Career Development; your career at Voys
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Career Development; your career at Voys

The employee journey refers to the various stages and experiences that an employee goes through during their time with a company. It encompasses the entire lifecycle of an employee's relationship with the organization, from the initial recruitment process to onboarding, ongoing work experiences, development, and potentially offboarding or transitioning out of the company.

On this page, we will focus on the topic of career development at Voys, how you can take control of your own career, and how Voys can assist you in this process.

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Career planning helps you to grow and pursue your dreams.

When it comes to career planning, it's about what you want in the long term, in five or ten years. But it's also about the step you can take right now. Maybe it's important to change jobs, make changes in your daily activities, or even explore hobbies or volunteer work.

Why career development is important

Career planning is important because it helps you make conscious choices for your career, promotes your personal and professional growth, and enables you to have more control over your career path.

Career planning is important for several reasons:

  1. Providing direction to your career: By creating a career plan, you can set goals and provide clear direction to your career. This helps you know where you want to go and what steps you need to take to get there.
  2. Personal development: Career planning encourages continuous personal and professional development. It allows you to sharpen your skills and knowledge, acquire new skills, and gain relevant experience to improve your career prospects.
  3. Career satisfaction: A well-thought-out career plan can contribute to career satisfaction. It enables you to do work that aligns with your interests, values, and strengths, leading to more fulfillment and satisfaction in your professional life.
  4. Effective use of resources: By planning your career ahead, you can manage your time and resources more efficiently. You can invest more strategically in training, networking, and other activities that support your career goals.
  5. Career flexibility: A career plan also provides flexibility. As you plan ahead, you can consider changes in the job market, personal circumstances, and new opportunities. This allows you to adapt your career path to changing circumstances.

Career Planning - a concrete goal

First, determine what makes your heart beat faster. What would you like to do or contribute if anything were possible? Dare to dream. It's okay if you don't immediately know what that is; sometimes passion for something develops over time. You don't necessarily have to plan everything out completely.

Make a plan!

In a nutshell, your career plan might look like this:

  • Step 1 - Who are you? What is your personality, lifestyle? What motivates you? What are your values? What are your strengths and weaknesses
  • Step 2 - What skills do you have? What qualities do you possess? What have you already achieved?
  • Step 3 - Where do you want to go? What direction do you want to take? Which sectors interest you? What positions do you aspire to? And do they align with each other?
  • Step 4 - When do I want to achieve this? Create a timeline. How do you get there? Do you lack any skills? Is there any training or education you need? What can you ask your network for?

Value Model @ Voys

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Use the method to make sure you are Valued appropriately!

So, how do you develop yourself within our Value System?

In each pathway, you start in a junior position*. As you get one or two years of experience under your belt (but for professionals, this can be up to four years), you grow into a medior. Most of your career will be spent at the core level of your pathway. This is the level where you know all the ins and outs of your expertise and can tackle pretty much any problem that presents itself independently. Only an estimated 20% of people will eventually become master. Seniors are not defined by age or years of working experience but by their attitude. They’re often very involved in mentoring less experienced colleagues, and they need to act on a level that’s beyond that of their own pathway. *Except if you change profiles during your career. Then your old level and profile may result in the fact that you don’t have to start again as a junior.

We have already written very much on this topic, so we lovingly refer you to those pages and to the role of Value Advisor.

πŸ“Fundaments of the Baarda Model

πŸ“ˆLevels within pathwaysπŸ€‘Compensation - salaryPathways in Dev department

People Circle - toolbox

People Circle can help you with the toolbox. We already have a lot for you; from personality tests to study budgets, to work happiness research, and much more. We list some of them below and refer to other places in Notion.

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Check Glassfrog for help!

There are many roles that can help you with your question. Look them up in Glassfrog and don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with a role filler.

  • General questions about the Value Model; the value advisor
  • Interpretation of the value model description in practice; your Circle Lead
  • The Jobcoach for coach conversations
  • The reset button for when you know you want to do something else
  • The Mentor for professional or personal growth
  • If you want to move on to a completely different role or roles; Role shift guide
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Check the open vacancies and the wishlist

On this page, you will find a concrete overview: the Cool New People Pipeline.

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Talk to your friends

What can be useful beforehand is to talk to your immediate surroundings about your plans. What do they see as your qualities? What kind of position do they think suits you? Sometimes you hear things that you never considered yourself. The people around you can also help you with a difficult decision.

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External coaching

In addition to the internal job coach role, Voys also offers the possibility of external coaching. We have two external options. More information about the external coaches can be found here

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Ask for feedback from your colleagues

Asking for feedback can help you get a clearer picture of your career inside or outside Voys. Tips for asking for feedback can be read here.

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Use your study budget

Every colleague has a study budget. You can use €1500,- and 5 study days annually if you work full time. You can use the study budget to, for example, specialize in your roles or expand your knowledge. On this page you can read more about using your study budget.

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Do a TMA or Gallup StrengthsFinder

We have various tools that can give you more insight into your talents. You can approach the role of TMA expert if you want to do a TMA. TMA stands for Talent Motivation Analysis. The TMA measures 22 motives, with 2 talents linked to each motive. You can read more information about the TMA here. In addition to the TMA, you can also do the Gallup StrengthsFinder. You can finance this tool from your study budget. Like the TMA, the Gallup StrengthsFinder also provides insight into your talents. In addition, you will receive a report with tips on how to best utilize your talents. You can read more information about the Gallup StrengthsFinder here.

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Learn more about Personal Development

Take ownership of how and what you want to learn and which skills you want to develop with the given tools. On this page you can read all about personal development.

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Explore your work happiness

It is good to reflect on what you would like, what you dream about and what your goals are. Making this concrete and writing it down helps you get a better picture. Questions that can help you with this can be found on this page

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