Leveraging Career Development to Retain Critical, Long-Tenured Employees

Leader Development: Career Development

Client Industry

Chemical Manufacturing.

Situation

This large chemical manufacturer was challenged in how to retain and develop their long-tenured employees. In addition to improving engagement, they also needed to find a way to help their Long Term employees manage their careers within the business so that they could retain their institutional knowledge, technical expertise, and depth of specialization.  Historically, the organization’s approach to development and engagement was fractured – managed by individual business units – which led to an inconsistent employment experience and a limited career development path.

Workforce Solution

Right Management took several steps to help create a focus on career development in the organization. A key element of the solution included equipping managers with the framework, tools and resources to guide employees through effective career development conversations.  This helped managers understand the skills, strengths and areas for development required by their teams in enhance cross business unit mobility.  The program was designed to be: 

Results

At the completion of the program, Managers now understand the importance of having career development conversations with their people and have the skills and tools to be successful.

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