Based on a pilot project in Brasov, Romania, a team of junior employees and professionals from various disciplines has spent several months working on rolling out the Career Map system as a global standard. They analyzed the various different qualification systems and industry standards and compared them with the target in order to determine the need for adjustment in each case. Since the locations sometimes differ greatly from each other with regard to the products manufactured there, the location-specific Career Maps also vary – with different job profiles and requirements for expertise and qualification.
After 15 months, the first wave of implementation has been successfully completed and the career map is in use at 14 locations: in Pune (India), Juarez (Mexico), Wuhu, Tianjin and Changchun (China), Debrecen (Hungary), Amata City (Thailand), Frenstat and Trutnov (Czech Republic), Pisa (Italy), Icheon (South Korea), Boussens & Foix (France), Seguin (USA), Brasov (Romania). Further locations will follow in the coming months.
The company also wants to document and measure how the Career Map is helping employees to develop in one of the four areas – leadership, technology, quality, and logistics. For example, by recording how many production employees followed the Career Map to obtain further qualifications, and how many of them were able to gain a higher-quality vacant position as a result.
“In the future, we also want to digitalize the Career Map, which to date has been a purely analog format in the production areas, so as to directly link vacancies in the company and the appropriate qualification opportunities,” explains Ingo Holstein. “We also want to promote self-directed learning: Training for employees in production should increasingly be digital, on call and accessible from anywhere.”