Overview: Undesirable employee turnover continues to be an unwelcome specter to organizational viability. The loss of valuable, or potentially valuable, employees harms a business's bottom line. Employers should invest in employee training and development through a number of initiatives that help hone employee performance and improve employee retention. These initiatives should include comprehensive training programs, varied career development options and effective performance appraisal systems.
Employee motivation drives employee engagement, which in turn drives employee development. Organizations should renew focus on nurturing employee growth, especially by tapping into the various competencies and talents that make diverse employees succeed.
Trends: Given current economic conditions, many employees, supervisors and managers have had to develop different competencies and areas of expertise in order to: (i) accomplish organizational goals in a downsized workplace; or (ii) remain attractive and in demand in a competitive marketplace.
Author: Marta Moakley, JD, Legal Editor
Updated to remove December 1, 2016, overtime requirements that will not be implemented or enforced. .
An employer may use this checklist when seeking to improve employee engagement.
This Worked Example illustrates how HR may improve employee engagement by focusing on increased communications, training and development.
This How To details the steps an employer should take to improve employee engagement within the organization.
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Updated to reflect forthcoming performance improvement plan provisions under the Seattle Secure Scheduling Ordinance.
This Worked Example illustrates how HR may make a business case for an initiative of increasing the organization's profitability by reducing the cost of voluntary employee turnover.
Updated to reflect forthcoming training requirements under the Property Services Workers Protection Act.
HR guidance on the legal risks and benefits of employee training and development. Support on fully developing workers through means such as training.