Career Paths offers a career path model and useful tools and tips for developing, implementing, and integrating career paths into talent management systems. The authors describe the value of career paths from individual employee, organizational, and industry standpoints and show how career path efforts can be integrated with recruitment and hiring, strategic planning, succession management, employee development, and retention programs. With a sample career path guide and a list of resources for organizations, this book is an indispensable reference for HR professionals, managers and executives, training and development professionals, and organizational consultants.
"Versatility in talent is an organizational imperative, where career paths must link to both individual and organizational goals – this book provides a step-by-step guide on how to make that happen in your company."
– Jennifer Burnett, Talent Management Executive
“I like how Carter, Cook, and Dorsey have balanced the perspective and needs of the employee with the needs of the organization. They’ve provided a practical toolkit for practitioners, rooted in a strong conceptual model. I have looked at other sources on career paths in organizations, but this is the book I’d actually use to design a system.”
Steven D. Ashworth Ph.D, Manager, Human Resource Research & Analysis, Sempra Energy Utilities
“If you are, like me, a consultant who helps organizations develop and utilize their talent toward maximum performance; or a business leader building a worldclass organization with limited financial resources; or a Human Resources manager whose Generation Y employees are anxious to get ahead – you need to read this book. It clearly defines the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of using career path models as the foundation for a comprehensive talent management process.”
Gena Cox Ph.D, Managing Consultant, Human Capital Resource Center
About the Authors:
Gary W. Carter Ph.D, is a Vice President at Personnel Decisions Research Institutes (PDRI). He is the leader of human capital consulting services in PDRI’s Washington, DC office. Dr Carter is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist with over 20 years of experience designing and implementing human capital systems, and career path and talent management tools.
Kevin W. Cook Ph.D, has 15 years of experience in design, development, implementation, and evaluative research of assessment and development methodologies at all employee levels. He is an expert in the field of talent management with an emphasis on global leadership assessment and development and multinational talent programs.
David W. Dorsey Ph.D, is a Vice President at Personnel Decisions Research Institutes (PDRI). He has over 15 years of experience in human capital consulting and applied research and development. He has conducted innovative work in the areas of performance measurement, career management, and training and development, produced numerous professional publications, and received multiple research awards.