Why Challenging Your Employees Can Be a Challenge

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-14-2016 Email

Employees are making New Year's resolutions for 2016—with many committed to taking charge of their professional lives, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder. A significant share is determined to reduce work-related stress. They also want to earn a raise and/or promotion, while saving more of their pay. And a notable percentage of them plan to leave their current employer. In an era when companies struggle to recruit and retain quality tech talent, the latter finding may prove troublesome. Which is why CIOs should take proactive steps to make sure their IT teams are engaged, while helping them more easily achieve annual goals related to stress reduction, career advancement and financial security. "Just because a person is satisfied with their job doesn't necessarily mean they aren't looking for new work," said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder. "Because of this, it's critical to keep up with your employees' needs and continue to challenge them with work they feel is meaningful." More than 3,250 employees took part in the research, which was conducted by Harris Poll.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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