United Community is committed to helping employees achieve their career goals and providing a dynamic, engaging and challenging place to work. Career Pathing organizes job descriptions, learning and development resources and job opportunities into logical career paths. Employees can browse options, view a matrix of potential paths and work on their own career path journey with the resources provided. Career Pathing promotes dialogue between the manager and the employee and supports individual development planning and goal setting.
Internal and External Training
Through United Community’s highly-qualified internal trainers and subject matter experts, employees experience quality training in a variety of topics. The training is often held regionally and grouped according to title or function for relevancy and convenience. Participation in training is expected and supported so employees throughout our organization stay informed and up to date on information, skills and systems.
Often times training needs to come from outside United Community. When that happens, your Supervisor is your closest resource for approval and scheduling. Supervisors can work with Talent Development to locate the most appropriate and convenient external training provider.
Managing people can be challenging and the matters that come with merging personalities, backgrounds, and skill sets can be difficult at times. United Community is committed to continuously providing tools and resources to enhance our managers and supervisors. With a firm foundation of performance and open communication, we have a set of processes and practices within the performance management system to affirm, coach, or redirect employees for his/her ultimate success with our company. We strive to provide ongoing and updated training for managers and supervisors on performance management, coaching, and other educational resources to encourage an environment of fairness and consistency.
Leadership Academy is a program designed to offer educational and developmental exercises for a selected group of individuals who exemplify the qualities of a next generation leader. The program is designed to empower emerging leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead United Community. Participants are selected annually for the multi-month program and engage in strategic projects, leadership and business development sessions and executive and senior leadership roundtable mentoring. This allows our highest potential leaders to enhance their knowledge and skills, grow in understanding of our culture and how we do business and be challenged with assignments that strategically impact our organization.
In order to sustain our unique culture and create a lasting legacy, United leverages succession planning for executive and senior leadership positions. The same philosophy can be applied throughout the organization for any role at any level.