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Provide Learning & Development To See Employee Engagement Results

There is not a lack of motivation in the workplace, there is a lack of development. We often blame poor employee engagement on a lack of motivation from employees.  However, employees consistently tell us that to feel more engaged in the workplace they want skills, training and experience that will help them grow and make them more marketable now and in the future.

Here are a few ways you can develop your employees to increase their engagement and loyalty:

1- Provide them with skills and training and experience with your eLearning program. Tip: make sure your eLearning program is mobile capable so they can learn on-demand, in-time, and when it’s convenient for them.

2- Provide them with hands-on experience. Give them projects and challenges that will give them tangible, hands on experience to practice their skills and grow their problem solving abilities.

3- Provide them with growth opportunities. Give them a chance to shadow their superiors and learn about different roles in the organization.  Provide them with ongoing learning, advanced training and support so that they can grow within the organization, otherwise they will grow someplace else.

4- Give them knowledge and coaching about how they can succeed within the organization. Make sure they know your organizational culture and values. Be transparent about expectations and the direction they are headed so that they feel respected and valued.

When you invest in the development of your employees by giving them learning opportunities and coaching, they will feel enabled to do their job, and will be motivated to create an incredible experience both internally with their colleagues and externally for your customers.

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Jennifer Budinsky is the Director, Marketing Communications for Global Engagement Solutions whose mission is to help companies create engaging employee and customer experiences. Prior to joining GES Jennifer was the Communications and Marketing Manager at Green Living Enterprises, Canada’s leading cause marketing and event agency focused on social and environmental program development. She has a Master of Arts in Communication and Social Justice, and Bachelor of Arts Honours in Communication, Media and Film from the University of Windsor. She resides in Toronto, Ontario and spends her free time working as an actress on various television and film projects there. Jennifer is an ambassador for encouraging people to create exceptional experiences in every aspect of their lives, from work to home to play!