Apr 26, 2022
Written by: Stephanie Hanlon, Senior Account Director, Program Design
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Promising talent can be found inside your organization if you have the right data and a targeted approach to help employees see a positive future for themselves and the organization. Check out three ways to create a memorable recognition moment.
Based on our annual New Rules of Engagement® research, one of the top predictors of both commitment and performance is employees being able to see a future for themselves and the organization. Here are a few ways to encourage your employees to envision their future with your company.
Early career focus in the past has been on employee onboarding but now career pathing is getting its time in the limelight. Employers can start by looking at current intern, part-time and entry-level populations as targets for early goal setting. Once goals and a path are established, create a rewards and recognition structure around activities to keep them focused and motivated. It may take a year or more for an intern to become full-time so making sure they receive adequate coaching, recognition and rewards along the way will increase the likelihood they’ll stick around to see the finish line.
That same review, upskilling and career pathing can happen with more tenured employees as well. By leveraging engagement and performance data, an organization can identify those employees who are high potential and begin defining a path to leadership.
Tenured employees in general deserve some extra recognition and attention. They’ve suffered alongside talent management with the Great Resignation, watching colleagues go and often having to take over their work and train replacements. The added stress of constant change can have a significant impact on their work and health and contribute to feeling burned out, even if they are still highly engaged in their work.