Discussing Career Development with Your Employees


You’ve used a Performance and Potential Grid or similar tool to determine who on your team are the top employees and solid contributors—the people you want to develop—and who in your group are underperformers who need to be helped, moved, or dismissed. The next step is to work with your star players and solid contributors to create plans that will help them grow. To create such plans, you’ll need to conduct career development discussions with each employee.

Whether you are trying to identify a challenging special project or an appropriate stretch assignment for a particular employee, you’ll need ...

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