Magazine article New Zealand Management

Inbox: Matching Values

Magazine article New Zealand Management

Inbox: Matching Values

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The call has gone out for employers to be smarter and provide senior staff with innovative ways to develop their careers.

"Employers need to ensure their managers are better equipped with the skills and resources to lead and deliver results," says Gillian Peacock, a specialist in advising organisations on people and capability best practice. "Employers are wanting and valuing real capability but there is a need to invest in individual talent at a senior level to enhance business performance. Development through coaching is a way to both reward and retain good senior employees."

One key area for employers to invest is in the government sector in Wellington where departments need to change and respond to the well-publicised Better Public Sector goals.

"Employees are certainly demanding development," says Peacock. "Younger people in particular want development earlier than ever before. Careers are not linear, people want opportunities to develop and grow their skills."

Peacock notes that both employers and employees are expected to demonstrate good values. When an employee performs with integrity and delivers outcomes for an organisation, the employer is more likely to invest in programmes for the benefit of the employee. …

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