Many Quebec employers aren't tapping into their employees' latent potential. At least that's the conclusion of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés, based on the results of a CROP-CRHA survey conducted last month.
The survey revealed that more than one-third of Quebec workers (34%) thought their employers didn't take full advantage of their talents. In the Montreal region, this figure rose to 44%. "Talent management is an important issue for companies today. Employers have to make full use of their employees' skills. If they don't, these workers could move on to organizations that offer them more interesting challenges. Employees shouldn't hesitate to approach their supervisors and communicate their interest in advancing their careers," pointed out Florent Francoeur, CHRP, Ordre president and CEO.
Yet performance levels remain high
Even if many workers felt that they weren't able to fulfil their potential, it doesn't seem to have affected their performance. In fact, according to the survey, 71% of respondents believed that they met their superiors' expectations, while 26% felt that they exceeded expectations.
"These figures show that Quebec workers aren't just marking time. But we shouldn't take anything for granted. Just because people continue to perform well doesn't mean they're not considering changing jobs. Employers would be well advised to remain vigilant and not be afraid of giving their employees new challenges to meet. Talent that's lying dormant or that migrates to more appreciative competitors is never profitable for any organization," concluded Francoeur.
To learn more...
The complete findings of the CROP-CRHA survey are available by clicking here (in French only).