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Study after study confirms that career development is the single most powerful tool managers have for driving retention, engagement, productivity, and results. Yet it's frequently back-burnered. When asked why, managers say the number one reason is that they just don't have time — for the meetings, the forms, the administrative hoops.
But there's a better way. And it's surprisingly simple: frequent short conversations with employees about their career goals and options integrated seamlessly into the normal course of business.
This session will shed a much needed light on specifically what HR and managers can do to support employees' careers within the time-starved, priority-rich, pressure-cooker environment in which they operate. Dr. Beverly Kaye will utilize research from her new book, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want and will share her learning about preparing managers for important career conversations.
Participants will gain practical tips and advice for guiding managers who have the will — but not the skill — to develop those who report to them. We'll also address important questions, such as:
- What's the business case for investing in career development?
- How do you evaluate what ideas and tools will work best in your organization?
- How can HR can engage with business partners to infuse career development in how work gets done?