Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Staff like to Know What Future Holds

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Staff like to Know What Future Holds

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Kirsty Mugridge

kirsty.mugridge@dailymercury.com.au

Tips for managers

Have regular two-way performance conversations

Discuss individual future opportunities, goals and personal development

Support and recognise achievements

CAREER enjoyment and longevity is not all about the money.

In fact, Minds Aligned performance coach Rowena Hardy says employees are much more likely to stick around if they get support and recognition from their managers.

"If somebody is being paid a salary but isn't getting any support or development opportunities, or a path forward, they're more likely to do the minimum required," she said.

"Not understanding the person's ability or not giving them the opportunity to shine, or not giving them the opportunity to step up... it's about what they are actually getting from the job."

Ms Hardy said while she hadn't personally noticed a pattern, stereotypically, older workers were more likely to stay in a job longer than their younger counterparts. …

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