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How Ongoing Career Conversations Drive Business Success

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Talk The Talk: How Ongoing Career Conversations Drive Business Success

Talent has become the most important competitive differentiator for organizations today. Creating a culture that encourages Career Conversations will help an organization attract and engage the brightest talent, while also encouraging all employees to take charge of their careers. While meaningful work connects employees to an organization and its success, it is not enough. To foster deeper engagement and productivity, that work has to be embedded in a culture that invests in employees’ careers, enables informed career decisions and demands individual accountability for career growth. This requires organizations to actively facilitate a learning journey designed to help employees develop new capabilities and knowledge while providing longer-term career growth opportunities.

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Gain additional perspective on Career Conversations from some of Right Management’s senior leaders.


The New "Career Contract": How Organizations and Individuals Will Succeed in the Changing World of Work

Author: Morten Hegdal, Senior Consultant, Talent Management, Right Management

Excerpt from this post:

"The changing world of work requires a new type of social contract between employer and employee, one built around career development. In order to attract and retain high-value employees, we recommend organizations make the shift, both strategically and operationally, from being job providers to being career enablers."

Click here to read "The New ‘Career Contract’: How Organizations and Individuals Will Succeed in the Changing World of Work"

Are You Building a Culture of Career Development?

Author: Morten Hegdal, Senior Consultant, Talent Management, Right Management

Excerpt from this post:

"A career development culture has a defined talent management framework designed to facilitate an individual’s career growth. It is not just a loose collection of resources"

Click here to read "Are You Building a Culture of Career Development?"

The Career Conversation is not a single conversation. It is a series of conversations designed to help answer the questions employees most care about. As individuals seek to develop their capabilities in meaningful ways, Career Conversations become the cornerstone in a self-managed career. The six steps in the Career Conversations process include:

  1. Who Am I? How Do I Fit?
  2. What Is Expected of Me?
  3. What and How Should I Develop?
  4. How Am I Doing?
  5. How Will My Talents and Contributions Be Recognized?
  6. What’s Next For Me?

AUSTRALIA 28 April, 2016 – A new research report released today by Right Management, the global career experts within ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), has revealed the need for Australian organisations to create a culture that encourages ‘Career Conversations’ if they want to attract, engage and retain the brightest talent, while fostering innovation.


The research report titled ‘Talk the Talk: How Ongoing Career Conversations Drive Business Success,’ found that two-thirds of individual performance drivers can be tied to effective, ongoing career conversations. If these conversations took place more regularly in the workplace, employees would be more likely to engage with their work (75%), share ideas (75%), look for career growth (72%) and longevity (71%) in their current organisation.


Click here to view the full press release.

Right Management is the global career and talent development expert within ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN).  We help organizations become more agile, attractive and innovative by creating a culture of career management and learning that nurtures future talent, motivates and engages people, and provides individuals with opportunities to increase their value throughout their careers.  We improve time to value through our expertise in organizational effectiveness, career management and individual development.  Our approach is centered on the fact that organizations thrive when individuals are successful in their careers.  We’ve spent the last 35 years identifying workforce challenges and developing innovative solutions, enabling our globally informed methods to be time-tested across more than 50 countries.