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Career Development

Engaged employees create loyal customers

When organizations invest in career development, they demonstrate a long-term commitment that benefits the workforce and the business. Our research shows that helping employees craft career growth plans boosts retention and engagement levels by ensuring their jobs include meaningful, interesting work. 

83% of employees indicated that career support has some impact or greatly impacts their level of engagement

GP Strategies’ career development services help facilitate career planning and ongoing conversations with your valued employees, resulting in lower turnover, higher engagement, and a stronger, more positive culture.

The top 3 reasons people are most likely to change jobs are

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Better career opportunities/career growth
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More interesting work
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We build awesome

When people are uncertain about their careers, it can be hard to perform to their full potential. Our career development strategies and programs bring out the awesome in your people by helping them discover and achieve what they want from their careers and their lives while delivering the results you need.

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Career Central

A digital career center to supplement programs and reach individuals when training isn’t an option.

Career Central is an engaging platform of self-directed online activities and tools. Individuals can access the site as often as they like to reflect on their career drivers, ask for feedback, set career goals, plan career conversations and chart their growth. Managers can access strategies and tools for supporting their team’ members’ career journeys.

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Career Conversations

A program for managers to drive regular, more meaningful career conversations with their people.

The Career Conversations program enables managers to understand their team members’ values, skills, and interests so they can engage in productive career conversations. The program leverages our proprietary research to help debunk the myth that a successful career conversation requires the promise of increased compensation or a promotion.

Managers will learn what employees need and how to provide individual support while continuing to drive performance.

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Your Career

A program for individuals to explore and move their own careers forward.

Your Career offers a blend of tried-and-true elements from our career development approach, including the X model of engagement, a focus on values, dialogue and the need for an action plan to ensure career to-dos happen. The program introduces fresh language, the latest research on resilience, flexible delivery options, and micro-learning sustainability elements to support your employees in their quest for interesting, meaningful work.

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Case Studies

Explore our real-world client success stories

Business Impact
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Brandon Hall Gold -Excellence in Learning
98%
Of participants exceeded expectations on performance reviews

Developing Emerging Leaders at a Large Public Utility Company

To address a skillset gap with their high producing employees, the company decided to implement a leadership program, Emerging Leaders, for leaders of individual contributors.
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Business Impact
70%
Increase of Coaching index scores

Leading Technical People+ at Paycor

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Business Impact
88%
Of respondents felt the “Welcome to Mastercard” pathway supported business learning
85%
Felt confident in their ability to contribute after four months

Mastercard Motivates New Hires With Sleek Digital Learning Model

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Business Impact
Gold
Brandon Hall Gold Excellence in Talent Management
88%
Felt leadership skills improved

Developing Leaders @ Havas Health & You: From Introspection to Inspiration

Havas Health & You, in partnership with GP Strategies, established the Developing Leaders (DL) Program—a high-potential leadership development program aimed at supporting its up-and-coming executives.
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Insight & Innovation

Discover thought leadership from our clients and team of experts

Episode #35 | Future-proof Your Career

During turbulent times many people are worried about the future of their careers. By redirecting the worry to empowerment, organizations and individuals can help create better career development practices. In this podcast on how to future-proof your career, Keith Keating…

Changing the Conversation: Shifting Attitudes About Career

Today’s employees expect their employers to provide some level of career support in the workplace. And it’s smart for companies to meet that expectation – a focus on career development leads to lower turnover, higher engagement, and a stronger and more positive culture.

Five Considerations for Managing Personal Engagement Now

As communities around the world respond to the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are facing jobs, communities, and homes that look radically different than they did a few months ago. Remote work. Children adjusting to distance learning. Shrinking investments. Impending…