The Value to Organisations by Offering Career Support for Staff

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The Value to Organisations by Offering Career Support for Staff

By Emma Ford (UK)

There is little recent data about career management conversations in the workplace:

Kelly Global Workforce Index – August 2014 (230,000 people across 31 countries participated)

  • 57% people agree that career development discussions are beneficial in terms of the opportunity to acquire new skills
  • Only 38% had these discussions with their employer in the past year
  • Only 29% are satisfied with the career development resources provided by their employer

With global employment trends changing all the time, the need to keep and develop staff should be at the top of an organisation’s agenda.

Whether the organisation is a school, SME, Not for Profit or Corporate, many seem frightened to invest in the career management of their staff. They think staff will be unsettled, leave, or want more than they can offer. Some work very well with their staff, helping them manage their careers and reap the reward.  The reality is that staff who feels valued and invested in are more likely to stay with an organisation and be motivated to work harder.

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Source: iCN Issue 18 (Career Coaching); pages 16-17

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