Build a Talented IT Department Using Career Development Plans

John Storts
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Workforce Challenges in 2011

Despite the improving economy, we'll continue to struggle with difficult workforce challenges in 2011

As Info-Tech Research Group points out, career development plans are reciprocal commitments between the employee and the employer that prove critical to increasing employee engagement. Increased employee engagement leads to higher retention rates and expands the talents of your workers.


To give companies a framework for developing those talents and creating a highly skilled and dedicated IT department, Info-Tech uploaded the Career Development Plan Template. This customizable document reinforces the idea that both supervisors and employees share responsibility for ensuring that professional growth is an ongoing priority.


The template:

  • Identifies career aspiration targets
  • Develops a timeline for reaching goals
  • Uncovers skill gaps
  • Points out career progression challenges
  • Builds a concrete action plan
  • Tracks progress quarterly


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