The Impact of Learning and Development

Over 1,600 employees from HEC member organizations participated in our recent organizational effectiveness survey.  The results of the survey show that there is much room for improvement when it comes to employers’ investment in the development of their employees:

  • Only 75% of respondents felt they are learning and growing on the job, compared to a national norm of 89%;
  • Just 71% affirmed they know what career opportunities are available to them at their workplace, compared to a national norm of 82%;
  • A mere 55% indicated their future career opportunities at their workplace look good, compared to a national norm of 79%; and
  • Only 71% responded their supervisor or someone else at their workplace encourages their development, compared to a national norm of 78%.

LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Learning Report indicates that 94% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their career development.  There is a strong connection between development, employee engagement and retention.  A company that invests in developing its employees will benefit from engaged employees who are invested in the company and in seeing the company succeed.  Engaged employees lead to more productive and successful organizations.

Learning and development go well beyond just technical training for employees.  According to the LinkedIn Report, companies recognize “soft skills” training for employees as the top priority for learning and development programs.

HEC is committed to helping our members increase employee engagement.  We offer development through “soft skills” training by way of comprehensive programs, 1:1 coaching, group coaching, and skills-building workshops.  As our focus is on helping your leaders, managers and employees actually change their behaviors, training is focused on real life workplace situations so the investment of time can pay off quickly.  A sampling of focus areas for our offerings include:

  • Supervisor, Manager and Leader Development
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Collaboration
  • Constructively Resolving Concerns (Conflict Resolution)
  • Influencing Outward and Upward

To learn more about how we can customize our offerings to meet your needs, contact Traci Manalani, Director of Organizational Effectiveness, at or (808) 440-8812.

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