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HR Glossary

HR terms frequently used by HR professionals.

Career mobility

What is career mobility?

Career mobility is the planned and organized upward, lateral, or career change movement in employees’ job positions.

Why is career mobility important? 

For an organization, career mobility helps to develop internal talents and reduces costs related to hiring new employees and turnover. For employees, career mobility helps to increase job satisfaction by stimulating personal growth.

How can you implement career mobility?

The following are three basic steps to implement career mobility in the workplace:

1) Identify open roles, projects, or assignments

2) Determine whether an internal employee can take on opportunities instead of externally sourced candidates

3) Determine the cost of training required to fulfill job responsibilities compared to hiring a new candidate

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