A really interesting study by a company called EdAssist explored the perceptions of both employees and managers of whose responsibility it is to drive career development. The results were very interesting:
- 74% of employees say managers should provide professional-development training, 71% say managers should identify job opportunities and career paths, and 68% say managers should provide career-advancement mentoring.
- On the other hand, 98% of managers say employees should continually update and improve their skills, 85% say employees should identify job opportunities and career paths, and 80% say employees should be responsible for building their job-hunting and career-planning skills.
Key Takeaways For Employees
- You’re the best person to advance your career
- Set short and medium term goals for yourself
- Get feedback from your manager on your goals
- Find out how your manager/company can help you achieve your goals
What Managers Can Do
- Think About Your Business Goals
- Communicate Frequently With Your Employees
- Support Them However You Can
- Set Goals And Follow Up