Career Hub for employees

15Five’s Career Hub offers an easy-to-use, customizable solution that empowers you as an employee to co-create a strengths-based career with your manager. This article gives you a quick introduction to Career Hub, as well as walks you through how to fill out your Career Hub step-by-step.

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Note

We suggest completing the Best-Self Kickoff with your manager before filling out your Career Hub.


Career Hub overview

Career Hub consists of three sections: 1) role clarity, 2) strengths, and 3) career vision. Continue reading for more information about why each of these sections are important.

Role clarity

Only 50% of people know what’s expected of them at work, yet clear expectations are the most basic and fundamental employee need. The 'Role clarity' tab will help you clarify your current role and identify the type of work that’s most energizing to you. This will help you find and define what you want in a career.

Strengths

Do more of what you do best by discovering your top strengths, values, interests, and passions so you can leverage them in your role. The 'Strengths' tab helps you...

  • Discover your top strengths and unique abilities that feel natural, effortless, and energizing
  • Discover your top values and ways of being that are most important to you
  • Identify activities or topics that deeply interest you both at work and in life
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Science

Strengths are the key to long-term engagement at work and beyond. Employees who are aware of their strengths and apply them at work are 18 times more likely to flourish. (Hone et al., 2015)

Career vision

The 'Career vision' tab is a space to explore your career vision and dream big. Here you'll design your dream career by aligning your top strengths, values, and passions to your role. Use the vision board to ideate your future role. And answer the prompts and use your personal results [strengths, values,  passions, and energizing work] as a guide. Now that you’ve explored your career vision, you can dream big and draft your aspirational job title and description.

What's next?

When you're ready, share results with your manager, and together create milestones and explore opportunities in your company to get as close to your dream as possible. 


Career Hub visibility

It's important to create psychological safety by clarifying who can see Career Hub progress when in draft form and shared. That’s why we created the “Psych safety” box, which appears at the right hand side of each Career Hub page. This box shows who has access to view each page.

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Overview of visibility

Career Hub

Only you and your reviewer can see your Career Hub.

‘Role Clarity’ and ‘Career Vision’ tabs

Your manager will see a limited version of both the ‘Role Clarity’ tab and ‘Career Vision’ tab until you share results with them. You can still edit your responses post-share, and your reviewer will be informed that there’s been an update.

'Strengths' tab

Your manager can see all updates you make to the 'Strengths' tab in real-time.


Access Career Hub

1. Click on 'Career Hub' in the left hand navigation bar.
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2. If you are a reviewer (i.e. you have direct reports), you will then be directed to the 'My Team' page, which includes links to access your team’s Career Hub results. To access your own Career Hub, click ‘My Career Hub’ at the top right of the screen.
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3. You are now looking at the Career Hub 'Summary' tab. This page includes links to each section of Career Hub, as well as a “Career Discovery Progress” section that you can use to measure your progress and you fill out your Career Hub.
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Fill out the ‘Role Clarity’ tab

To begin filling out your Career Hub, click into the 'Role clarity' tab in the page’s top navigation bar.

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Goals of this section

At the top of the page you will see icons outlining the main goals of the Role clarity page: clarify your role, maximize energizing work, and, finally, use this reflection to carry into your strengths discovery.

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Remember to check off to-dos in the ‘Summary’ tab!

As you’re completing the ‘Role Clarity’ tab, remember to track your progress by checking off the to-dos that are listed on the Career Hub ‘Summary’ tab. The to-dos for this section are:

  • Review job description and responsibilities
  • Add any missing responsibilities, projects, or tasks
  • Assess energizing levels for each item
  • Share your work with your manager

Who can see my answers?

Until you share your answers with your manager in the last step of this section, your energizing levels will only be visible to you. All the rest: responsibilities, projects, and tasks are available in real-time for you and your manager to collaborate on. After you share your energizing levels, they will be visible to you and your manager. 

"Job title & description" section

This section will be pre-populated with your job title as it appears in your settings. If your reviewer or an account administrator has uploaded a job description for your role, that job description will also appear in this section. 

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If there is no job description added, please check with an account administrator or your manager, who can upload one for you.

"Job responsibilities" section

The “Job responsibilities” section is where you reflect on the different responsibilities laid out in your job description and how energizing you find them. This section should be pre-populated with job responsibilities that your manager has added for your role.

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If there are no job responsibilities added, please check with your manager. They have the ability to upload job responsibilities for you.

If you notice that any tasks that are part of your role are missing from the list, you can add a new responsibility by clicking the +Add responsibility button, typing the new responsibility, and clicking Submit.

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If you work on additional projects and tasks that are not part of your role’s general responsibilities, they should not be added here- you will have the option to add those in the next section (Projects & tasks).

Energizing levels

Once your responsibilities are entered into 15Five, you will be asked to rate each of them based on how energizing they are for you. Results will be kept private until you share them with your reviewer.

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There are four energizing levels to select from:

  • Energizing. This type of work is highly enjoyable and energizing. It represents my unique abilities.
  • Somewhat energizing. This type of work is somewhat enjoyable. I excel at this type of work, but would prefer to do less of it.
  • Somewhat de-energizing. This type of work is less enjoyable. Others can do this work equally well.
  • De-energizing. This type of work is not enjoyable and depletes me of energy. Others can do this work better.
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Naming de-energizing work takes courage! It creates space for you and your manager to have an honest conversation about opportunities to improve your role.

