People First HR Services

How Far We’ve Come!

Bev Braun-Allard

When you get on a fast moving treadmill (you know – day to day life!) it’s easy to lose track of your progress. Sometimes you have to look back to see just how far you have come!

I’ve been looking back a bit as I prep for the SAHRP conference in Saskatoon next week. Seems not that long ago we launched our career development service line, and yet when I look back I can see we’ve made some real impact in this area already.

How lucky I am to be part of growing our career development offerings to include a range of services for people and companies. For instance:

  • We support an international organization that identified a need to build on their current succession planning process through encouraging career conversations between employees and leaders. Thebev organization acknowledged their front line leaders lacked both knowledge and confidence to engage in meaningful career dialogue. As a starting point to address their need to reach leaders across multiple locations, we developed and delivered a webinar to introduce front line up to mid-level leaders to their role in supporting the career development of their employees.
  • We’ve developed an ongoing partnership with another organization with locations across Northern Saskatchewan. Our primary focus is to support the organization in the retention and development of their Aboriginal workforce. We‘ve delivered our two-day Career Compass® program for both employees and leaders with exceptional results. The organization has seen participants take an active role in their personal career growth and many have taken on additional responsibilities or new positions since we first began our partnership.
  • Another organization contacted us for a career development coaching assignment for one of their leaders. This valued leader had slowed in her growth and was having a difficult time identifying best next steps for her career within the organization. Through a one to one coaching process, we helped her to gain awareness of her career drivers and map a plan for her future that would satisfy her needs and add value to the organization.

Like I said, how lucky am I? This is just a sampling of the great career development work I’ve been involved in these past few years.

Let me know if you’d like to hear more. I never get tired of talking about it.