Career Planning and Sucession Planning

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Career Planning and Succession Planning

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Concepts of Career Management
What are careers?
– Sequence of work-related positions held by someone during lifetime

Career Paths
– Represent employees’ movements through opportunities over time. Created by Soumi Rai. Copyright material.

Concepts of Career Management
• Career management
– The process for enabling employees to better understand and develop their career skills and interests, and to use these skills and interests more effectively.

• Career development
– The lifelong series of activities that contribute to a person’s career exploration, establishment, success, and fulfillment. Created by Soumi Rai. Copyright material.

Careers and Career Planning
What is Career Planning?
It is an Individual’s choice of occupation, organizations and jobs based on – Individual’s assessment of his/her interests, abilities and goals Examining alternative career options Establishing personal career goals Developing a career path Planning how to progress through the career path Created by Soumi Rai. Copyright material.

Careers and Career Planning

• Organization-Centered Career Planning
– Focuses on jobs and on identifying career paths that provide for the logical progression of people between jobs in the organization.

• Individual-Centered Career Planning
– Focuses on an individual’s career rather than in organizational needs. Created by Soumi Rai. Copyright material.

Process of Career Planning
Identification of Individual needs and aspirations Identification of Organizational needs and objectives Assessment of individual strengths and weaknesses Placement on career path Review of career plans Created by Soumi Rai. Copyright material.

Organizational and Individual Career Planning Perspectives

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Individual Career Planning Components
Individual Career Management

Self-Assessment

Feedback on Reality

Setting of Career Goals

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Individual Career Choices

Career Choice

Interests

Self-Image

Personality

Social Background

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General Career Periods

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Benefits of Career Planning
To Individual Employee
─ Explicit Career Path ─ Focused Self-Development ─ Increased Productivity

To the organization
─ ─ ─ ─ Assured availability of talent Attracting and retaining talent Promoting organizational image Protecting interests of special group of employees Created by Soumi Rai. Copyright material.

Methods of Career Planning

Communication Counseling Career Planning Workshops Self-development materials Assessment Programmes

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Methods of Career Planning
Career development programs
• Career workshops that use vocational guidance tools (including a computerized skills assessment program and other career gap analysis tools) to help employees identify career-related skills and the development needs they possess.

Career-oriented appraisals
• Provide the ideal occasion to link the employee’s performance, career interests, and developmental needs into a coherent career plan. Created by Soumi Rai. Copyright material.

How is career development today different from the past?
Old Paradigm
– Career in one organization – Relational contract – Movement through hierarchical advancement or intraorganizational mobility – Career planning by firm

New Paradigm
– Career spent in several organizations – Transactional contract – Movement through various organizations for advancement – Individual is totally responsible for career planning

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Factors Influencing these changes
• Employment shifts • Organizational changes (technology and resources) • Changes in organizational structure (new organizing principles) • Changing...
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