Leadership Blog

Feb 19, 2024

Your Leadership Link by Cullen S. Gibson, Vice President


Things You Can offer Employees That are Better than a Raise


Career Growth Plan


In an ever-evolving world, the thirst for knowledge has become more pronounced than ever, especially as it is seen as the key to staying ahead in one’s field. Young employees, in particular, exhibit a strong desire for continuous learning. Therefore, it is imperative to ensure that ample opportunities exist within your organization for individuals to pursue their quest for knowledge.

To encourage employee retention, engage in career conversations with your team members. What employees truly seek are interactive dialogues where they can discuss their skills, choices, and ideas. They desire a genuine exchange where you actively listen to their aspirations.

Listening to your employees is a powerful way to demonstrate your commitment to their learning, growth, and development. Collaborate with them to construct a career plan, fostering a sense of loyalty.

Here are some questions to guide your employees in crafting their career growth plans:

  1. What skills do you believe are essential to acquire in order to achieve your goals?
  2. Which existing abilities do you possess that could contribute to your pursuit of these goals?
  3. Who is already in your network that might facilitate opportunities for you?
  4. What training options could be made available to address the skill gaps you’ve identified?


Stay tuned next week for Number 4!

This series been derived from the book “Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay” authored by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans.