Career Development

Career Development

The Kelly Global Workforce Index® (KGWI) is an annual global survey revealing opinions about work and the workplace. Almost 230,000 people across the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions responded to the 2014 survey.

The topics covered in the 2014 KGWI survey include:

  • Engaging Active and Passive Job Seekers
  • Career Development
  • The Candidate Experience from Hiring to On-boarding
  • Worker Preferences and Workplace Agility.


Workers from a total of 31 countries participated in the survey, responding in 20 different languages. Results span workplace generations, as well as key industries and occupations.

This second installment, on the topic of Career Development, looks across the EMEA and APAC regions to learn what workers are thinking about their careers and the skills that underpin them.

The report takes an in-depth look at employee career aspirations, including the drivers of career goals and the factors that matter most in keeping employees engaged and productive.

It also provides a glimpse into the world of career management, with insights on what the best employers are doing to invest in personnel, and the particular importance that workers attach to career development activities such as training, mentoring and skills development.

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