"Mark can’t help but whistle a little as he waits for his top-performing employee, Josh, to come into his office. Although Josh has only been with the company 18 months, he’s already come up with several productive ideas that made a big impact on the company’s success. Mark knows there are big things in store for this young man. He plans to promote him within the next six months.
But then Josh enters his office and hands Mark his resignation letter. He’s found a new job with better opportunities for advancement. Mark is shocked -- he thought he was already offering Josh what he needed.
Unfortunately, this disconnect is not uncommon. A 2015 Saba survey of 1,000 HR professionals and 1,000 employees in the U.S. and the U.K. found that while 60 percent of HR leaders believe their companies provide clear career paths, only 36 percent of employees agree."