Assoc. Prof. Dr. Öznur Bozkurt
Managers need to implement a number of practices to enable employees to use their talents for business. Many concepts such as career management, career planning, career counseling, and career development are frequently heard in business life. The influence of the individual on organizational support as well as individual effort in reaching a career goal is very important. From the planning of the career to the development and finalization of it in many stages, it is necessary that there is a harmony between staff career management and manager’s career management. The individual will absolutely see the effect of organizational plans on the planet he has made for his career. At this stage, the adaptabilities that the individual shows about his career in the institution he works in will be reflected in his performance. In new business models, people now find themselves in different career paths. Instead of a career advancing in a single field, multiple career perspectives emerged. The changing business life has created the necessity for employees to adapt to the changing environment for their career development. The ability to adapt and develop in a rapidly changing environment is increasingly important. Career harmony defines skills that people need to acquire in order to shape their careers to changing environmental conditions. The ability to adapt to careers is addressed in four dimensions. Control is defined as the ability to make decisions about an individual’s career and the ability to manage a career. Anxiety is the plan of the future, knowing one’s own abilities. Confidence is the belief that an individual can solve this problem if he encounters any problem. Curiosity is defined as an individual’s continuous and interest-oriented analysis of opportunities. In this study, the questionnaire technique and data were collected from quantitative research methods. The career adaptation abilities of white-collar employees of the incorporated company operating in Düzce Organized Industrial Zone were examined. According to research findings, the career adaptation abilities of the employees in the sample are good and their career adaptation abilities differ according to their demographic characteristics.
Keywords: Career, Career adaptation abilities White-collar Employee
Jel Code: M10, M12, M50