Why squiggly careers are the new career ladder

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Why squiggly careers are the new career ladder

About the speaker
  • Petra Edwards
    Petra Edwards
    Head of Learning, Performance & Inclusion at Informa
    Petra acts as Head of Learning, Performance & Inclusion at Informa. Edwards is a seasoned professional, with 20+ years of business experience and 12+ years expertise in developing and delivering learning and development, management and leadership development, performance management and talent strategies, change management, diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives, succession planning, onboarding, organisational development, RoI evaluation, employee engagement, and career coaching.

Key takeaways

Squiggly careers are not new in practice, but re-emerged during the coronavirus pandemic as people reset their priorities.

Whilst the prospects of a varied career path might bring uncertainty, they also open a wide range of growth opportunities for employees.

Organisations must rework their internal processes to make squiggly careers easier to achieve, allowing people to build on their strengths.