This is How Coaches Boost Employee Engagement [Infographic]

Are you tired of hiring strong talent only to see them jump ship within a year? What’s worse, you invest all that time and energy into properly onboarding employees only to see their performance stagnate a few months in. The main culprit behind high turnover rates and flatlining productivity is disengagement in the workplace.

How can employers get their employees motivated in their work and help them perform at their best?

The infographic below — compiled by MyWorkNinja, a service that connects people with ICF certified executive coaches — demonstrates how leadership coaches can empower employees with the tools they need to set personal and professional goals, develop new skills, and achieve a better work-life balance, all through individualized career development strategies.

Here are some highlights:

  • 67% of American employees say they feel disengaged at work.
  • 43.1% of companies have formal goal setting and tracking programs.
  • On average, 1 in 3 skills requested in job postings is a “baseline skill” — soft skills.
  • 41% of job seekers want more work-life balance.  
  • 57% of employees say they prefer corrective feedback, and 72% said their performance would improve if managers provided corrective feedback.

When you can hire and train a team of committed employees who want to evolve, the possibilities for company growth are endless.

Check out the full infographic below to see why individualized career development strategies are crucial in the current landscape of disengaged workers. Once you identify your top performers, leadership coaches can help them set goals, develop new skills, and achieve a better work-life balance to improve their performance and encourage their growth within your organization.


How are you using career development to retain employees and help them growth? Share in the comments below.

Author: Heather Huhman

Waldorf, Md.-based Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager and president of Come Recommended, a content-marketing and digital-PR consultancy for job-search and human-resources technologies. She is the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle.

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