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Importance of employee development report

Unlock individual and business growth by putting employee development first

Employee development is a proven driver of performance and engagement. People’s want – and need – for a thoughtful approach to career development is increasingly becoming a must-have for successful culture first organizations.

Traditional approaches to development are often informal and inconsistent, leaving room for your employees to grow increasingly disengaged. As a matter of fact, Culture Amp’s research shows that employees without access to consistent development opportunities are 2x more likely to leave within a year.

Employee development directly impacts engagement, retention, and performance. By prioritizing and setting a solid development strategy that’s personalized to the experience and needs of your employees, you’ll be on track to grow your people alongside your business.

Companies that prioritize employee development experience…


  • 24.3%more company growth (as measured by headcount)

  • 46%higher engagement for employees whose skills are being developed in line with interests

  • 30%average performance rating increase among employees that create a solid development plans

In this guide, you will learn:

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The impact of employee development on engagement, retention, and performance

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How to prove the value of investing in employee development and gain leadership buy-in

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Tips and best practices from our people scientists

Make employee development a top priority

Investing in employee development isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s the smart thing to do. Improve motivation and performance with easy, continuous development – at scale.