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Dr. James J. Kirk
Professor of HRD
Western Carolina University
Organization Career Development programs represent planned efforts on the part of organizations to link the career needs of individual employees to the workforce requirements of the organization.
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Needs: Defining the Present System
Vision: Determining New Directions & Possibilities
Action Plan: Deciding on Practical First Steps
Results: Maintaining the change
Integrate career development planning with strategic planning.
Create strong linkages between career development and other human resource systems.
Make career development systems open.
Enhance the career development role of managers through skill building and accountability.
Develop and expand peer learning methodologies and other team-based development approaches.
Stress on-the-job development and de-emphasize traditional training approaches.
Emphasize enrichment and lateral movement.
Identify and develop transferable competencies.
Include values and life-style assessments in career development activities.
Implement a variety of CD approaches to accommodate different learning styles and needs of a diverse workforce.
Directly tie career development to quality initiatives.
Include career development outcome measures and evaluation.