Chapter 15Career Development: Encompassing All Employees

Beverly Kaye, Ph.D., Founder and CEOJoyce Cohen, Senior ConsultantBeverly Crowell, Senior ConsultantCareer Systems International

THERE’S A NEW NORMAL THAT IS DEMANDED OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND practices. It is required alongside reorganizations, downsizing, budget constraints, and flattening levels of leadership. The new normal suggests that career development must occur right here, right now, and right where you are. Consider that old saying, “There’s no sense in waiting for your ship to come in if you haven’t sent one out.” Companies who are excelling in the war on talent are getting their ships out and getting them out fast—at the helm, the employee.

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