With employee retention a perennial concern for employers, an effective learning and development (L&D) program can be a critical factor in getting talent to stay. Prioritizing and promoting opportunities to learn and grow professionally can help move the needle in terms of retention, as well as recruiting new talent.
One effective way to ensure employees focus on L&D is to allocate time for learning by providing meeting-free days or weeks. Wesley Connor, senior vice president, global people experience leader for Randstad Sourceright, explains how designating meeting-free weeks on a quarterly basis enables employees to pursue development opportunities, expand their networks, job shadow a colleague and learn new skills.
The results of these quarterly meeting-free weeks include significant increases in demand for internal L&D programs and participation in mentorship programs.
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