Career development hindered by unhelpful employers

05-04-2007

Career development hindered by unhelpful employers
A lack of help from employers is preventing their members of the UK workforce from developing their careers, new research has suggested.

Just 30 per cent of respondents to a survey conducted by HR consultancy BlessingWhite said they are happy with current policies on career development, despite 48 per cent believing that their employer has good intentions regarding the personal achievements of staff, onrec.com reports.

Tom Barry, UK managing director of BlessingWhite, said: "Many organisations are all too quick to blithely state that employees are their greatest asset. However, in our experience this is often not reflected in the level of effort put into developing talent and retaining the best workers.

"If employers fail to establish a genuine connection with staff then they will continue to suffer from a high turnover and the associated problems this brings.

"Rather than simply ticking boxes with a range of potentially useful - if sometimes expensive - information tools, companies must find a way to offer more personalised career support that meets people's personal, and professional, goals - as well as those of the organisation."


Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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