We know people want to learn and grow at work, regardless of economic and market conditions. This almost always translates to employees asking themselves and their managers, “How can I do a better job so that I can get paid more, promoted, or land my next dream role?” Our new data insights show us that, even with some industry and regional nuances, if companies leave those questions unanswered, in most cases, people will leave the moment they find a better opportunity elsewhere.
I often think what gets lost in conversations about providing learning and growth opportunities that will help retain employees is: What do your employees want? And this may vary depending on the job functions and demographics. Just as businesses need new skills, employees need to discover their career possibilities and change, too.