Research indicates that one of the reasons employees stay on the job is because they are well suited for and enjoy the work. Employers can help improve job retention, as well as grow their own labor force, by providing career development and planning services to employees.

The career planning process consists of  3 steps:

    Know Yourself —Exploring the employee's interests, abilities, work values, etc., to get a clear picture of his strengths and challenge areas.
    Know the Market —Understanding occupations that match the employee's interests and abilities, and knowing how to access the training opportunities that will provide him with the skills he needs for the occupations that are in demand.
    Make the Match —Applying career decision-making and goal-setting skills to develop a comprehensive career plan that meets the needs of both the employer and employee.