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“Although the primary responsibility for an individual’s development rests with the individual, the supervisor/manager has an important role in encouraging, supporting, providing resources and removing obstacles for their development,” the university states on its website. After an employee has received training, “it is important to follow up and ensure that he has an opportunity to put the training to good use quickly before the new knowledge and/or skills become a distant memory.”
Added Lowsky: “A culture of career development begins with giving managers the skills they need to have career conversations with their employees on an ongoing basis. Individuals are more likely to stay when they have good leaders that understand their career goals and want to help them achieve them.” Aliah D. Wright is an online editor/manager for SHRM.
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