Arriving at a career crossroads
It is not always easy to know which way to turn, which path to follow. The problem often stems from a lack of knowledge about the current job market and an inability to perform an accurate self-assessment in relation to skills, experience and true potential.
For organisations, retaining talented and hard-working employees often requires providing options and assistance with the decision making process. The benefit is clear: a loyal and enthusiastic workforce. Employees who may usually remain with the company although unhappy in their role, may choose to leave and find a more fulfilling position when provided with options and advice. Overall productivity and organisational culture improves when employees feel they are working in a supportive and sympathetic environment.
In Lee Hecht Harrison’s Career Decision program employees are provided with a safe environment in which they can explore their options. Participants are supported in:
- exploring feelings and concerns about making the decision to stay or go
- identifying critical factors relating to their decision
- understanding and exploring the options available
- developing a structured approach to decision making
One option for employees reassessing their career path is redeployment within the organisation. By assessing current strengths and areas for development, employees can have internal mobility, benefiting both employee and organisation.
Lee Hecht Harrison redeployment programs enable the organisation to demonstrate a commitment to employee career development. A flow-on effect is that valued employees are more likely to remain with the organisation in the supportive work environment that has been created.