No two people have exactly the same career experiences. And what we need to stay productive, (mentally) healthy and fulfilled at work can change over the years. This makes it rather hard for organizations to get a grip on the individual career of each employee. Moreover, that career is not owned by the organization but by the employee.
This idea of career ownership is nothing new: during a survey in 2012, 64% of employers already indicated that employees are responsible for their own careers, while 61% of employees actually felt responsible for their own careers. The coronavirus crisis seems to have reinforced this feeling: our most recent survey shows that 55% of employees have started thinking more about their own careers as a result of the pandemic. Two out of three also feel competent to take control of their own careers.