82% of people say a lack of career advancement opportunities would affect their decision to leave a job – ahead of low pay or absence of a salary raise.
Source: CareerAddict survey
When helping a new hire with career pathing, it’s valuable to establish short-term and longer-term career goals, with benchmarks to measure progress. Avoid committing to a rigid or inflexible path forward. Employees will feel less limited or restrained if they can envision a variety of advancement opportunities based on their preferences. These might include:
- Developing into a leadership or management role
- Becoming more specialized or a subject matter expert in their current role
- Exploring other roles or experiences in the organization via internal mobility