My first job was with a large multinational that had a very comprehensive HR department. When I joined the company, HR gave new employees a lot of useful information, including a “career ladder” table.
Now that I’m a small business owner, I would like to develop a similar “career ladder” table for my team. I remember it being very useful, but otherwise my memory is hazy, and so I thought I’d try to search for some examples and inspiration. So far, no luck.
If I recall, this table had “levels” down the left hand side, e.g., junior, associate, senior, etc. Across the top of the table were column heading describing various areas of competence, e.g., communications, new business development, etc. In each cell of the table was a short narrative describing the expected responsibilities/ performance for each level and area of competency. The table was useful in establishing expectations, during performance reviews, and also discussing pay scales.
So my questions area:
- Is this a commonly used HR tool, or is it something that this particularly company developed internally?
- If it is a common tool, does it have a name? What should I search for in Google to find examples?
After much fruitless searching, Stackexchange is my last hope. Hopefully this question is appropriate for this forum and someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks for any suggestions.