Titles and Career Ladders
The Human Element
The vast majority of people I have worked with are interested in career growth. Title advancement is a commonly expected way of measuring and communicating this development.
The Business Obligation
The business is best served when we retain talent. Providing guidance and opportunity for career progression is a central strategy to do so.
A Humane Approach
To be meaningful, and to avoid bias, the titles awarded to individuals should each have:
- Unique and clear job descriptions
- Objective qualification criteria
The key question I want to be able to answer for staff is, How do I get to the next level?
These are most applicable to companies with technical roles.
Another technically focused site. Illustrates the boundaries of expected skills, competencies, impact, and relationships within the context of a role’s level.