Employee development is a joint, ongoing effort on the part of employees and the organization where they work to help employees upgrade their knowledge, skills and abilities. Successful employee development training programs require a balance between an individual's career needs and institutional needs to get work accomplished. Effective programs can make positive contributions to individual and organizational performance as well as the bottom line. Providing employees with the opportunities to develop new skills helps reduce costly turnover expenses.
Why is Employee Development a focus area for the CWE Center?
Employee development has been identified as very important to employees at OHSU. We want to make sure it is available for everyone. Training helps employees live up to their full potential and strengthens OHSU's workforce. As more employees develop their skills in needed areas, there is a cumulative effect that benefits the entire organization. The more successful an OHSU employee becomes, the more successful OHSU becomes.
Benefits of Employee Development
- A highly skilled workforce can accomplish more as individuals gain experience and knowledge.
- Increased job satisfaction and morale among employees.
- Increased employee engagement.
- Increased employee motivation.
- Reduced turnover.