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Designing Career Development Systems

  • ID: 2213295
  • Book
  • 324 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This practical, how–to guide provides human resource professionals with a detailed framework for designing, implementing, and maintaining comprehensive career development systems. It offers advice on using wide range of approaches––including workshops, counseling, mentoring, and computer–assisted programs. The book details how to secure the support of top management and others, set up pilot programs, develop staff, and encourage middle managers to participate."The authors have designed a career development framework that draws from career planning, organization development, and the human resource function....The ′how to′ approach should be of great help to organizations seeking to develop comprehensive career development programs."––Personnel Administrator
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Introduction: Organizational Benefits of Career Development Systems

Part One: Assessing Needs and Current Systems

1. Identifying Organizational Needs and Target Groups

2. Evaluating Existing Human Resource Structures

3. Adapting Career Development to the Organizational Culture

Part Two: Creating a Vision and Plan

4. Applying Theory to Practice in Career Development Planning

5. Selecting Effective Employee Interventions

6. Involving Managers in Employee Career Development

7. Building on Existing Human Resource Programs and Practices

8. Model Career Development Systems: Examples from Leading Companies

Part Three: Implementing Action Plans

9. Gaining the Support of Top Management

10. Using Advisory Groups to Build Broad Support and Participation

11. Implementing a Successful Pilot Program and Developing a Staff

Part Four: Ensuring Results and Maintaining the Change

12. Institutionalizing the Career Development System

13. Keeping the Organization Informed

14. Assessing the Effectiveness of the Career Development Effot

Conclusion: Considering Future TrAnds
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Zandy B. Leibowitz
Caela Farren
Beverly L. Kaye
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