One of the most common reasons for job dissatisfaction is staff feeling that their current role does not offer any options for career progression. This can lead to poor motivation that in turn can bring about underperformance.
For larger organisations, it is easy to offer people promotions and options for career development, whereas smaller businesses may not have the structural capacity to offer such incentives. There are, however, still a number of things you can do to allow your staff to learn new skills and take on additional responsibilities.
You can assign a staff member a specific project that will be their sole responsibility. It is important that when you give them this job you make the advantages clear. You can outline the different skills and achievements that they will be able to add to their resume. Emphasise that you have chosen them for this role because you have faith that they will be capable of completing it with flying colours.