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World Bank’s Career Management Journey: Career Development is NOT Optional in Today's Market
Wednesday 06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Consultation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
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You will learn how the World Bank built a robust strategy as well as the latest trends and benchmarks in career development from Willis Towers Watson. 

Stuck in neutral. That's how many employees around the world would describe their career. In fact, according to Willis Tower's Watson's Global Workforce Study, 41% of employees say they must join another firm in order to grow their careers. Overall employees tell us that career development ranks among the top reasons why they would join or leave an organization. Best in class global organization are increasing their investments in career development and redefining career growth. In these organizations, career growth is about building a diverse portfolio of experiences that keep employees skills set relevant to the organization and providing tools to both managers and employees to enable more effective career development.  This session will showcase World Bank's approach to building a robust strategy for career development. You will learn:

  • What you need to understand and consider when building your career development approach and  strategy.
  • The successes and challenges World Bank faced when developing and implementing their career strategy, career paths and supporting tools for career development.
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Elise Freedman, Director, Talent & Rewards,
Willis Towers Watson
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Edith Umole, Program manager for Talent Management,
World Bank Group