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Name your career development intervention

James J. Kirk (Professor of Human Resource Development, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA)
Bridget Downey (Graduate Student, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA)
Steve Duckett (University Extension Agent, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA.)
Connie Woody (Graduate Student, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA.)

Journal of Workplace Learning

ISSN: 1366-5626

Publication date: 1 August 2000

Abstract

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.

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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

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