Organizations today have adopted innovative measures to retain key
talent and reduce turnover. These measures include dual-career paths
and alternative or flexible work arrangements. In addition, some
organizations also provide their employees with outplacement,
recruitment, and coaching services.
Managers should know and understand how to develop an
employee in his/her preferred career path. In order for the assessment
data to be beneficial to the employee, the manager should understand
and know how to interpret the data. For this assignment, you will
conduct an interview with someone who is in or has been in a management
position and write a 4-5 page paper covering the following items:
What value does the manager you interviewed place on career self-assessments?
What role does the interviewee play in helping his
or her employee reach their career objectives? Does the manager see any
room for improvement in this area? Why or why not?
Based on your interview, outline proactive
approaches employees can employ to gain assistance from his/her manager
to advance within the organization and discuss how the information
gathered from a career assessment can be used to promote internal
In addition, address the steps the employee can take to ensure assistance is received on a continual basis from the manager to promote workplace self-development.
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