DALLAS/FT. WORTH – November 8, 2013 – A new Insala survey finds that traditional training courses, mentoring, and special projects and situational challenges are the most effective career development methods used by organizations in 2013.
The survey sought, among other things, to determine if there is a discrepancy between the popularity of career development methods and their effectiveness.
Additionally, the survey sought to determine the difference in development method effectiveness targeted to two groups:
What’s most notable is that mentoring does not rank in the top five most-used career development methods, but ranks as the most effective method for all employees who are not director level and above, and as third-most effective for director level and above.
Conversely, E-Learning ranks as the second-most-used method, but is not one of the top five most-effective methods for either population.
Holding steady in the top five most-used methods, as well as in both top five most-effective lists, are traditional training courses and special projects or situational challenges.
The most-used career development methods overall are:
For director level and above, the most effective methods were noted to be:
For all other employees, the most effective methods were noted to be:
The survey was released in July of this year, and was closed in September with a total of 359 respondents. Of those responses, 202 were valid for the analysis described above.
A white paper detailing all findings will be released by Insala in early 2014. Visit www.insala.com for more information or email editor(at)insala.com to request a copy of the results.