Whereas historically, employees stayed with a company for their entire career, the workers of today are likely to have many different roles with many different companies – and may well incorporate part-time and contract work into what they do. This sea change has fundamentally upended ideas of how businesses train and develop staff.
The key thing, writes Jacob Morgan in Inc, is for companies to always be evolving. And rather than being anxious about training staff, because they might leave, it benefits the company to develop skills and expertise as much as possible. The workers of today seek challenges and innovation, so development schemes can also do a great deal to retain staff, making them feel happier while actually being more productive; and in the case that they do move on, it’s only a testament to the excellence of the business that they’re well trained.