Employee Advantage refers to an employee’s trait, feature or aspect that gives the employee a favorable opportunity for success at the workplace. It characterizes the employee’s strengths to cope with daily routine and reach desired performance. As many advantages the employee has, as many job and promotion opportunities that person gains.
A more experienced and skilled worker has eventually more advantages comparing to a newbie. This worker has the freedom and flexibility in choosing place of employement or getting promotion and advancement. Nevertheless, a "green" employee can successfully compete with more skilled colleagues if this person is motivated and possesses well developed personality. It actually means that the advantages of any employee are defined not only by obtained skills and experienced but also by individual characteristics and features.
In most companies an employee advantage plan is developed and used as a part of staff training and development policy. Such a plan aims to identify, develop and maintain employee competencies and personality. The document contributes to overall development and retention of human resources.