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Attract career-driven job candidates with the right job description

Use job interviews to explore career pathing interest and possibilities

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

Identify skill gaps during onboarding

43% of LinkedIn Learning users say the platform’s quality online learning content is key to learning new skills.

Collaborate with new hires on career pathing

Employees’ top two reasons to learn are “If it helps me stay up to date in my field,” and “If it is personalized specifically for their interests and career goals.”

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

“Everyone wants experienced workers but lacks the capacity to train the new folks, so they are stealing talent from each other. We need to figure out a way to break this cycle — and that includes investing in the training capacity to grow brand new workers.” Van Ton-Quinlivan, Chief Executive Officer, Futuro Health