How do you prevent the recommendations from the system (about career goal, or suitable learning interventions) and its assessments (for example about a user’s management style) becoming self-fulfilling prophecies? How can you mitigate the risk of limiting human agency and autonomy, if using such recommendation system? This article provides some first ideas.
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.
A ‘user-friendly’ software interface is a basic requirement from buyers and end users. As simple as it sounds, achieving this requires continuous iteration and refinement. This article reports on the latest user tests conducted by the DEVELOP project with its pilot users, in order to ensure these needs are being met.
In a world of rapid global change, companies have to adopt regularly in order to survive and not to vanish due to their incapability to become resilient. In recent years, companies also have to fight over people. So talent attraction and retention has become the most crucial bet that companies have to win every single day.