Chapter 12

Chapter 12 - 11-1CChhaapptteerrSpecial Challenges in Career

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Unformatted text preview: 11-1CChhaapptteerrSpecial Challenges in Career Management1212Special Challenges in Career Management11-2IntroductionIntroductionSupportive work-life culture a company culture that:acknowledges and respects family and life responsibilities and obligationsencourages managers and employees to work together to meet personal and work needsHelping employees balance work and life, benefits the business and employees personal lives11-3If companies do not help their employees with their personal lives, they may leave for jobs with other companies in other areas that do.11-4Special Challenges in Career ManagementSpecial Challenges in Career Management11-5Socialization and OrientationSocialization and OrientationOrganizational socialization the process by which new employees are transformed into effective members of the companyThe purpose of orientationis to:prepare employees to perform their jobs effectivelylearn about the organizationestablish work relationships11-6Socialization and Orientation ProgramsSocialization and Orientation ProgramsPlay an important role in socializing employeesEffective socialization programs result in employees having a strong commitment and loyalty to the companyThis reduces turnoverEffective orientation programs include active involvement of the new employeeEffective programs have peers, managers, and senior co-workers actively involved11-7Characteristics of Effective Orientation Characteristics of Effective Orientation ProgramsProgramsEmployees are encouraged to ask questionsProgram includes information on both technical and social aspects of the jobOrientation is the responsibility of the new employees managerNew employees are not debased or embarrassedFormal and informal interactions with managers and peers occurPrograms involve relocation assistanceEmployees receive information about the companys products, services, and customers11-8Dual-Career PathsDual-Career PathsA career pathcareer pathis a sequence of job positions involving similar types of work and skills that employees move through in the companyFor companies with professional employees, a key issue is how to ensure that they feel they are valuedThe traditional career path modeltraditional career path modelhas limited advancement opportunities for those in the technical career path11-9A dual-career-dual-career-path systempath systemenables employees to remain in a technical career path or move into a management 11-10Characteristics of Effective Career Characteristics of Effective Career Paths Paths Salary, status, and incentives for technical employees compare favorably with those of managersIndividual contributors base salary may be lower than managers, but they are given opportunities to increase their total compensation through bonusesThe individual contributor career path is not used to satisfy poor performers who have no managerial potential11-11Characteristics of Effective Career Characteristics of Effective Career Paths...
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Chapter 12 - 11-1CChhaapptteerrSpecial Challenges in Career

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