“The number of job transitions is only increasing, so high potential people are looking for opportunities to grow and develop. Organizations that don’t address this need are in for a rude awakening,” says Michael Ownbey, director of client engagement for The Ken Blanchard Companies. “People will go where they have an opportunity to advance themselves and where they feel valued. Companies that are unable to offer advanced training to a large percentage of their workforce are going to find themselves at a disadvantage in attracting and retaining top talent.”
For organizations looking to make the shift, Ownbey suggests two different approaches depending on company size.
For companies that have the infrastructure and instructional design talent to support it, Ownbey suggests identifying high potentials and creating opportunities for them…
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