How Can Employers Support Their Employees With Career Advancement?

by | Feb 25, 2022 | Career Advancement, Employers' Workforce Mental Health Resources, Tempo Live, Workplace Mental Health

While many employers focus on the career longevity of their employees, career advancement is an equally important characteristic of growth. This may mean moving up within your organization or transferring to other departments to expand their skillsets. Either way, employers have a role to play in their employees’ career advancement.  Here is how can employers support their employees with career advancement.

Why Is It Important for Employers to Provide Career Advancement Opportunities?  

Here are reasons employee career advancement benefits you as an employer:  

  • You can entice and keep good employees by supporting their career advancement.  
  • You have the opportunity to teach employees new skills that improve their work and keep them motivated. 
  • You may find opportunities to promote from within to create high-level executives from your employee pool.  
  • Career development may help employees present your company in a positive light as they move on to other opportunities.  

How Does it Help Employees Make Progress in Their Careers?  

Switching jobs is one of the ways employees become more successful in their careers. This is because they tend to make more money and gain better benefits as they move forward. They can also move into positions they find more personally rewarding and engaging.  

You can support your employees by developing their skills and helping them understand career paths within the field or industry. In addition, you can provide them with qualifications and experience that open new doors.  

How Can Employers Support Their Employees With Career Advancement?  

Employers have many ways to support employee growth, including:  

  • Talking to employees about career goals and interests 
  • Finding ways to utilize each employee’s skills within the company and build skills accordingly  
  • Providing mentors  
  • Paying for education, whether that is a degree, license, certificate, or other credentials  
  • Providing in-house continuing education  
  • Identifying and encouraging strengths  
  • Providing constructive feedback  

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