Career development is a key component of every company’s success. How employees evolve in their roles determines their overall accomplishments. It’s so important, in fact, the whole month of November is National Career Development Month.
“We now have the youngest and brightest teaching the oldest,” Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, explained 20 years ago regarding the efficacy of reverse mentoring.
In his first project focused on reverse mentoring, Welch paired 500 junior and senior employees. He hoped it would result in the junior employees teaching senior employees about new technology and tools.
And it worked.
Your team is your main focus. Ensuring they’re healthy, satisfied at work, and succeeding in their roles is more than a full-time job. Keeping up with these demands often results in leaders neglecting themselves. But it’s important to remember self-care and mental well-being aren’t just important for your employees.
After years of seeing game rooms and coffee shops pop up on large company campuses, the employee experience is evolving into a complete understanding of employees’ needs. HR’s role of embracing those needs requires a 360-degree view into what’s necessary for your team to reach their best at work.