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Career planning discussed only during performance reviews is often ineffective. Lattice's new product incorporates competency matrices and career tracks into the Lattice platform so any employee can quickly and easily navigate their career advancement roadmap.
FREMONT, CA: Leading people management platform for businesses with people-first cultures, Lattice, announced the launch of Grow, a new career development product within the Lattice platform. Grow provides transparency to employees' career journeys by surfacing advancement paths and actionable development plans while providing managers with trackable data insights. The announcement was made at Resources for Humans Virtual, Lattice's annual people strategy conference.
"Employees want more than a paycheck," said Jack Altman, co-founder, and CEO of Lattice. "They want to understand how they impact the bigger picture and what they can do to successfully accomplish their career goals. We see Grow as a natural progression in our company mission to make work meaningful." Career planning discussed only during performance reviews is often ineffective. Lattice's new product incorporates competency matrices and career tracks into the Lattice platform so any employee can quickly and easily navigate their career advancement roadmap.
Through it's integration with Lattice Performance, which includes 1:1s, feedback, and peer reviews, Grow offers a more intuitive, rounded assessment of employees' current skills and career interests and visibility into the next growth steps. By providing employees specific areas of focus and direction, managers can help employees develop their company needs and values to have a positive impact on company growth.
As a management tool, Grow allows leaders to view, set up, and track development metrics and critical growth areas for each member of their team. Bringing career development information into regularly used tools makes conversations around growth happen more consistently and more efficiently. This transparency is key to empowering employees with the information they need to continue to take the next step and feel supported in their careers and reduce attrition.
"Even when I've worked in progressive organizations that value career development, we never had a tool that makes it easy to facilitate development plans in line with career tracks," said Nicole Hopkins, Director of People at Webflow. "Lattice Grow is the missing piece to holistic talent management." Competency matrices in Grow also complement companies' diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts by establishing objective, observable targets for each level within a role, and making them easy to find and reference by ICs and managers alike. This helps to remove unconscious bias when assessing performance and promotion criteria.