Recruiting

Employee Coaching: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need

As you comb through your Applicant Tracking System (ATS), you’re on the lookout for candidates who are job-ready and need little training. But should that really be the goal?

In short, no.
Even those who appear highly qualified and ready to start can become discouraged and overwhelmed if thrown into a new position with no training. However, new hires who know company leaders are invested in their future and who are willing to spend time on their development will be more likely to stay and succeed long-term.
To help recruiters understand the need and benefits of implementing a coaching strategy, Quantum Workplace—a company with an employee feedback platform designed to make work better each day—created the infographic (available in tomorrow’s Advisor!).
Here’s why you need to start coaching now:

  • Thanks to leaders who put learning and development opportunities at the top of their to-do list, employees are making big improvements. 71% felt motivated; 64% felt more equipped to do their job; 55% felt empowered; and 48% felt ready to take on more responsibility.
  • Highly engaged organizations said improving development and training opportunities was their second highest priority.
  • 79.5% of employees at a company with a formal development program were engaged.
  • 85% of highly disengaged employees don’t receive enough coaching from their boss.
  • Companies with monthly manager-employee coaching have 82.6% of engaged employees.

How is a lack of continual coaching affecting your team?
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.