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In a world that glorifies the go-go-go, it’s easy to overlook one of the most important pieces of leadership: managing your energy. Working overtime, dealing with an overflowing inbox, and working on the to-do list that never ends are touted as badges of honour, but the truth is that it’s difficult to make good decisions - and nearly impossible to lead a team - when you feel depleted. Your team needs a leader who is alert, focused, and present. So what does it take to make that happen - and to inspire your team to do the same?
Here’s the truth: your employees want training. One of the biggest reasons for turnover in the workplace is a lack of training and development. Employees are 42% more likely to stay at a job when they’ve received the appropriate training. In-person, instructor-led corporate training has been regarded as the holy grail in the corporate world; it’s been considered the most impactful and sought after development opportunity in one’s career. This in-person training can come in the form of an in-house workshop, seminar, or attending an external conference or course.

 - from the recruiting team looking for your top talent.

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day operations of running a business. There are always fires to put out, concerns that require immediate action, and a to-do list that needs to happen yesterday. In the midst of the hustle, it’s easy to overlook a crucial component to your company’s success: investing in your people managers. But neglecting the long-term development of your managers will end up costing you - especially when your top talent starts looking elsewhere. As a recruiting team, this is what we’re seeing when we talk to your managers:

Robust onboarding programs are now the new norm, or at least expected to be, in strong-cultured companies. Studies show that when you Invest in a new hire’s experience in the first 90 days, their performance over the lifetime in that company is drastically higher than...

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