Between the ages of 18 and 38 the average person will change jobs 10 times.

That doesn't necessarily mean changing employer, just the job they do for them. By keeping your talented employees challenged and upwardly mobile, you will be saving money and potentially increasing profitability for your company. It is critical for employers to manage their employees' expectations of what a career assessment will and won't do. The assessment won't necessarily point them to an absolute "dream job", but it will measure things such as his or her interests, personality or aptitude.

Just as getting new business is tougher and more expensive than retaining current business, the same is true for staff. But both sides have to bring something to the table to keep themselves motivated and energised.

Working in a fulfilling career can dramatically increase happiness, self-confidence, and productivity, and consequently improve a company's performance. A career self-assessment is an important tool that can help identify possible avenues on a career path for an employee and be the instrument that opens up communication between the employee and his or her employer on how best to proceed. When the manager works with his employee to find the career path most rewarding for the employee, they are setting the stage for a long-term productive partnership. 

Both sides have to take ownership for developing talent and develop compelling and demonstrated why different routes they can take within the organisation will add value to themselves and by association therefore, the business.

Motivated staff = successful business. It's not rocket science is it?