In this era of transferable skills, reduced workplace security and increased employee mobility, it's no longer uncommon to have switched career three times before the age of thirty. Some studies even predict that an 18-year-old today will have as many as 14 jobs by the time they’re just 38.
This drastic shift, from lifelong job security to a more flexible model of employment, means that employees are taking more responsibility for their personal and professional development than ever before. Keen to glean new skills which will help them to move towards their full potential, workers are increasingly drawn towards roles which offer opportunities for both personal and professional development. It's little surprise that organisations with high levels of employee engagement typically excel in offering avenues for career progression and personal growth. The value of educating your own workforce cannot be underestimated – both in terms of workplace satisfaction and the increased potential and capabilities of your team.
Best Companies' survey measures engagement across 8 factors, one of which is 'Personal Growth'.