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 include the state Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, effective February 24, 2019.
This briefing provides a training tool for employees on sexual harassment protections in Delaware.
This briefing for supervisors provides a training tool on sexual harassment protections in Delaware.
Delaware employers must ensure compliance with new sexual harassment prevention training requirements.
Updated to reflect legal developments regarding the Seattle Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative.
Updated to reflect provisions of the Illinois Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, effective January 1, 2019.
Updated to reflect education and training requirements for talent agencies; expansion of applicability of harassment prevention training requirements; and optional training components, effective January 1, 2019.
Updated to include provisions expanding defamation protections, effective January 1, 2019.
Updated to include Delaware requirements, effective January 1, 2019.
HR guidance on the legal risks and benefits of employee training and development. Support on fully developing workers through means such as training.