Career Conversation Toolkit

Engage, retain and develop your employees through effective career conversations

career conversation toolkit by Antoinette Oglethorpe

Career Conversation Toolkit

Quality career conversations rely on powerful questions. But it can be hard to always have the right questions at your fingertips.

Get the practical tools, structure and questions you need, to have effective career conversations with employees in 20 minutes or less.

Are you having regular career conversations with your employees?

One of the biggest challenges facing organisations is that employees are not as satisfied as they would like with their career development.

We all know the theory: employees are more engaged when they see a future for themselves in the organisation with opportunities for growth and progression.

Research shows that engaging and enabling employees boosts performance by 15-30%

But helping employees take ownership for developing their careers can be a significant challenge. Let’s face it. Opening up a sensitive issue like career progression can weigh heavily on even the most experienced shoulders.

Where should you start?
What questions should you ask?
How do you help employees develop their career?
Career Conversation Toolkit

That’s what the Career Conversation Toolkit is designed to help you with.

The Career Conversation Toolkit gives you the practical tools, structure and questions to have effective career conversations that will engage, retain and develop your employees without taking up lots of time.

The Career Conversation Toolkit is a set of practical card-based tools for managers, mentors and coaches.

It provides you with a flexible approach which means employees take ownership for their career development and you don’t have to have all the answers.

It allows you to have conversations that make employees want to stay with your organisation rather than go elsewhere.

It’s practical, simple and easy to use with all employees, no matter where they are in their career and what they want to achieve.

Paired with our Career Compass Workbook to help your employees think positively and proactively about their career development. This helps them prepare effectively for career conversations with their managers, mentors or coaches with all the tools and templates needed to reflect on the past and think about the future

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Career Conversation Toolkit

The Career Conversation Toolkit allows you to:

The Career Conversation Toolkit does the heavy lifting for you.

Quality career conversations rely on powerful questions. But it can be hard to always have the right questions at your fingertips. The Career Conversation Toolkit does the heavy lifting for you.

What does the Career Conversation Toolkit Contain?

The Career Conversation Toolkit draws on the principles of positive psychology, solutions focus and neuroscience. It provides a set of powerful, thoughtfully-conceived questions to:

  • Provoke reflection, insight, ideas and action
  • Keep the focus on the employee
  • Encourage them to take ownership

The questions are packaged into ten different tools:

Each tool provides a practical but flexible framework that can be used as the basis for a conversation that is only 20 minutes long. You can use one tool or several tools in whatever sequence or order makes sense for the employee and their situation.

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The Career Conversation Toolkit has everything you need to have a useful career conversation. I now have simple and helpful techniques that mean I can have these important conversations in a way that is productive and beneficial

Rosa Scognamiglio, HR Director

Very helpful, straight forward toolkit. It enabled rich discussions and succinct discussions. It worked well for three different people at different places in their careers

Charlotte Angus, Manager

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About Antoinette Oglethorpe

Creator of the Career Conversation Toolkit

Antoinette is an award-winning leadership development consultant, coach, speaker and author. She has over 25 years’ experience in developing leaders for the world’s most successful organizations – companies like P&G, Accenture and Avanade.

She works with individual leaders, leadership teams and HR professionals. Antoinette uses a solution focused approach to focus on the things that will have the greatest impact on performance. By helping to make progress in those areas, she inspires her clients to operate more effectively and deliver better results.

In the past few years, she has supported multiple career management programmes and initiatives for international organisations. She was a contributor to the award-winning Virtual Career Labs at the United Nations Development Programme, which won two Fuel50 awards in 2017 as outstanding career management initiatives.

Antoinette frequently provides free resources to HR practitioners via her website. She speaks at events across the globe on subjects like the impact of mentoring and the importance of career conversations for employees, supervisors and organisations, among other talent development topics. Her book, “Grow Your Geeks: A Handbook for Developing Leaders in High-Tech Organizations.” was an Amazon bestseller in the category of Leadership and Management.

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