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Phase 5: Transition

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Phase 5: Transition

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Before we recap the lessons from this section, I wanted to address phase five of the employment cycle, Transition. I know it doesn’t seem as though it would be related to retention. However, if an employee moves within the organization from one position to another whether its for a promotion or for development purposes, they are transitioning within the business instead of leaving it.

Transitioning an employee into a new role is a way to recognize performance, develop their skills and ultimately assists with retention. If an employee is changing jobs because they’ve performed really well and are ready for the next step in their career, they may be starting a new one with greater responsibilities. Here we see the overlap between develop, perform, reward and transition. You and your management team will seek high potential talent to take on leadership roles in the future. Transitioning employees into new positions typically takes place for this reason or it might be to help the employee develop a certain skill set that they’d like to improve.

D&I is apart of transition just like other employment cycle phases. We need to continue to be aware of our biases, identify career paths, make tools available to everyone for career development and use structured processes throughout the cycle.

At the end of the day, you want to give everyone an opportunity to transition within the company so they are less likely to transition out.

Christina Danforth


Christina Danforth

Christina A. Danforth, SHRM-SCP & SPHR, launched HR Jetpack in 2016 to support the development and professional growth of her fellow HR colleagues. She started her HR career in 2002....

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