We used to think that more money means job satisfaction. Now – most of us would agree that job satisfaction cannot be summed up to a paycheck.
Findings show that job satisfaction can be improved by giving your employees the opportunity to develop their career, their competencies and by giving them the chance to engage in advanced training. Smart businesses today are using their resources to prepare their workforce for tomorrow by developing their personal and work competencies. Workforce development means increased productivity, higher retention rates, and stronger relationships with colleagues and clients. Workforce performance can be optimized across the board by honing in on mission-critical skills. Employees engaged in training to make communication and teamwork more effective are more equipped to lead their respective teams to success – no matter what industry they are in and no matter how diverse a team working around the globe. Investing in workforce development like foreign language and cross-culture training can mean higher returns on investments in emerging markets. Every company trains their employees to adhere to organizational standards, to use organizational strategies and to meet specific goals. Many companies nowadays have the right talent in key positions but are still looking to add Chinese, Spanish, German, or Portuguese speakers to their workforce. These same companies are now taking steps to train their current employees in intercultural communication reducing the need for extensive recruiting processes. There is no reason to look for new talent to take over an account when the workforce you have already has a foundation to work off of. Give your employees the chance to learn the customers language and watch as your client relationships grow and business prospers.