Episode 33 HR Coffee Time

Even the most ambitious & focused of us can stumble when it comes to figuring out what we want next for our career and how to go about getting it. So, it isn’t surprising to hear that career development conversations at work can feel a bit tricky. Whether it’s your own career you want to develop, or you want to encourage career conversations to take place at work that truly empower people, you might have found yourself wondering where on earth to start.


In this episode of HR Coffee Time, career coach Fay Wallis is joined by the Founder of CareerPoint; Steve McIntosh; who takes a deep dive into a helpful framework for career conversations at work – his 8 value drivers.

Key Points From This Episode

[01:00] A recap on ‘How to use career conversations to improve retention & engagement’

[02:02] Introduction to Steve McIntosh

[03:14] Introduction to CareerPoint

[05:02] Virtual coaching explained

[05:49] The importance of career development conversations

[11:58] Using the  3E model

[14:51] How using a framework can help when discussing an employee’s performance

[18:01] The ‘eight value drivers’ explained

[19:31] Using workshops to explore the value drivers

[26:12] Focusing on more than one value driver

[29:02] Fay refers to previous episodes about building relationships:

[29:15] Fay refers to previous episodes about leadership:

[29:36] How the business environment creates value for the employee

[33:46] How to think about value drivers

[38:19] Steve’s book recommendation – Humankind: A Hopeful History by Bregman, Rutger

[39:33] Steve’s book – The Employee Value Curve by Steve McIntosh

[41:31] How to connect with Steve

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