Building a Career Development Program: Nine Steps for Effective Implementation

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A practical step-by-step guidebook, BUILDING A CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM provides executives and human resource development professionals with a clear, effective model of organization career management and the tools for starting a career development program within an organization seeking to help employees make the most of their careers.

The author’s highly successful nine-step plan explains how to define career development within an organizational context, asses… More >>

Building a Career Development Program: Nine Steps for Effective Implementation

3 thoughts on “Building a Career Development Program: Nine Steps for Effective Implementation”

  1. I bought this book because I wanted an off-the-shelf framework to put punch into staff development. The book met my needs.

    Be aware that the approach includes an approach for assisting individuals in assessing their “motivated skills” and “values”. I think that’s important but others may find this too broad.

    Hey, you’re not buying a condo. This is [money] well spent.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Here is an excellent book for HR staff who needs to be updated on career development programs and counseling. It gives a practic and simple check list to go thru this, somethimes, complicated process. 5 well deserved stars to the author.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. I used Knowdell’s book to write a paper- applying the implementation steps to an actual case study. It is well written and easy to follow, however, given that career development is a hard sell to management, implementation needs to include evaluation of the program as well. Without showing the benefits of the program to management, career development within an organization will be seen as nothing more than a generous perk. Many organizations pay for employees undergraduate and/or graduate education – and that often is a generous perk. But organizations do see that while the employee is still there in the organization, the training and knowledge gained from the education is benefitting the organization. The same needs to be said about career development. Knowdell does not provide a lot of how this can help organizations, other than perhaps as a motivation tool for employees. If you need that info, you’ll need to do extra work to look at what research says in that area. Overall, career development and tuition reimbursements do attract the best candidates to an organization, are developed within the organization, and are retained because they feel valued by the organization.
    Rating: 4 / 5

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