Strategic Career Management

Developing your talent


  • Jane Yarnall, Director of Skills Evolution Ltd, UK

Organizations need to develop and retain their talent, and managing careers in a strategic fashion is critical to achieving this. This book takes a practical approach to help you make strategic career management work both for the talent you want to retain and for the organization they work in.It will help you to:- Improve your strategic career management- Improve employee retention- Develop a business case for careers - Design and develop critical processes to support your strategy- Explore best practice examples from other organizations- Evaluate your progressOther titles in the HR Series:Organization Design (Stanford)Transforming HR (Reddington, Williamson and Withers)HR - The Business Partner (Kenton and Yarnall)The Changing World of the Trainer (Sloman) publishing March 2007Change, Conflict and the Corporate Community (Kenton and Penn) publishing June 2007
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HR professionalsOD consultantsTalent managersTraining and development managersCIPD qualificationsAll HR modules at degree and postgraduate level


Book information

  • Published: October 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8369-2


' This book provides both practical approaches and insights into managing careers in organisations, as well as a sound academic base of career theory. I would recommend it to anyone seeking to enhance their understanding of this important area.' John Gilkes, Chief Executive, Roffey Park Institute ' A comprehensive and thoughtful analysis of the subject for anyone who has a professional or academic interest in the management of careers and talent in the workplace. ' Vicky Richards, Senior Lecturer, Brighton Business School, University of Brighton ‘ This is a wonderfully clear and helpful book about a topic - career development - which is both crucial and difficult for HR professionals and line managers to handle. Through case studies it illustrates both choices at the strategic level and a range of practical tools. Jane strikes a fine balance in considering career issues from both an individual and an organisational perspective, which is rare indeed.’ Dr Wendy Hirsh, Career Development Researcher and Consultant ‘Full of sound of advice and useful tips, an eminently practical guide for anyone involved in career development within their organization’ Janet Rothwell, HR Manager, Smeg (UK) Ltd

Table of Contents

Career Development Strategy; The Dynamic Nature of Career Management; Building the Business Case; Developing Career Self-Reliance Amongst Your Talent; Developing Key Roles; The Practicalities of Organizational Processes; Strategic Career Development in Practice; Integrating and Evaluating Your Strategy