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Basics of Career Systems Development—Career Development by B.J. Chakiris, Ed.D., Steven K. Merman, Ph.D.

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Chapter . From the Beginning…

Designing and implementing a career system is part of an organization's overall workforce management and competitive strategy. This process should begin at the senior level and work its way through the organization.

In ideal situations, the charter for a career system comes from senior management; however, the need for a career system may surface at any level of the organization. In either case, a senior executive should champion the initiative. This person can either be directly involved in the process or serve in the role of adviser or sponsor. Ideally, this person becomes fully engaged and chairs an advisory board, council, or steering committee. Skilled organization development practitioners working with senior ...

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