Repairing a Dual Ladder Program

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Discusses a multinational biotechnology corporation's (Global-Tech's) creation of a dual-ladder career development (CD) system to meet the needs of employees who felt that there was a lack of career guidance and development in its research and development divisions. Global-Tech's CD program involved 6 stages of development: preparatory discussions, task-force assessment, diagnostic interviews, development of the programs, pilot implementation, and follow-on mechanisms. Based on Global-Tech's program, guidelines are offered for developing other programs, including taking the time to tailor the program to technical professionals' needs and encouraging a focus on the dual ladder


Copyright 1986 American Society for Training and Development

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Training and Development Journal

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Mainiero, L.A., and Upham, P. 1986. "Repairing a Dual Ladder Program." Training and Development Journal, 40(5), 100-104.

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