People 1st creates innovative career mapping tool


People 1st has launched a new ‘Career Mapping’ tool, designed to enhance employers’ abilities to develop and retain their staff.

The customisable tool, compatible with smartphone and tablet devices, has been developed by People 1st and builds on its tried-and-tested first generation career map technology, which has helped people find career opportunities available within the sector.

People 1st’s new tool enables employers to create and edit their very own career map, customised to highlight the opportunities within their organisation.

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The tool puts simple, achievable career progression routes in front of employees, taking users on a step-by-step journey from entry-level to management, with the job descriptions, skills and training needed for each role.

Simon Tarr, chief executive, People 1st says: “Offering clear career pathways can help attract new recruits and grow in-house talent. Our new ‘Career Mapping’ tool can offer employers the means to create a simple, interactive online ‘map’ that shows current and future staff exactly where a career can take them. It’s a fantastic, innovative and highly functional way to showcase opportunities, allowing companies to set themselves apart as excellent employers of talented people.”

People 1st has worked in partnership with the Rocco Forte Hotel Group, and Artizian Catering to develop their own bespoke Career Maps. Both organisations have created their own customised content, with Rocco Forte employing the tool as part of its innovative, ‘Map My Future’ app.

Caroline Burgess-Allen, HR project manager for Rocco Forte Hotels adds “We partnered with People 1st to use the Career Map technology as an integral feature of our Map My Future app, which helps our team members to progress their careers, access training and receive important company updates.

“With this in place, our team members can clearly see that progression in our industry is possible and most importantly, encouraged. We believe that this will drive employees’ development and help them to take ownership of their careers.

This will, in turn, improve job satisfaction and support increased staff retention, which will reduce our staff turnover costs.”