An often overlooked, yet primary driver of employee engagement is linking the employee to their future within the organization.

The second most significant driver of employee engagement is career development, that is, learning, development, and advancement opportunities that are provided to employees. Employees need to know that their managers are interested in their development, and managers must periodically take the time to specifically discuss and encourage employees' progress in their career, including career options and potential career paths that are available to each employee.

Managers need to support their employees ...

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