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Facing Crossroads in Your Career: How DEVELOP and its game-based assessments can give directions

DEVELOP offers a personalised learning environment for employees seeking to redirect, design, or further build their career path. This environment allows you to set your own career goals and find out whether you should change jobs based on your competencies, or deal with more responsibility in your current job role. In this article you will learn about the transversal competency clusters in DEVELOP and about the leadership game assisting you in developing this particular competency.

Agile Talent calls for Agile Learning

Nowadays, developing an agile mindset is crucial for all organizations longing to sustain their presence in the market and boost their profitability. This article provides some ideas on how to create an organizational learning culture, where learning happens for everyone, every day, leading to increased job satisfaction and confidence in handling oncoming challenges.

Recommending Career Plans Through AI Planning

One of the aims of DEVELOP is to apply artificial intelligence (AI) planning techniques to recommend learning opportunities for career development. More specifically, DEVELOP aims to identify potential sequences of learning interventions (e.g. eLearning courses, mentorship, changing teams) that will enable an individual to make progress towards the position(s) to which they aspire. This article presents DEVELOP's approach to make plan recommendations scrutable to the individual, which means the recommendations themselves and the reasons for the recommendations should be understandable to human users.

What does Social Capital mean for an employee?

In our previous articles, we highlighted the benefits of social technologies adoption in the “Enterprise 2.0” era and discussed the potentials that workplace social interactions data has to offer as a result of social technologies. In this article, we look into the benefits of social capital from employee perspective and discuss an integrative model of social capital sources, definitions, measures and values.

DEVELOP team creates tools to support personal career development

The DEVELOP PLE is an online software tool which provides integrated services to support a person’s lifelong career development. The environment offers services such as the assessment of transversal competencies, the analysis of social capital based on an employee’s virtual social network, career path propositions and related learning activities. Personalised visualisations of potential career paths inform and guide learners towards realistic and attainable careers.

HR going digital

In today’s competitive corporate arena, an organization is only as innovative and successful as the talent it attracts and develops. By adding to this equation the emerging role of digital technology in almost every aspect of our lives, it becomes clear that a new digital era is about to take the lead. It is finally time for HR to embrace digital innovation and DEVELOP gives you all the good reasons to do so.

Telling stories about privacy and ethical risks in learning technology development

In scope of a privacy and ethical impact assessment exercise (PIA+), DEVELOP created a set of scenarios to demonstrate potential privacy, ethical and legal impacts that might arise from a PLE such as DEVELOP, if careful thought was not given to these issues in the design process. The aim of these scenarios is to identify possible problems before they occur, communicate them to stakeholders, and prevent them already in an early development phase. We are sure this article will be interesting to anyone involved in the design and roll-out of learning and career development environments.