28 Sep 2023
The Australian Financial Review
“More organisations are putting alternate career paths in place, and it actually makes a lot of sense,” Australian HR Institute chief executive Sarah McCann-Bartlett tells BOSS. She says the benefits are wide-ranging. First, companies that give employees an option to progress their career without taking on people responsibilities will end up with fewer bad managers.
Second, companies that adopt this approach will have a better chance of retaining top performers who have no interest in managing others. “[It] allows you to keep expertise in the organisation and get even more value from your investment in those people,” McCann-Bartlett adds.