Unlocking Employee Potential: 14 Latest Techniques for Career Development/Growth

by Strategic Outsourcing Limited August 18, 2023, 4:07 pm

Unlocking Employee Potential: 14 Latest Techniques for Career Development/Growth

Employee development is crucial for organizations to retain their employees and improve their performance.

It involves providing employees with opportunities to learn new skills, advance their careers, and achieve their full potential. 

In this article, Strategic Outsourcing Limited, a leading HR personnel and payroll outsourcing firm in Nigeria, will share some of the latest techniques for employee development and growth.

Latest Techniques for Employee Development and Growth

There are several techniques that organizations can use to support employee development and growth. 

Some of the latest techniques include:

Letting managers tell you what they need

Managers are often in the best position to identify the training needs of their employees. By involving managers in the training process, organizations can ensure that the training provided is relevant and meets the needs of their employees.

Creating dedicated time and space for learning

Organizations can support employee development by providing dedicated time and space for learning. This can include setting aside time during the workday for employees to attend training sessions or providing a dedicated space for employees to engage in self-directed learning.

Helping managers turn training into action

Managers can play an important role in supporting employee development by providing feedback on training programs, coaching employees, and helping employees apply what they have learned on the job. Organizations can support employee development by helping managers turn training into action. This can include providing managers with tools and resources to help them implement what they have learned in training.

Collecting feedback on the training from managers as well as employees

Organizations can improve their training programs by collecting feedback from both managers and employees. This feedback can be used to identify areas for improvement and make changes to the training program.

Task/Job Rotations:

Task or job rotations are a technique used to increase employee learning and motivation by moving employees between jobs in an organization. These rotations are predominantly lateral, meaning that they happen between jobs on the same level and are not considered promotions. They are also often temporary with people moving back to their original job after a certain time. Rotating jobs has a number of key benefits including starting a new job is exciting and challenging, it reduces boredom, stimulates motivation, helps to assess person-job fit, and it’s a great way to acquire new knowledge and competencies through practicing different jobs.


Coaching is the process of helping someone to unlock their personal potential. It is a form of development in which an experienced person, called a coach, supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance. The coach is helping the individual to improve their own performance: in other words, helping them to learn. Good coaches believe that the individual always has the answer to their own problems but understands that they may need help to find the answer.


Mentoring is a reciprocal and collaborative at-will relationship that most often occurs between a senior and junior employee for the purpose of the mentee’s growth, learning, and career development. Often the mentor and mentee are internal to an organization, and there is an emphasis on organizational goals, culture, career goals, advice on professional development, and work-life balance. Effective mentors often act as role models and sounding boards for their mentee and provide guidance to help them reach their goals. 


Workshops are typically short-term educational programs designed to teach or introduce practical skills or techniques. Committees are groups of people appointed for a specific function by a larger group and typically consisting of members of that group. Working groups are groups of experts working together to achieve specified goals. These groups can be used for various purposes such as developing new ideas or policies or solving problems within an organization.


Simulations are interactive models that allow users to explore complex systems or processes in a safe and controlled environment. They can be used for various purposes such as education, training or research. Simulations can be particularly useful for learning about complex systems or processes that would be difficult or dangerous to explore in real life.


Conferences are professional academic meetings that bring together industry scholars, experts, and researchers of different fields for sharing and presenting opinions through foster presentations or research papers. Conferences are an effective way to raise industry outreach by bringing light to the existing shortcomings for mutual betterment.

On-the-Job Training:

On-the-job training (OJT) is instruction for employees that takes place at work. OJT typically involves a combination of observing others and hands-on experience completing tasks under the supervision of a training manager, coworker or outsourced professional trainer. When undergoing OJT, you learn the processes and procedures your employer uses. You may also learn how to operate any equipment, tools or machinery required for your position or job duties.


Self-study is all about searching out new information on a topic you are interested in. Seeking out this information yourself gives you a chance to learn more about that topic (rather than just what you are taught in class). As you do more self-study, you become more confident learners. You are able to see yourself as an independent person who is able to learn new things without anyone helping.

 360-Degree Performance Review: 

A 360-degree review provides an opportunity to evaluate your productivity, leadership and key professional skills in the workplace using feedback from six to 12 people including an employee self-evaluation. This type of review allows the employee to learn what their strengths and weaknesses are from people they regularly interact with.

Career Planning Career planning refers to the strategy a person uses to determine career goals and the path to achieve those goals. The process integrates various activities including steps for self-improvement and the process of meeting these goals. Career planning allows you to outline your goals and re-evaluate them as you progress.

How Strategic Outsourcing Limited can help you deliver Employee Development and Growth:

Strategic Outsourcing Limited is a company in Nigeria that provides outsourcing services to organizations. 

Outsourcing is a common practice used by many organizations to manage business functions that could otherwise be performed internally. This includes outsourcing HR functions such as accounting, payroll, recruitment, staff management and more. Outsourcing can help organizations focus on their core functions while also providing cost savings.

SOL offers indemnity to the client: We indemnify, defend and hold harmless the clients from and against any and all claims, losses, demands, liabilities, costs and expenses suffered by the indemnified party as a result of, or in connection with, any third party (e.g. State Internal Revenue Services, Federal Inland Revenue, Tax & Regulatory bodies) claims to the extent caused, in whole or in part, by the fraud, gross negligence, error of omission or commission or willful misconduct in the provision of the services.

At Strategic Outsourcing Limited we have professional counsellors that are available to help staff in their professional growth and development. Click here to watch a testimonial from our counsellors. 

Strategic Outsourcing Limited is strengthening the digital capacity of all its division from client acquisition, talent management, employee relations, client services to recruitment, the organization is undergoing a digital transformation that delivers cutting edge business solutions to its partners.

This is aimed at serving you better as the leading HR consulting personnel and payroll outsourcing firm in Nigeria.

Strategic Outsourcing Limited is currently repositioned to deliver solution driven services while adapting changes in the digital era to deliver results for its clientele.

The Most Applied HR Standards Across the World

Human Resource (HR) standards are guidelines that provide organizations with guidance on ethical and effective human resource management practices. 

These standards are developed by international experts in collaboration with key stakeholders and advocate responsible people management practices. 

They support organizations that adopt them to improve their organizational resilience and sustainability.

Some of the most applied HR standards across the world include providing security to employees, selective hiring, self-managed and effective teams, fair and performance-based compensation, training in relevant skills, creating a flat and egalitarian organization, and making information easily accessible to those who need it.


In conclusion, there are many techniques that organizations can use to support employee development and growth. 

By adopting these techniques, organizations can provide their employees with opportunities to learn new skills, advance their careers, and achieve their full potential.

Strategic Outsourcing Limited can help you find, train and manage the best talent for your business, whilst delivering flexible and cost effective HR solutions to boost your organization's performance.

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