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How do You Keep an Employee Who Was Passed Over for a Promotion Motivated?

Find out why the employee was passed over. Often the reason is easily explained and understood. For instance, a promotion in a warehouse might demand a knowledge of computers, which your excellent worker may lack. Assure him or her that these skills can be acquired and then proceed to set up a training and development effort so the individual will be ready for the next opening.

In the interim, keep giving the employee plaudits for his or her good work. Get the employee involved in interesting projects. Be supportive. Once the initial disappointment passes, the employee will be as productive a member of your department as in the past.