How To Promote Internally (And Why)

How To Promote Internally (And Why)

“I didn’t see that job advertised. Seems like the boss’s pet got the job.” “I wish someone told me why I didn’t get that job in the supply chain department. I thought the interview went very well. They just dropped me an email to say I was unsuccessful even though I work in the same building with them. Why can’t someone talk to me?” These are some of the comments that you would have heard around your workplace. If you are a manager, you would not like to hear these comments or have disgruntled employees. This article is written as a guide to help make internal promotion more transparent and fair. There are a number of great reasons to promote internally The promoted employees are able to pick up their new responsibilities faster as they are familiar with how things get done in the organisation. They will have a proven track record of cultural fit. It helps in development and retention of talent. It adds to the reputation for the organisation as a great employer. How do you make an internal promotion transparent and fair? Always advertise the position internally Advertise the position publicly and allow enough time for people to apply for the job. If you make it a token box ticking exercise, employees will know that straight up. Advertise with the right intention and be open minded about the potential candidates. Invite all candidates for an interview Make sure all candidates have a fair and equal opportunity to put their case forward. That means you will need to conduct similarly structured interviews and interact with candidates equally....
5 Things To Build A Successful Career

5 Things To Build A Successful Career

Everyone aspires to a successful career. Success, they say, comes when opportunity meets preparation. The level of success achieved by individuals depends on the preparation they put in and the opportunities that they create. In another post is the outline of how you could seek out promotional opportunities. In today’s article… let’s focus on preparation. What are the areas that you need to focus your preparation on? 1. Setting Goals Setting yourself relevant, clear, achievable goals is essential. To do this well you will need to self-reflect. Knowing yourself well, identifying your skills, strengths, values and passions is the foundation for setting meaningful goals. You will need to be creative and challenge yourself to come up with goals that motivate you and that are achievable. Tip: Validate your goals with your mentor or a trusted friend/partner. It is always good to get another person’s perspective on what you set out to achieve. You will need to constantly work on these goals, as growth is an ongoing process. As you gain experience and insight, it is best to change or adapt your goals to your new situation. For example: You may need to get hands-on experience with the latest data mining tool. The topics discussed below will feed into the goals that you set for yourself. Use the principles discussed in this section to set relevant smart goals for these topics. 2. Adopting new trends The environment is constantly changing and new trends will emerge in your field. You will need to be up to date with these trends and stay relevant to add value. There is a school of...