There is a hunger for talent out there and most entrepreneurs have learned that the hard way. If you’ve ever hired someone to join your company, you know that finding the right startup employee isn’t easy. But once you find the perfect fit, it is important to do as much as you can to keep them.
Nowadays, more and more startup employees need more than a paycheck to keep them in a company – they need to grow, learn more, have more responsibilities and opportunities. To keep your valuable employees, you need to give them the opportunity to develop their skills.
As a startup owner, it is important to have an employee development strategy in order to keep your team members excited and motivated to grow. Here are four ways to do so:
Sign them up for an online course
E-learning is very trendy right now. There are many online platforms that offer very professional and interesting online courses. Pick some online courses that your employees can benefit from, discuss the options with them and let them choose the course they want to sign up for and encourage them to do so.
Send them to training
Training opportunities are extremely important for your employees. Make sure that you are open to sending them to different trainings to enhance their skills. Employees tend to feel more motivated after attending useful training sessions with other professionals from their industry.
Encourage in-team training
Each team member specializes in different areas and has special skills and knowledge. Encourage your employees to engage in assignments in which they can share their expertise with the rest of the team. This is a great way not only to broaden one’s skills but also to become more understanding of the work their colleagues do.
Attend conferences and networking events
You as entrepreneur probably attend many different conferences dedicated to business, entrepreneurship, your specific niche, and so on. Invite your employees to join you at a conference of their interest. The experience will strengthen your relationship, will help them meet new people, and explore new horizons.