Identify Potential Candidates
Are there high performers who, if developed, could advance their career at your company? Is there anyone on your current team who can step into a critical position if it became vacant? Create a list of skills and competencies to match both of these employee growth trajectories.
Develop Learning Pathways
Once you’ve identified your goals, positions, talent and skills gaps, you need to address how that selected talent can gain the skills they need. It’s likely a combination of on-the-job training as well as external educational opportunities. Engage your identified talent in this process and make them a part of decision-making, too—give them a say in how and where they progress.
Follow the Data
Now it’s time to test and learn. You’ve set objectives, benchmarks and goals. Are you making progress? Gathering feedback from participants and those they work with can help you gauge development as your review and evolve your plan.