Ways to improve employee development

Ways to improve employee development

Focusing on your employees’ development is one of the best long-term investments you can make for your small business. How well they perform and grow in their roles will not only increase efficiency in your business but also improve your employees’ engagement levels in the workplace.

Ways to help enhance your employees’ development include:

Provide varied learning opportunities
Your employees will have different ways they prefer to learn such as e-learning and face-to-face discussions. You must ensure you match these different learning styles to the needs of each employee. Consider incorporating technologies to assist employees who are time-poor so they can complete training in their own time and at their own pace.

Pair up
Creating a buddy system can be a far more effective way for employees to learn together. Having another individual with them can help boost motivation and engagement levels in the training activities.

Give regular feedback
Offering regular feedback to your employees is an easy way to boost efficiency and performance levels in your business. It provides an opportunity to address areas that could be improved and reward staff for areas in which they succeed.

Offer room to grow
Encourage your employees to put forward ideas where they can develop their role in your business. In this way, they will be more engaged in their position and become more invested in growing your business.


If you believe the matters discussed above are relevant to your business, please contact Darren Smith of our office to discuss further.

Darren is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience, including working in the big 4 and medium sized firms before becoming a partner of a city based firm in 2000.

He has gained much experience and has extensive knowledge in providing business and taxation advice, superannuation planning, negotiation of sales and acquisitions of businesses and property development. His client base covers a wide range of industry groups.

Darren works with business owners to grow their businesses and create personal wealth within and outside of their business.

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