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Current Trends in Career Development

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Your company's support for career development drives employee attraction, engagement, and retention - not to mention making sure that the right people are in the right place at the right time. Yet many organizations assume career development will take care of itself and end up paying the price.

The reality is that a well-designed career development effort - that includes the use of innovative technology, manager support, and showing employees how to navigate their careers - is part of a comprehensive solution to career development that will pay big dividends. Join us to learn the essential strategies for supporting career development, what's new in the field, and how to upgrade your current efforts with best practices, tools, technology and ideas.

Why should you attend: Many companies are hiring younger workers in order to create an internal talent pipeline as Baby Boomers begin to retire. Employees ages 18-35 are extremely mobile. They only stay at companies 1.8 years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Recent engagement research demonstrates that career advancement and skill development are primary reasons employees stay with their employers. Join us to find out what the current trends are in career development and how to build tools, such as self service applications, mobile and gamification platforms that appeal to a young workers.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Current definitions of career development
  • "Must haves" in a career development program for your organization
  • A formula for determining the ROI of your career development program
  • Technology applications for career development including mobile and gamification platforms
  • The career development needs of the different generations, including extending Gen Y tenure (current research)
  • Creating a shared understanding of career development in your organization
  • Strategies for gaining manager support
  • Building employee skills for constructive approaches to career development
  • Use of assessments
  • Guidelines and tools for managers to help employees develop career pathways and conduct career conversations
  • The role of external and internal 'career center' resources
  • On-the-job development strategies and use of job rotation programs for career development
  • Promoting cross-functional and inter-disciplinary career movement
  • The role of HR in career development
  • Your Questions

Who Will Benefit:
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • HR Generalists
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Leaders
  • Executives
  • Talent management
  • Retention consultants

Dr. B. Lynn Ware, Ph.D. , President and CEO As CEO of Integral Talent Systems, Inc. (ITS) based in Silicon Valley, California, Dr. Ware is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist who has practiced for over 25 years in the talent management field with a strong focus on how to increase employee productivity for the benefit of achieving business goals.

Dr. Ware has created a process to build, measure, and improve an organization’s employee engagement program. This process has helped to increase engagement, productivity, and organizational commitment.

Dr. Ware has consulted on the creation of employee engagement surveys for several of the top Fortune 500 corporations. She has frequently been quoted on trends in talent management strategies in numerous publications such as the Associated Press, Computer World magazine, Network World and the San Francisco Chronicle, and has been featured several times on CNN as a national talent management expert.

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