The first section of the article provides readers with an overview of the most widely used career development interventions including alternative career paths, assessment centers, career coaching/counseling, cross‐training, flexitime, job enlargement, job enrichment, job rotation, job sharing, phased retirement, sabbaticals, and temporary assignments. Each intervention is described and accompanied with an example. The second section of the article presents three case studies: When woodworkers won’t; How do we keep going from here? and Opportunity in scarce resources. Each case is accompanied with a series of discussion questions and answers. Managers, trainers, and/or consultants can use the article and its case studies to facilitate discussions among employees regarding the potential benefits and drawbacks of various career development interventions.
Kirk, J.J., Downey, B., Duckett, S. and Woody, C. (2000), "Name your career development intervention", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 12 No. 5, pp. 205-217. https://doi.org/10.1108/13665620010316217
MCB UP Ltd
Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited