Confident Career Conversations: Empower Your Employees for Career Growth and Retentionby Antoinette Oglethorpe

Organisations want to maximise performance and employees want to maximise their career success. These goals are not one and the same.

Confident Career Conversations

The key to keeping and growing employees is to help them develop their careers in line with the needs of your business. This relies on open, honest and effective two-way conversations. However, managers and employees can find it hard to talk about career development… and this is where this book can really help you.

Confident Career Conversations reveals how employers and managers can have engaging career conversations, empowering employees to take ownership of their own development while providing them with the information and support they need.

Drawing on over 25 years in talent development and management, author Antoinette Oglethorpe shares her proven strategies for initiating and conducting confident career conversations. The book looks at how career development has changed and continues to change in the ever-evolving world of work. It emphasises why career conversations are important and the different roles played by employees, managers and HR in addressing some of the most common challenges and concerns people face when holding career conversations.

Not leaving you with just the theory, the book provides a model and toolkit that can be used to plan, prepare and hold effective career conversations plus a set of powerful questions to provoke reflection and encourage employees to take ownership of their career development.

Confident Career Conversations is the ultimate guide for any employer looking to create a workplace culture that fosters employee development and retention. It offers a pragmatic, simple, step-by-step framework for having meaningful career conversations in only 20 minutes with little or no paperwork.

Confident Career Conversations: Empower Your Employees for Career Growth and Retention by Antoinette Oglethorpe is published by Rethink Press, priced £14.99

Sally Anne Butters
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