The company faces a challenge as it strives to maintain its reputation as an excellent employer in the community, and, yet leverage advances in technology, which help it increase efficiency and remain competitive.
As a member of the HR team, you have been tasked with the responsibility of drafting a plan for a career development program for the company which will help managers effectively guide their staff in developing individual career development plans that are integrated with and support the companys mission and values. Your report will be reviewed by senior HR managers as well as executive directors.
The HR department will have conducted a needs assessment as part of its strategic planning process to determine how the company will achieve its goals and objectives over the next 5–10 years. This assessment identifies areas where employees with new skill-sets will be required as well as areas where current employees with skill-sets may need to be either maintained or reduced (laid off).
As part of their annual performance appraisal, all employees will draft a personal and professional development plan on their own which will then be discussed with their manager. This plan should cover a five-year period and be reviewed and adjusted annually. It should include both formal training programs and individual initiatives to support personal and professional development interests.
By combining information about the companys needs from the needs assessment and employees interests from the personal and professional development plans, it will be possible to develop a career planning program for the company that identifies the overlap between the companys needs and employees interests and also detects gaps which could become opportunities for growth in the future. Overlapping areas indicate where the company needs skill-sets and the employees want to develop them while gaps indicate where the company needs skill-sets and there are no current employee interests in that area.
This process should help the company achieve a greater return on investment (ROI) from its training budget thus improving the bottom line. It should also result in lower employee turnover since employees will see that their personal and professional growth and the companys needs are in alignment so they will be able to stay with the company and meet their personal and professional development goals.
Develop a 5 to 6 page document in Word format detailing how you would approach and organize a program to address needs for development of the company as well as individual employees. Be sure to clearly explain how you would create the plan, but do not create the plan itself.
Address the following in the plan:
Identify the information needed to develop a template that will be used to complete the individual employees learning plan.
Identify the information needed in order to develop the companys needs assessment.
Explain how you would coordinate both the individual employees plan and the companys needs assessment into a comprehensive development plan. Be sure to identify overlaps or gaps.
Explain how you would use this information to create a roadmap for development of a career development program for the company.
Identify other factors that should be considered in this programs development.
Explain how the proposed plan would help managers effectively guide their staff in developing individual career development plans that are integrated with and support the companys mission and values.
Next, create a PowerPoint presentation (2 page) for the senior management explaining how this proposed plan would contribute to the resolution of HR issues facing this company.
Utilize at least three scholarly sources in your research. Apply APA standardsto citation of sources.