BUS 303 week 4 discussion 2

Discussion 2

Throughout the life of an employee, he will need to develop his related skills and knowledge in and across organizations. He will need to manage work, leisure and transitions so as to better his chances of a desired future, career wise. It’s a process which involves the employee, as well as his employer-who has a responsibility to develop their employees’ career. Organizational leaders not only attract the right people for the job, they have a chance to grow them (Kroth & Christensen, 1992).

The employer has the responsibility to make sure that the employees grow within themselves. Job enrichment, promotions and more responsibility are some of the ways the employee will develop their skills as well as their technical knowhow. An employee who feels part of the organization, according to research, is usually motivated, thereby performing well. Current staff may apply for other positions within the job. This is a sign of a dynamic workforce, and it should be encouraged. Creating programs that foster employees’ career development such as coaching programs, mentorship programs, career strategy groups and trainings is another practical way of enriching the employee wholesomely.

Trainings are a major player in career development. Since career development is about work, skills and abilities come into play. Training programs play a massive role in ensuring that the employees have the right skills, thus securing future employment opportunities.


Kroth, M., & Christensen, M. (2009). Career development basics. Alexandria, Va.: ASTD Press.