Top Story: Data Says Offering Career Development Boosts Employee Retention

Top Story: Data Says Offering Career Development Boosts Employee Retention

Are you giving your employees what they want?

You might think that means, “Am I giving them more money?”

Well, you’re probably right to a degree. But according to a new survey this week from Instructure, it’s not money — all the time — that forces employees away from your company.

Instead, 70% say they’d quit working for you if you didn’t offer enough of a career development opportunity. And that speaks to people not wanting to be stuck in the same position forever.

But there are other ways to develop someone’s career within your company, no matter what they do. Consider simple things like offering more responsibilities to employees. And give them a bigger stake in the success of the company. Or allow them to add a skill to their resume.

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Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor for Small Business Trends and has been a member of the team for 16 years. A professional journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional media and online media, he attended Waynesburg University and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has held roles of reporter, editor and publisher, having founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press.