One thing our employees most want (and need)

A Harvard Business Review survey of more than 400,000 people across the U.S. found that when employees believe promotions were managed appropriately, they are more than twice as likely to work harder and stay engaged in their current organization. The survey, conducted throughout the last year, proves that effectively promoting people throughout your company can greatly enhance your organization’s success.

The survey also found that these people – who believe that promotions are handled effectively – are five times as likely to think leaders act with integrity.

With this in mind, before promoting an employee, the Harvard Business Review recommends:

  • clarifying team members’ aspirations;
  • encouraging team members to apply for new positions within your organization (even if you have someone specific in mind; you might be surprised);


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