Chapter 9

Developing Effective Career Strategies

The overall message is … the need for organizations to urgently address the issue of career management by discovering their own and their employees’ career needs and negotiating equitable career deals with them. Only if they do so, and abide by the deals struck, will they recover the trust and commitment of their employees.

(Peter Herriot and Rob Stickland, 1996)

When I wrote the first edition of this book in 1999, ‘careers’ was the word on people's lips – what had happened to classic white-collar careers? After all, the previous decade had seen some of the old ‘truths’ about the nature of employment in the West being fundamentally shaken. These ‘truths’ or expectations have been described as ...

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