Establish the "internal mobility" reflex before external recruitment
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Julia seems to have done her job as a salesperson since she joined her pharmaceutical company ten years ago. She wonders about her professional future. Her HRBP of reference talks to her and says,"Rather than going to see if the grass is greener elsewhere, why not explore internal mobility?

But how do you do this without putting yourself at risk? What tools should be put in place to accelerate internal mobility?

The recommended tools are to assess real motivations, formalize internal trajectory options and bring them together in a talent marketplace that projects talents into these different options. The G2 website puts into perspective all the platforms that meet these criteria, and the evaluation is available here.

Evaluate the underlying motivations

Managers have understood that motivation counts as much as skills. Considering that the real aspirations of talents form the basis for building a professional project, we recommend systematically assessing their skills. Is it a question of :

  • Acquire new skills skills
  • To capitalize on its knowledge and become an expert
  • To take on new responsibilities
  • To rebalance professional and personal life

How to go further in the evaluation of motivations? We suggest this complementary source:"Building HR development on aspirations".

Formalize internal career options

Give visibility to the business repositories

The business repository is a common tool for all employees. Its main purpose is to allow each employee to find a description of his or her role and missions, as well as the tools and best practices recommended. It is an excellent way to start studying an initial internal mobility path. It allows for a fair and neutral initial approach, in a way, because it allows you to see in black and white the contours of the position for which you are interested and curious. 

Here is our complete guide to the concept of job references:"Everything you need to know about job references".

Showing bridges between professions

According to France skills, 1 in 10 employees will change jobs between 2016 and 2021: a thirst for mobility has conquered people's minds. 

75% of career transitions are done in a new company.

Wouldn't it be possible to attract more talent by better communicating about career bridges? These bridges are based on skills transferable from one job to another. They are increasingly important in today's world of work, where jobs are changing rapidly and employees often have to adapt to new technologies and processes.

What are the advantages of career pathways?

Career pathways offer benefits to employees and companies:

  • Employees have the tools to build their career strategies and maintain the flexibility that has become necessary.
  • Companies, on the other hand, can mobilize their resources in an innovative way, display unique career paths and thus retain talent.

We have compiled the career management tools into a page:"The Best Career Management Tools".

Bringing together mobility opportunities in a Talent Marketplace

Companies have been using job boards for the past 15 years, but they need to improve their presentation of jobs according to the aptitudes and aspirations of employees. Indeed, today, jobs are presented without taking into account the preferences of each person: it is possible to make individualized recommendations thanks to the new talent management platforms called"Talent Marketplaces".

Opportunities within the Opportunity Hub
all the opportunities gathered in a Hub

The development options are framed in a"mobility path" whose main purpose is to clarify the support offered within the structure. In order to individualize the development offer, this unique pathway includes a study of the professional project to assess its feasibility and a detailed presentation of existing opportunities within the company. These best practices cannot always be applied, as opportunities are grouped together in the internal job offers on the intranet.

The mobility pathway can also take the form of dedicated days where the diversity of professions is highlighted by those who practice them, ideal for encouraging a first direct professional dialogue. 

Experience  the job through immersion

Most of the existing solutions appeal to the mind and allow you to imagine yourself in another job. However, how can you be sure of your choice when you don't know the reality of the field? Digital technology comes to the rescue of this formidable mobility gas pedal. TestUnMétier offers a SaaS platform that allows employees to organize their immersion in complete autonomy. It has never been so easy to organize a "life experience"!

An immersion is the concrete experience of a job that corresponds to your soft skills and desires. It allows you to make a conscious decision about the next step in your professional life. Indeed, spending a day with the person who works in the desired job is the assurance of touching the professional reality.

In this respect, the immersion of the metavers is an additional lever that is gaining momentum, we detail this option in our article"Metavers and immersive training".