We encourage our employees to identify where would you like to be in one year? In five years? What experiences will help you achieve that? What interests and skills would you like to use in your career? Setting a career goal is about deciding where you want to head in your career, and noting the steps needed to reach that point.
With our focus on innovation and growth there are many career, training, and support opportunities for employees regarding individual development by identifying the following:
We encourage employees to:
- Detailed Job descriptions for each position in the company.
- Identifying the required competencies for each position.
- A detailed internal job application process.
- Access to employees doing the job currently for mentoring.
- Skills training upgrades.
- On-the-job developmental cross-training opportunities.
- Increase professional knowledge and training. Whether taking a college class, a workshop, getting a certification, or other.
- Increase earnings. Making changes to earn more increases enthusiasm for most jobs, and motivates a job search.
- Improve efficiencies and/or work processes or relationships. This goal area can make the daily work experience more positive and rewarding.
- Have new experiences. Extend yourself to volunteering in your community or at work, joining a professional association to meet new people in your field, or introducing yourself to people you never talk with, new experiences fuel interest in your career.
- Seek out a leadership role. Many people feel their ultimate goal is to lead in their career or organization. Establishing the steps to achieve a leadership role makes it possible.