Title

The Road Less Traveled: How to Manage the Recycling Career Stage

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

This article examines how organizations can better respond to the needs of individuals who are reexamining and changing their chosen career paths. The term, "career recycling ", reflects a new, growing segment of the workforce describing individuals who are reexamining and changing their career paths. Through exploratory interviews, we found that recyclers were dissatisfied with their careers and willing to accept the risks associated with changing career direction. Recycling is generally triggered by organizational change, personal plateauing and/or personal crisis. Firms may need to reassess, redesign, and reevaluate key human resource activities, such as employee counseling, job sharing, and compensation benefits in the light of this new phenomenon.

Comments

Copyright 2003 Sage Publications

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Publication Title

Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies

Published Citation

Sullivan, Sherry.E., Martin, David.E., Carden, William.A., & Mainiero, Lisa.A. 2003. "The Road Less Traveled: How to Manage the Recycling Career Stage". Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 10(2), 34-42.

DOI

10.1177/107179190301000204

Peer Reviewed