Discussion Central

Employee Development Plans

  • 1.  Employee Development Plans

    Posted 22 days ago
    I'm interested in learning others' experiences with employee development plans for engineers. Motivated engineers want to know, "What do I need to do to advance to the next level (of technical capability, pay, responsibility, etc.)?"

    It is common for companies to have a high-level description of the skills required for each engineering pay grade. For example, an Engineer II should have XYZ skills beyond that of an Engineer I. These descriptions end up being rather generic because they apply to all engineering disciplines and all engineering job descriptions. On their own pay grade descriptions are not specific enough to chart a course of employee development.

    What is you experience with how employers guide their engineering employees to identify the next steps in their career progression?

    ---------------------------------
    Kirk Oler PE
    Process Engineer III
    Wacker Chemical Corp
    Oskaloosa IA
    ---------------------------------