As the year comes to a close, we are all in the thick of planning and approving budgets for the next year. Don't forget to put some money aside for professional development initiatives!
In order to retain quality employees and attain even more quality employees, a well-thought-out professional development program is necessary for every organization. These programs should include formal (think: workshops, conferences, certifications) and informal (mentoring, on-the-job) options to give employees the means necessary to do their job well. And isn't that what we all want?
It's scary to think that only 32% of employees are engaged at work. Don't let that happen in your organization. Listen to our most recent webinar as our very own Tom Hileman and Valerie Kovacs from First Federal Lakewood take you through why professional development programs are important, introduce you to 3 types of programs and suggest how you can get started: