Why is career growth important not just for the employees, but for the company as well?

When we talk about career growth, there are multiple aspects that need to be taken into consideration, as they’re all important in the development of an individual, but the one thing that really makes a big difference is when personal and professional growth are “alligned”. If this is the case, what can we do to support the development of our employees?

In one of the Re:Imagine Session in the People Management series, Nikita Popova, People Specialist at IT Labs, elaborated at length on all the processes, tools, and methods that are used to ensure employees reach their potential.

The first step is the creation of a personal development plan and a well-structured career path for each position. A clear picture of the potential career path and what one can expect from the start are the two things that will offer the employe a feeling of security, increase motivation, give them a clear picture of the future, and allows them to plan on how to achieve it. 

Once showing the possibilities, the next step is to provide the tools and support of how one can take that journey. There are many ways of doing so, and Nikita recommends taking a holistic approach to offer your employees a variety of ways they can learn and grow through:

  • Tech-stack communities 
  • Technical training and courses 
  • Certificates 
  • Soft-skills training 
  • One on One Coaching sessions 
  • Mentoring Programs 
  • Mindfulness and well-being programs for personal development 
  • Well-structured processes for offering feedback to your employees 

Taking care of talent will always be rewarding for an organization, and recognizing that there is no better investment than in the growth of your employees will only result in the growth of your organization.

Nikita went in detail on all these subjects during the ReIimagine session in the People Management series in her session that took place in November 2022, that was organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Philosophy. 

Stay tuned for the upcoming Re:imagine session on www.it-labs.com/events.

Re:Imagine Sessions