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Career Strategy Council

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In today’s competitive work environment, your highest-performing employees are quite marketable to the outside; they could be top prospects for headhunters as the economy continues to recover.  Competition for labor is high, and many organizations may be making attractive offers to your employees.

The traditional annual performance review to discuss employee career goals is no longer adequate. Employees today seek more than a rating about work performance; they are interested in improving their careers. An organization focused only on improving employee performance, without recognizing the need for improving employee career growth, will find its ability to retain and compete for top talent hampered.

To protect top talent, organizations must work hard to provide resources, processes, and tools that employees can use to manage their careers, and to align individual career success with strategic business goals and objectives. Discussion topics for the Council include: 

  • Career growth: what it means in different organizations and how to make it happen in existing positions (internal mobility programs, informal learning, volunteerism)
  • Changing the organizational culture and mindset
  • Issues associated with growth and development in global organizations
  • Innovation in managing careers, talent reviews, career mapping
  • Establishing responsibility/accountability of leaders and empowering them to help with staff development
  • Engaging employees in career conversations
  • Methods to measure the business case for investing in career development
  • Tools and technologies to help people manage their careers: knowledge sharing; building the right frameworks, systems

  • ADP
  • Bank of America
  • Biogen
  • Cigna
  • Deere & Company
  • Dell Technologies Inc.
  • EY
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Microsoft
  • NIKE, Inc.
  • SAP America, Inc.
  • Target Corporation
  • Truist
  • U.S. Department of the Navy

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of Council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of Council members about relevant company practices
  • Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from 125+ Councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

Specialists in career development, HR business partners. Membership is by invitation only.

John Messman

John Messman

Program Director, Career Strategy Council, Talent Management Executives Council III, and Career Development Seminar
The Conference Board
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