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Career Pathing

Empower Employees with Personal Career Guidance

Career Pathing Software

Career Pathing is a systematic approach to career development, enabling employees to map multiple career path scenarios, review job competencies and evaluate skill gaps. By giving employees the career pathing tools to chart their career progression, they become more engaged in their roles and the development of their careers.

Career Pathing Defined

Career development, personal growth and job progression have proven to engage employees. Many organizations are re-thinking career management to allow for more flexible employee career journeys. They are offering other ways to retain and engage employees, including dual career ladders, job redesign, job rotations, lateral career paths, upward and dialed-down career paths, encore career paths, consulting and contingent work opportunities.

TalentGuard’s Approach

TalentGuard’s Career Pathing and Career Development software changes the paradigm for career progression in the 21st century by enabling employers to establish clear strategies for how talent can grow from within. Our software helps:

  • Fuel employee enablement by recommending career paths, job enhancement, vacancies and job rotations aligned to skills, goals, and aspirations.
  • Empower leaders by helping them coach and support employees with meaningful conversations as they navigate the organization.
  • Build a workforce around organizational engagement which gives companies a competitive advantage.

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We invite you to request a Career Pathing demo and see for yourself how TalentGuard can help.

Career Pathing Key Features

Talent Profiles

Employees start by telling us a little about themselves, past work history and career aspirations. TalentGuard uses the information to help employees find great career matches and to help HR find the right people internally. Employees have immediate visibility of their job role expectations and can provide input on those skills most relevant for their job.

Career Progression Tools

Help employees navigate career choices within your organization with useful and easy-to-use tools:

  • Role Match TM: We generate career matches based on selected preferences within the employee’s talent profile.
  • Path Builder TM: Build a custom career path based on match percentages on employee interests, career aspirations, and skills.
  • Progression Finder TM: Explore company-sponsored career paths aligned with strategic needs.

Gap Analysis

Once employees provide information about themselves and begin exploring career interests, TalentGuard uses this information to compare their Talent Profile against other job matches to identify gaps.  Employees can view a gap analysis across skills, experiences, qualifications and preferences and select recommended learning resources to close gaps.

Job Search

Looking for your next career in another department, job family or country? We provide a variety of powerful job search tools to help you find vacancies based on your interests, career history, and talent assessment — and it’s free to view your gap analysis and apply for jobs internally.

Mentoring and Networking

Based on your personalized career matches, we expose employees currently in your aspired role. You can review how they navigated their career internally. Once you’ve found an employee who sparks your interest, it’s time to start a conversation with them. Request mentorship, solicit feedback or begin networking when you’re ready to make a move.

Career Enablement

Employees rely on their managers for crucial career conversations. Train managers how to have meaningful career conversations by offering career guides, coaching resources, and advice all year long. TalentGuard offers hundreds of resources to help managers, employees and HR professionals improve career management internally.

Coaching and Development

When gaps are identified, learning recommendations can automatically be added to an employee’s career development plan and tracked for completion. Coaching discussions can be monitored and measured for success all year long.

Organizational Insights

HR and managers gain critical insights about their workforce. Managers can see assess employee skills, view talent aspirations, and review talent goals. HR professionals can collect information on what skills employees believe are most important to their role, review top career choices by employee population, track career progressions and more.

Simple Administration

We recognize that each organization is unique. That’s why we designed Career Path by TalentGuard® with this in mind. We created the most customizable  and easy-to-deploy career pathing tool in the market.

Career Pathing Benefits

Improve Employee Engagement

The U.S. Labor Department estimates that 70% of employees leave their jobs due to a lack of career development. Companies with effective career management programs generate more revenue per employee, reduce turnover by as much as 60% and significantly increase engagement.

Retain Key Talent

Life Work Solutions estimates that over 50% of people recruited into an organization leave within 2 years and one in four of new hires leave within 6 months. Employees are more likely to stay engaged in their jobs and committed to an organization that makes investments in them and their career development.

Increase Revenue

The financial implications of an engaged workforce are significant. Aon Hewitt’s research reveals consistent, statistically significant relationships between higher levels of employee engagement and financial performance. Aon’s research found that a 5% increase in employee engagement is linked to a 3% increase in revenue growth in the subsequent year. –Aon Hewitt. 2013 Trends in Global Employee Engagement

Strengthen Your Employee Value Proposition

Research has proven that companies create stronger value propositions when employees are clear on job expectations and employers deliver on career promises. Career pathing enables employees to develop skills, and this is crucial to sustainable value creation for an organization.

“TalentGuard, thank you for the hard work on the career pathing project. It turned out awesome! The career path progression maps and the career profiles demonstrating how employees have navigated our company are a great motivator and recruitment tool.”

-Amy Masci – HR Business Partner, Campbell Soup

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Request a Live Product Demo

Have more questions? Want a real person to walk you through a live career pathing software demo? We’re happy to help out! We also invite you to join our Linked-in Career Pathing group.