Career Growth = Culture Growth

Sean Dailey, Ytel |  
Can the growth and development of one single employee impact an entire company? With infectious motivation and drive to sharpen their own skills and knowledge, one employee has the ability to ultimately impact the company as a whole… including customers! Dive into the benefits of providing career growth for your team.

By allowing for opportunities where employees can grow their skills and build a fulfilling career, they’re not only able to provide for their families but also lead with passion and motivation about contributing to the company at large.

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Employee growth (even interdepartmental changes) causes a ripple effect of:

1. Motivated Employees and Company Culture Boost

Employees value guidance and care. Think about it, when employees recognize that their superiors invest time and energy into their career development and have the freedom to learn and take on new roles and responsibilities, employees see that growth in the company is possible. When they see that their work is purposeful and impactful, employees are motivated and excited to contribute their skills. Ultimately, their energy and enthusiasm are contagious and others want to join the positivity - creating a sustainable and scalable company culture that outlasts any physical items or office space.   

For leaders, take a step back and reflect on how you’re contributing to a positive company culture that encourages employee growth and development…

“How have I invested in the future of my employees that can impact the company?”

Ways to Enhance Employee Skills

  • Cultivate Collaboration
    Cross-departmental collaboration is key for company growth, as well as helping keep every team member’s skills sharp. When employees continue to leave their comfort zones, performance and skills are enhanced and team members are equipped to adapt to any situation.

  • Job Shadow Across Departments
    To avoid role complacency, encourage employees to step out of their responsibilities to further their company knowledge on different levels. Shadowing between roles and departments gives team members the opportunity to get hands-on experience to advance their skills that can benefit the company’s overall performance.

2. Customer Culture Enrichment

The day-to-day culture of your company influences the way employees communicate with customers, good or bad. When leaders invest in employees who serve the customers, customers notice. For example, if a customer is working one-on-one with a recently promoted employee, it shows that they’re working with someone that’s talented and knows what they’re talking about. People want to do business with companies that treat their employees well. When employees come in the office driven with purpose, and a genuine desire to innovate and learn, this positivity and passion for the company are ultimately poured into their conversations with customers.

Investing in your employees is investing in your company.

Bottom Line: It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of daily meetings, projects, and deadlines - but reality check - your employees are real people with lives outside of the office. By allowing for opportunities where they can grow their skills and build a fulfilling career, they’re not only able to provide for their families but also lead with passion and motivation about contributing to the company at large.

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Sean Dailey, Ytel

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Sean leads the People, Culture, and Partnership efforts at Ytel. After almost 5 years of agency recruiting, Sean decided to move into an internal recruiting role, where he could have more of a direct effect on growth and people’s lives That’s when he met Ytel and the rest is history. Sean is a huge believer in culture, and puts an emphasis on people and building relationships.

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