Career advancement is important. Really important. In fact, both employees and companies rank career advancement opportunities among the top three drivers of attraction and retention (2016 Willis Towers Watson Global Workforce and Global Talent Management & Rewards Studies – U.S.).
Employees rank the opportunity to learn new skills among the top five drivers of attraction and retention (2016 Willis Towers Watson Global Workforce Study – U.S.). What does this really mean for organizations? If you think about the many jobs and functions of an organization, and break down all of the possible skills associated with those jobs, you could end up with an overwhelming list of hundreds of things to develop, measure and manage.