PCCI created a 90-day career enhancement program in partnership with Career Systems International (CSI). The program contains four major components: manager and employee workshops, career coaching, 360-degree assessments, and career learning labs. The manager workshop trains managers to engage in career discussions and effectively support their employees. In the employee workshop, individuals examine their skills, interests, and values, while mapping out a plan to reach their career goals.
Following the workshops, employees meet one-on-one with a career adviser (a CSI-certified PCCI HR professional) to discuss their career plans. Using CSI’s career leverage inventory, employees focus their development on one of the following options: vertical move, lateral move, realignment (moving down), relocation (moving out of the company), enrichment (growing in place), or exploratory (investigating possibilities). Each employee takes a 360-degree assessment to better understand his reputation within the company.
Next, small peer groups participate in two 90-minute learning labs facilitated by career advisers. Individuals create a detailed and robust career development plan (from one to five years in duration) to which they apply key program takeaways. Finally, employees are encouraged to initiate several meetings with their managers to review what they’re learning from the experience and ask for feedback as needed.