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Workers want career coaching

Thursday March 26, 2015 Written by  Right Management
As talent shortages persist and employee retention becomes increasingly important, employers must make career development a priority by enabling their managers to coach and mentor their teams.

But, according to a new poll by Right Management, North American employees report two-thirds of managers fail to actively engage in their career development.

“High-performing talent is a competitive differentiator and organizations should be doing everything they can to build the careers of their top talent to keep them engaged and onboard,” said Bram Lowsky, executive vice-president of Right Management. “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.”

According to the poll, only 17 per cent of employees report their managers are actively engaged in their career development, while 15 per cent say their managers are sometimes engaged. Sixty-eight per cent of managers are not engaged in their employee’s career development.

Right Management surveyed 616 employees in the U.S. and Canada via an online poll that ran from Jan. 5 through March 3.

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