Navigating Career Advancement: Using Data to Align Perspectives on Promotion Criteria

Discover how to practically implement a skills-based approach in promotions by learning how to identify pertinent skills, objectively assess competency, and align promotion criteria with organisational objectives. Additionally, explore effective strategies for promoting fairness and transparency throughout the promotion process.

Getting promoted is a big deal - it's a sign that you're doing great at your job and are ready for more. But what managers think makes someone promotion-worthy isn't always the same as what employees think. And in today's global, tech-driven workplaces, the requirements are changing fast.

In this presentation, we'll explore how to bridge the gap between what managers expect and what employees think when it comes to promotions.

We'll use both qualitative and quantitative analytical approaches to decipher these dynamics, revealing insights that are transforming how promotions are conceptualised and implemented. This session delves into using mixed methods to uncover the factors influencing promotion decisions, showcasing how data analytics can drive more equitable and effective talent management strategies.

This session will explore:

Enhancing the promotion process using qualitative and quantitative data:
  • Overview of the repertory grid technique and its application in understanding promotion dynamics
  • Insights from structured interviews and open-text surveys with managers
  • Utilisation of network analysis to identify clusters and discrepancies in promotion factors
  • Linguistic analysis to align manager perceptions with organisational culture
  • Practical implications for HR processes and talent management strategies.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the application of repertory grid technique and network analysis in talent management
  • Learn how to apply analytical methodologies to improve talent management strategies
  • Recognise the importance of linguistic analysis in understanding promotion dynamics.