Career Planning For Employees

Meeting business and employee needs

Employee and Employer shaking hands

In recent times, career development has seen a shift in approach. In the past, it was up to an organization to ensure that its employees had the skills to meet the company’s long-term goals. Now employees advocate that they are — and should be— responsible for their own career development.

This shift has changed the way that organizations handle career development as it is viewed today as more of a kind of partnership with employees. Significantly it plays a big part in a company’s attraction and retention strategy. Many modern candidates will not consider employment with an organization that doesn’t offer career development as a basic component of its culture.

 

Career development from two perspectives

Career development should be considered from the perspectives of both the organization and the employee:

  • Organization: What skills and knowledge do we require to achieve our business goals?
  • Employee: What are the skills and knowledge I think critical to my current and future career plans?

 

Building an organizations’ career development program

Organizations should consider two factors when putting together their career development program:

  1. The business plan
  2. Employee career paths

Ann organization must consider its overall direction and goals in order to assess the competencies that they need from their workforce to be successful. It is equally important that the organization take into account an employee’s motivation to succeed as an individual.

 

Career development: Meeting organization and employee needs

A proven method to meet these needs of the organization and the employee involves:

  • Developing career paths that enable employees to understand their options to grow in the organization
  • Gathering the information to determine what skills they would need to achieve this

 

Our Career Planning Workshop

Structured as a two half-day workshops, it provides a framework for both employees and employers to work together collaboratively towards their individual and business goals.

 

Employee Workshop Outline

  • Introduction to Career Planning
  • Strength Based Development
  • Doing Your Skills Inventory
  • Development of Individual Development Plan

 

Employer Workshop Outline

  • Career Planning For Managers Overview
  • What’s In It For You
  • Career Planning Model
  • How To Facilitate A Career Planning Conversation

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