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The Benefits of Investing in your Young Professionals

06/09/2016 @ 15:25:00

THE BENEFITS OF INVESTING IN YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

 

The millennial generation, now entering employment in vast numbers will shape the business world for years to come. It is estimated over 50% of the global workforce will be made up of these professionals in 2020 and will therefore be critical to the future of your business. CEOs tell us that attracting and keeping younger workers is one of their biggest talent challenges.

 

As a powerful generation, their career aspirations, attitudes about work, and knowledge of new technologies will define the culture of the 21st century workplace. The pace of change in business has never been greater. Our experience, when training and coaching this age group, show that they are open minded, brave and adaptable. It is therefore no surprise that those with the right skills will be in high demand.  So from an employer perspective, there is every reason to invest time and money in your young employees.

 

As we move forward, we believe the skills needed in the workforce are going to be less about IQ and a little bit more about EQ.  We all now have IQ knowledge available to us 24 hours a day at the click of a button or the swipe of a finger. Developing an employee’s technical skills are clearly still high priority for any employer but providing training and improving soft skills that improve EQ, can provide a massive advantage for your business. Quality training and coaching provides the knowledge, motivation and incentive to perform well for your company and promotes employer loyalty. 

 

As potential future leaders of your business, your young employees will need support to develop vital leadership skills.  As they say ‘leaders are made, not born’.  Leadership skills are something that we have to work on throughout our careers but providing solid foundations early ensures we have the confidence to communicate well, make decisions and influence the people around us.

 

For the last few years we have been listening to our clients, conducting research and gaining insight into the challenged faced by this powerful generation.   As a result we have developed our unique Young Professionals Academy which is designed improve valuable soft skills and EQ.  The course involves 4 x 1 day modules (approx. 1 month apart) with business related assignments set in between each session.  After completing a psychometric assessment, each delegate receives 1:2:1 coaching before and after each module which allows us to agree their personal actions between sessions (often based around confidence, raising their profile, communication skills, dealing with challenging people etc.).  The main objective of the course is to fast-track the delegates in their careers and make them valuable contributors for their employers. 

 

If you value your young employees and are keen to support them in their development, please visit the link below:

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