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    Employee Engagement and Retention

    How to Develop Talent in your Organization

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    Hadar Keren
    December 29, 2022
    3 min read
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    As a Learning and Development (L&D) manager, your primary goal is to develop talent within your organization. By investing in your employees’ growth, you not only increase their productivity and job satisfaction but also improve the overall performance of your company.

    Here are some practical tips for developing talent in your organization that we’ve seen really work for our customers:

    1. Create a culture of learning

    Encourage your employees to continue learning and growing by creating a culture of learning within your organization. This can be achieved by organizing regular training sessions, providing access to e-learning platforms, and offering mentorship and coaching opportunities (if you’re interested in any of these, please check out our internal training & professional development product modules). By making learning a part of your company’s DNA, you can inspire your employees to develop new skills and knowledge that can help them grow professionally.

    Example: Organize a monthly lunch-and-learn session where employees can come together to learn about new topics and share their knowledge with each other. Invite subject matter experts from within your company or outside to conduct these sessions.

    1. Provide opportunities for stretch assignments

    Stretch assignments are projects or tasks that challenge employees to go beyond their current skill set and comfort zone. By providing opportunities for stretch assignments, you can help your employees develop new skills, learn new things, and gain experience in different areas. This can not only improve their performance in their current role but also prepare them for future leadership roles.

    Example: Assign an employee from the marketing team to work on a project with the sales team to gain a better understanding of how sales and marketing work together. This can help the employee develop skills in both areas and contribute to better collaboration between the two teams.

    1. Offer clear career paths

    Employees want to know that there is a clear path for growth within the organization. As an L&D manager, you can help create clear career paths for your employees by providing opportunities for advancement, outlining the skills and knowledge required for each level, and offering training and mentorship to help them achieve their career goals (if this is relevant for you, please check out our career development product module).

    Example: Create a career path for customer service representatives that outlines the skills and experience required to move from a junior to a senior role. Provide training and mentorship to help them develop these skills and monitor their progress towards their career goals.

    1. Encourage employee feedback

    Encourage your employees to give feedback on their work and the company as a whole. This can help them feel heard and valued while also providing valuable insights into areas where improvement is needed. Make sure to act on the feedback you receive and communicate the actions taken to show that you are listening and committed to making positive changes.

    Example: Conduct regular pulse surveys to gather feedback from employees on various aspects of their work and the company. Share the results of the survey with the employees and take actions to address any areas where improvement is needed.

    1. Celebrate employee achievements

    Recognize and celebrate your employees’ achievements to show that their hard work and dedication are valued. This can be done through public recognition, rewards and incentives, or even a simple thank you note. Celebrating employee achievements can not only boost their morale but also motivate them to continue performing at their best.

    Example: Create an employee recognition program that acknowledges employees who go above and beyond in their work. This can include awards, bonuses, or even a shoutout in the company newsletter. Make sure to celebrate achievements publicly to show that their hard work is noticed and appreciated.


    By following these practical tips, you can develop talent within your organization and create a culture of learning and growth. Think of talent development as a two-for-one deal: You get happier employees and a happier bottom line. It’s like getting a free side of fries with your burger, except the fries are better skills and knowledge!


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