(Editor’s note: IUPUI as an organization, like most Hoosiers, is concerned with creating great talent in the workforce, and keeping that talent in our state. They will be conducting the IUPUI Talent Network Forum on March 15, 2016. Their Professional Development and Corporate Education department has created and provided these tips as a sneak preview of the content in that event.)
What do employers need to know to attract and retain the best employees?
Whether you are an employee or employer, maintaining your talent edge can be a challenge if you aren’t growing and improving your skills, products, and services.
It may be tempting to look outside of Indiana for new talent. But it’s less expensive and creates a more desirable workplace environment over the long haul to develop the talent that we have here in the Hoosier state, or that you may even currently have under your company’s roof right now.
Invest in people as a core strategy – for you and your company. Consider these 5 benefits as you make the investment:
1) To retain and grow your talent: Companies should focus on growing talent at all levels of the organization. From the customer service desk to the executive boardroom, all levels value opportunities to adapt and grow skills.
2) To attract new talent: Often considered part of a benefits package, today’s job seekers value companies who invest in training and education programs. Investing in people as part of your strategy can differentiate you in the market.
3) To drive engagement and culture: Employers who invest in their people have greater engagement. Greater engagement leads to improved loyalty and culture. This, in turn, drives improved employee satisfaction and a highly desired culture.
4) To define quality and standards: Establishing customized training programs for your company allows you to create standards for service and quality. Employees unite around the standards, taking pride in the work that they perform as part of a broader cause.
5) To prepare for future needs: By creating talent development strategies, companies can predict needs of the future workforce and identify talent gaps. Plans and programs can be developed proactively to retrain existing employees or introduce new skills.
For more, contact IUPUI Professional Development and Corporate Education. From talent forums and next-level training programs to customized training designed specifically for you, we deliver education and professional development programs to increase and retain talent in Indiana. For more information about us, see: PDCE.
(Editor’s note: This content was created by the Professional Development and Corporate Education department at IUPUI.)