CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 16

FEATURE

HOW TO
AVOID

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'CAREER
MISERY'

IN YOUR
WORKPLACE
NEW RESEARCH shows that one
in six British workers over the age
of 35 were unhappy at work, while
almost a third of those over 55 said
they didn't feel appreciated. At Right
Management, we know that when
individuals succeed, organizations
win  - and unhappy staff equals
an unproductive organization. Use
these five strategies to ensure your
employees don't become part of the
'Career Misery' cohort.

1

Engage your employees with
regular Career Conversations
Leaders today know that engagement is now far more than a simple
measure of staff morale: it's a key
driver of business performance.
Engaged staff mean reduced turnover and increased productivity.
How are your Employee Engagement
Survey results shaping up? Does
line management consistently come
up as an area for improvement? 82%
of today's employees would be more
engaged in their work if their manager conducted meaningful Career
Conversations with them on a
regular basis.

2

Ensure you have the right
people in the right roles
Our latest research has shown that
up to 1 in 5 people are in the wrong
role: jobs they are not engaged with
or motivated by. Can you afford
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not to implement a career development strategy? By filling your talent
pipelines with existing employees -
providing opportunities for career
development whilst also reducing
turnover  - you'll improve engagement, morale and brand reputation.

simply opening up communications
channels and encouraging staff to
share their news on your intranet
or internal social media site. If your
staff get along outside of work, they
are far more likely to be productive
together at work.

3

5

Invest in your teams
As well as developing the individuals within your organization,
it's important not to forget the
importance of engaging your teams.
Teams are the lifeblood of an organization: they represent the collective
creativity of your people, enhance
and embed cultural aspirations, and
enable the greatest amount of work
to be done through the most efficient
use of resources and intellectual
capital. Consider implementing a
formal team effectiveness program, with measurable outcomes
supporting business performance,
individual sense of purpose and
organizational culture.

4

Don't forget to have fun
We spend more time with our
work colleagues than with any of
the other people in our lives, and
while much of the working day may
be focused on achieving results, it's
important to allow time for social
activities too. This could be in the
shape of after work drinks, a formal business development day, or

Promote a culture of
career development
Let your employees know that they
are in charge of their own careers.
Encourage individuals to seek personal development opportunities
by taking on additional projects
or working in different teams, or
develop an internal mentoring programme to encourage staff to support each other. It's also important
to remember that sometimes an
unhappy employee may be better off
in a different role elsewhere - foster a
culture of openness that encourages
individuals to be honest about their
career goals, whether they lie inside
of the organization or not.
By investing in your people, you'll
reap the benefits and so will they:
creating a happier, more productive
workforce.
This article originally appeared on
Right Management's Thoughtwire, at
Right.com. Right Management is a sponsor of CPHR Alberta's 2018 Conference:
HR Undefined and a long-time supporter
of CPHR Alberta.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018

Leadership Matters
A Vision for 2018 Workplaces
Cultivating a Culture of Innovation: Innovation is People!
Do You have these Types of Fraudulent Claims on Your Benefits Plan?
How to Avoid ‘Career Misery’ in Your Workplace
Legal Corner: Rolling Out New Employment Contracts?
Legal Corner: Demystifying Constructive Dismissal
Legislation Update: Is Pay Equity Legislation Coming to Alberta?
Suppliers’ Guide
Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Intro
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - cover1
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - cover2
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 3
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 4
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Leadership Matters
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - A Vision for 2018 Workplaces
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CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 8
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 9
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Cultivating a Culture of Innovation: Innovation is People!
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CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 12
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 13
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Do You have these Types of Fraudulent Claims on Your Benefits Plan?
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 15
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - How to Avoid ‘Career Misery’ in Your Workplace
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Legal Corner: Rolling Out New Employment Contracts?
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Legal Corner: Demystifying Constructive Dismissal
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 19
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 20
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Legislation Update: Is Pay Equity Legislation Coming to Alberta?
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Suppliers’ Guide
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CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 24
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 25
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
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