Early in my career, a leader shared with me that career shifts happen in 3-year increments. Year one, you start in a new role and you learn the ropes. Year two, you find your rhythm and start to perform and excel. Year three, you’ve mastered your craft and start to consider, “What’s next?” When that 3-year itch hits, where do you turn to answer the question, “What’s next?”
Shockingly, according to a Gartner study,1 “only 33% of candidates who sought out a new job in the past 12 months searched internally within their organization first.”
In the midst of “The Great Resignation” and the high costs associated with turnover, organizations simply cannot afford to have precious talent walk out the door. Organizations must be proactive in answering when their employees begin to wonder, “What’s next?”
While there is a myriad of ideas when it comes to retention and career pathing, one often overlooked idea is an internal career fair.