Studies show that employees desire workplace development and want to be given the opportunities to enhance their skills and forge their own career paths. In fact, investing in employee upskilling and reskilling can be an organization’s greatest tool to increase retention. The University of Phoenix’s Career Optimism Index of 2023 found that 68% of Americans looking to leave their job in the next six months would stay if their company did more to provide them with career development. Additionally, 70% of employees stated that if their company gave them more opportunities to apply new skills, they would be more likely to stay for their entire career.
Driving Your Own Development empowers learners to take control of their own skill-building opportunities. By breaking down adult learning theory and explaining how self-development can work, learners can adopt an internal locust of control. This can also be a great course for organizations to use to encourage their learners to take advantage of elective learning if current bandwidth doesn’t allow for prescriptive programs.
New Hire Success is a 14-part video course that gives viewers the fundamentals they need to succeed as new employees – including how they show up on the very first day. New Hire Success is an ideal onboarding choice for workplaces that have yet to develop their own specific curriculums. These short videos are a great way to begin an employee’s first two weeks at work.
Meredith Whipple Callahan is a partner and executive coach at Evolution, a coaching, consulting, and investment firm that partners with start-up and high-growth companies. She is also the author of Indispensable: How to Succeed at Your First Job and Beyond, where she also speaks to learners about taking control of their career path and ensuring their success from an internal locust of control.