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Progression frameworks and career ladders are now commonplace in many organisations, bringing much-needed structure and clarity to role expectations, progression, and promotions.

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However, getting the right framework in place for your business and team members can be challenging, and can actually do more harm than good if factors around diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t well-considered. In this talk we’ll cover some common pitfalls, and will go through a practical set of prompts to help you make sure your career ladder can work well for everyone. I’ll use some real world examples that have come out of my work creating progression frameworks for both engineers and engineering managers in different types of companies.