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Guide and Best Practices

Career planning is the process by which HR professionals help their employees select career goals and identify the path to achieving them. The main goal of career planning is assisting employees to find a better match between their personal goals and the opportunities available in the organization.

How to create a career plan

  • Gather current documentation on career paths inside the organization and assessment requirements for each role.
  • If you do not have an org chart, create an Organizational Chart that has each role mapped to the hierarchy (Without names).
  • Draw out a career progression flowchart for each possible pathway, ideally from an entry level to the senior levels.
  • Share with other HR team members to get approvals on your visualization of the career paths.
  • Create a document on how to use an apply the career plan template inside your organization. Use it at annual review meetings or 1-1 career planning meetings.
  • Individuals can highlight their chosen path by creating a copy of the organizational template for their reference and for the reference of their manager.
  • Individuals can also use a personal SWOT analysis to help them evaluate their skills. Make use of your skill inventory to provide more employee information to assist them with their evaluation.
  • Create an organizational chart categorizing employees who need further training, who can take on more responsibilities etc. Color code each group for easy identification.
  • Embed the various diagrams created in your HR intranet or other internal websites so everyone can easily access the necessary documents.

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