You also have the ability to add a comment to any responsibility by clicking the icon to its right. These comments will be visible to your manager after you share results.

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"Projects & tasks" section

The purpose of this optional section is to give you the space to list out additional projects and tasks that may not be accounted for in your job responsibilities above. Once you add in additional projects and tasks associated with your role, you will be asked to assess by energizing level, as you did above.

Share results with your reviewer

After you’ve filled out energizing levels for every job responsibility, project, and task, the Share with manager button at the bottom of your screen will turn orange and become clickable. Push that button to share your answers with your reviewer.

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Once shared, your answers will be visible to yourself and your manager.


Fill out the ‘Strengths’ tab

When you’re ready to move onto the next section of Career Hub, click into the 'Strengths' tab in the page’s top navigation bar.

Goals of this section

At the top of the page you will see icons outlining the main goals of the Strengths page: discover your strengths, discover your values, and discover your passions and interests.

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Remember to check off to-dos in the ‘Summary’ tab!

As you’re completing the ‘Strengths’ tab, remember to track your progress by checking off the to-dos that are listed on the Career Hub 'Summary' tab. The to-dos for this section are:

  • Add your strengths and descriptions
  • Add values, passions and interests
  • Rank top your top 5 strengths
  • Add hearts to values, passions and interests

Who can see my answers?

Any answers typed in the 'Strengths' tab are immediately visible to you and your manager.

"Top strengths" section

The purpose of this section is for you to identify the top five strengths you want to leverage more in your role by taking strengths assessments and searching for patterns across all your results. To help get you started, we listed two strengths-based assessments: VIA Character Strengths and Gallup's CliftonStrengths.

Add strengths from an assessment

Once you’ve completed a strengths assessment, you can enter your top five strengths for that assessment by clicking the name in the left hand bar. 

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Simply enter the name of each strength in the ‘Strengths’ field, and a description of the strength in the ‘Description’ field.

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Add additional strengths

If you 1) take a strengths assessment other than the ones we have listed, or 2) think of any additional strengths that you haven't already listed, you can include them by clicking ‘Additional’ in the left hand bar and entering the strength’s name and a brief description.

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Add your top five strengths to 'Top Strengths'

Once you’ve added strengths, it’s now time for you to decide what you think your top five strengths are and add them to the ‘Top Strengths’ section. All strengths you entered in the other strengths section will pre-populate in the ‘Top Strengths’ section under “Add a star to the top strengths you want to leverage more in your role.” To add a strength to your list of top strengths, click the star next to it.

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"Values" section

The purpose of this section is for you to reflect on and capture what your values are- in other words, what is most important to you at work. 

To fill out this section, you can either self-reflect on what your values are or check out this list to find your top values. From there, add them to your list of top values. Click the heart next to any values you want to incorporate more into your role.

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"Passions and interests" section

In this section you will reflect on and identify activities or topics that deeply interest you- either at work and in your life. Ask yourself, “What do I get completely absorbed in?” Add a heart to the passions and interests you want to incorporate into your role.

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Fill out the ‘Career Vision’ tab

Goals of this section

At the top of the page you will see icons outlining the main goals of the Career Vision page: review your strengths, values, & passions, explore your career vision, and create your aspirational role.

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Remember to check off to-dos in the ‘Summary’ tab!

As you’re working to complete the ‘Career Vision’ tab, remember to track your progress by checking off the to-dos that are listed on the Career Hub ‘Summary’ tab. The to-dos for this section are:

  • Add items for ideal day, things to do less, and things to do more
  • Reflect and explore your career goals
  • Add aspirational role and description
  • Share your work with your manager

Who can see my answers?

All sections of the 'Career Vision' tab will remain private to you until you share your answers with your manager in the last step.

"Explore your Career Vision" section

This section serves as a vision board for you to ideate your future role. Use the reflections and results gathered in the 'Role clarity' and 'Strengths' tabs as a guide to answer the question prompts: my ideal day, things I want to do more of, and things I want to do less of.

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"Strengths discovery & Energizing work results" section

The purpose of this section is to serve as a guide as you prepare to write your aspirational job title and description in the next step. This section is pre-populated with the answers you gave in the previous tabs: you'll see your top five strengths, values, and passions, along with the job responsibilities you defined as low and high energy.

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"My aspirational role" section

This section is the culmination of all the work you've done- it's time to create your aspirational role and job description! Dream big here- and remember to refer back to the information you've gathered along the way. Reflect on how your unique strengths, passions, values, and vision can culminate in the ideal job for you.

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Share results with your reviewer

After you’ve finished filling out your vision board and career vision, click the Share with manager button at the bottom of your screen to share your answers with your manager.

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Once shared, your answers will be visible to yourself and your manager.


What's next?

Once you've completed Career Hub and shared results, it's time to schedule a 1-on-1 meeting with your manager to discuss your findings. How can you use more of your strengths in your current role? What tangible steps can you take now to get you closer to your dream role? Come to the 1-on-1 with questions, ideas, and curiosity- your manager is here to help you along your journey to becoming your best-self.


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