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Advance Your Career With Leadership Development

Bonny Calfy | July 5, 2024

Building a successful career means more than getting a great job or being promoted. Leadership development is crucially important for your professional success and benefits you on a personal level, too.

That’s why it’s important to find an employer that sees the connection between employee development and the company’s growth and success. As you job search, look for an employer that invests in employee development. At Paycom, we have comprehensive and continuous learning for our employees because we believe learning never stops.

What is leadership development?

Leadership development often refers to trainings or workshops that help employees build or strengthen soft skills, including collaborating and communicating effectively. It also includes gaining hard skills like programming languages, work experience and professional certifications.

Why is leadership development important?

The days of working the same job for life are long gone. Leadership development helps you be more adaptable — and employable, too.

It’s important to note that you don’t have to be a leader at work to benefit from developing leadership skills. This type of professional development can help you keep up with new technology and prepare you to handle challenges in your current role.

Leadership development fosters personal growth

The benefits from leadership development aren’t just tied to the office. As you grow professionally and personally, you’ll find that your new skills help you navigate situations and conversations in any part of your life. That’s why Paycom’s development coaches encourage people to take home the skills they learn in the classroom.

We offer leadership development for employees in every department and at every level so employees can prepare for and create their own leadership opportunities.

Setting leadership development goals

Setting goals helps you continue to grow and expand your skill set. There’s a strong connection between goal setting and learning: pursuing career goals actually helps you build skills more quickly. LinkedIn’s 2024 Workplace Learning Report found that employees who set career goals pursue learning opportunities four times more than those who don’t.

The more you feel a sense of purpose in your work, the more rewarding you’ll find it to be. And learning can help you with that! In the same LinkedIn report, 8 in 10 people said they find more purpose at work through learning.

It’s important to keep up with changes in your field through upskilling, which helps you develop skills related to the role you’re in. If you move into a new field or even a new department, you’ll benefit from reskilling. This type of training equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a new area.

Both upskilling and reskilling helped Kayla progress in her Paycom career, from an entry-level position to supervisor.

“My leaders have been really great about supporting my growth,” she said. “As soon as I expressed interest in either moving around or moving up, they helped with those things, whether that’s pulling me into meetings where I’m just listening to see how things work or connecting me with education they think might be useful.”

Accelerate your career at Paycom

We believe learning never stops. It’s how we’re always positioned to win and accomplish greater things. Our commitment to leadership and career development is reflected by our third consecutive Comparably award for Best Career Growth in 2024.

In our on-site trainings, employees in all departments — and at all levels of their career — can learn from skilled development coaches to continue advancing their skills, whether they’re an individual contributor, a future leader or a rising leader.

Why do we invest so much in development? We do it because when our employees win, we win as a company.

If you’re interested in growing personally and professionally in an organization that’s excited to grow with you, apply to Paycom today!

About the author
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Bonny Calfy
As Paycom’s employer brand supervisor, Bonny Calfy oversees all recruitment marketing and employer brand efforts nationwide. Her brand awareness efforts extend over 10 years and have included launching the Paycom Careers blog and social media channels and producing recruitment videos, all to help attract top talent nationwide. Outside work, Bonny enjoys reading; fishing; and spending time with her husband, children and friends.