Are Employers Using Employees Skills Properly?
Posted on July 5, 2012 by Gail Danneman
Have you ever had a job and wondered why you were not truly utilizing all the skills and abilities you were capable of? Did you end up staying with this position or did you move on? Part of what drives employees to remain satisfied and motivated on the job is the level of self-efficacy that one receives as a result of their job.
64% of employees from our 2011 global panel study reported feeling that their skills and abilities were properly utilized in their workplace. Why is this an important statistic? Most employees want to feel that they are being utilized properly at work. After all, why wouldn’t an organization want to make use of employees’ potential?
Employees with high positions in an organization have qualities that are important to organizations. Retaining top talent should be a huge focus of organizations. Why? Top talent that decides to leave your organization may go straight to your competitor. Recruiters place top talent individuals in organizations that are similar to previous employers for a smooth transition.
How should organizations retain top talent? It is important to keep the lines of communication open between the organization and top talent employees. If there is a responsibility that an employee would like to add to their position, the organization needs to be aware of the situation.
Are you utilizing your skills on the job? Is there more you would like to be doing at work?