Employers and career development

iCeGS have just published two new reports exploring the role that employers play in developing the careers of their employees, potential employees and the wider community.

They are published as

Hooley, T., Devins, D., Watts, A. G., Hutchinson, J., Marriott, J., & Walton, F. (2012). Tackling unemployment, supporting business and developing careers. London: UKCES.

Hutchinson, J., Devins, D., Hooley, T., & Kelsey, S. (2012). Developing business. Developing careers. How and why employers are supporting the career development of their employees. London: UKCES.

We undertook the projects for the UK Comission for Employment and Skills and were particularly interested in coming up with a typology of different ways in which employers could support career guidance. We came up with the following five “action spaces” where employers could meaningfully and productively support career development.

  • Influencing the labour market.
  • Recruitment.
  • Workforce development.
  • Redundancy.
  • Community engagement.

I’d be interested to hear what people make of the ideas in these reports.




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