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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this article we propose a computational model of an individual’s social capital taking into account the social structure formed through workplace social contacts. The model bases on and integrates three well established theories: The Concept of Weak and Strong ties, The Concept of Structural holes, and Connection as a Resource.
Structure of an employee’s social network and strength of ties in this network play an important role in determining social capital for career growth. Social resources and access to information can ultimately contribute to career development of an individual and development of a business as a whole.