How Do Careers Develop?

How Do Careers Develop?

A new Insala survey finds that traditional training courses, mentoring, and special projects and situational challenges are the most effective career development methods used by organizations in 2013.

The most-used career development methods overall are:

1. Traditional training courses (78%)

2. E-learning (70%)

3. Special projects or situational challenges (58%)

4(t). 360 feedback and/or assessments (51.5%)

4(t). Continuing education (51.5%)

For director level and above, the most effective methods are:

1. 360 feedback and/or assessments (46%)

2. Special projects or situational challenges (37%)

3. Mentoring for high performers (17%)

4. Coaching for high performers (17%)

5. Networking events (16%)

For all other employees, the most effective methods are:

1. Mentoring for all employees (36%)

2. Traditional training courses (31%)

3. Special projects or situational challenges (30%)

4. Coaching for all employees (30%)

5. Employee initiated career discussions (23%)

The survey was released in July of this year, and was closed in September with a total of 259 respondents. Of those responses, 202 were valid for the analysis described above. A white paper detailing all findings will be released by Insala in early 2014.

—More info: www.insala.com

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