I read lots of stuff about how vital career development is in the employee engagement mix. I also read a lot of articles stating that people are in the main, not very happy with the career development on offer to them, our own research in partnership with Careergro earlier this year seems to back this up:
What is career development?
BlessingWhite say, ‘Most employees do not define career goals by traditional notions of advancement. That’s good news for employers facing workforce reductions and shifting priorities. When individual employees define what career success means to them, they’re better positioned to increase satisfaction and performance in their current jobs or make the lateral moves required by organizational redeployment of talent.’ Their research indicates nearly half of all employees are looking for interesting or meaningful work in their next career move.
Today’s post is an ask for help. If you have the time, I’d really appreciate your feedback on the following questions please.
How would you define career development?
What is the most valuable piece of career development advice you’ve received so far?
What is the worst piece of career development advice you’ve received so far?
Thanks in advance – I look forward to hearing from you, and in the meantime, here’s The Clash with their take on the matter: