15Five’s Career Hub feature is 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.
In this article, you will learn...
- How to access Career Hub
- Role Clarity tab: overview and steps
- Strengths tab: overview and steps
- Career Vision tab: overview and steps
- Growth Plan tab: overview and steps
- Next steps and additional resources
Access and availability
⛔️ Required access to Career Hub.
👥 This article is relevant to all roles.
📦 This feature is available in the Perform and Total Platform pricing packages.
We suggest completing a Best-Self Kickoff with your manager before filling out your Career Hub.
Access Career Hub
- Click on 'Career Hub' in 15Five's main, left-hand navigation bar.
- If you're not a manager, you will be taken directly to your Career Hub. If you're a manager (i.e. you have direct reports), you'll 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.
- You're now looking at the 'My overview' tab of Career Hub. 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 as you fill out your Career Hub.
Role Clarity tab: overview and steps
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.
Your goals in this section are:
- Review your job description and responsibilities
- Add any missing responsibilities, projects, or tasks
- Assess energizing levels for each item
- Share your work with your manager to maximize energizing work
Until you share your answers with your manager in the last step of this section, your energizing levels will only be visible to you. The other sections— responsibilities, projects, and tasks— are available in real-time for both you and your manager to collaborate on. After you share your energizing levels, they will be visible to you and your manager.
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 ‘My overview’ tab.
- Click on the 'Role clarity' tab in the top navigation bar of Career Hub.
- At the top of the page you will see icons outlining the main goals of the 'Role clarity' page: Clarify your role, Define energizing levels, and Maximize energizing work. Click Flip in the bottom, right-hand corner of a goal box to read more about it.
- "Job title & description" section: This section will be pre-populated with your job title as it appears in your settings. If your manager or an account administrator has uploaded a job description for your role, that job description will also appear in this section.
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 will be pre-populated with any job responsibilities that your manager has added for your role. 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.
If there are no job responsibilities added, please check with your manager. They have the ability to upload job responsibilities for you.
- 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. 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. 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 the results.
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.
- "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 manager: 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. Click that button to share your answers with your manager.
Once shared, your answers will be visible to you and your manager.
Strengths tab: overview and steps
Do more of what you do best by discovering your top strengths, values, interests, and passions so you can leverage them in your role.
Your goals in this section are:
- Discover your top strengths through strengths assessments
- Add your strengths and descriptions
- Identify your top 5 strengths
- Discover your values, passions, and interests
- Add hearts to values, passions, and interests you want to incorporate into your role
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)
Any answers typed in the 'Strengths' tab are immediately visible to you and your manager.
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 'My overview' tab.
- Click on the 'Strengths' tab in the top navigation bar of Career Hub.
- 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. Click Flip in the bottom, right-hand corner of a goal box to read more about it.
- "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 a free strengths-based assessment: VIA Character Strengths. You can utilize that assessment, or add strengths outside of that assessment.
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.
Simply enter the name of each strength in the ‘Strengths’ field and a description of the strength in the ‘Description’ field.
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.
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.
- "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.
- "Passions and interests" section: In this section, you will reflect on and identify activities or topics that deeply interest you— either at work or 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.
- Since answers given on the "Strengths" page are visible to your manager as you type them, there's no need to share answers. Continue on to the "Career Vision" page.
Career Vision tab: overview and steps
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.
Your goals in this section are:
- Review your top strengths, values, passions, and energizing work
- Use the vision board to ideate your future role (your ideal day, things you want to do more of, things you want to do less of)
- Reflect and explore your career goals
- Add aspirational role and description
- Share and review your work with your manager
All sections of the 'Career Vision' tab will remain private to you until you share your answers with your manager. You can still edit your responses post-share, and your manager will be informed that there’s been an update.
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 ‘My overview’ tab.
- Click on the 'Career vision' tab in the top navigation bar of Career Hub.
- At the top of the page you will see icons outlining the main goals of the 'Strengths' page: Review your strengths, values, & passions, Explore your career vision, and Create your aspirational role. Click Flip in the bottom, right-hand corner of a goal box to read more about it.
- "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 answering the question prompts: my ideal day, things I want to do more of, and things I want to do less of.
- "Company ladders" section: If your company isn't utilizing Career Paths, your account admin may choose to link out to external documentation containing your company's career ladders (i.e. a list of all roles available in your organization). The "Company ladders" section of Career Hub is where you can access this external link. Simply click View your company's roles to be taken to that external document.
- "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.
- "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.
- Share results with your manager. 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.
Once shared, your answers will be visible to you and your manager.
Growth plan tab: overview and steps
In the 'Growth Plan' tab of Career Hub, employees can create career goals and break them down into trackable actions. Once you create goals, you can view them in both the Check-ins and Objectives features, keeping goals and actions top-of-mind for employees and managers. Goals can also be viewed in the "Resources for my review" section of Best-Self Review®. Functionally, "goals" in Growth Plan are the same as self-development objectives— only with less detail and effort in the setup process.
The 'Growth Plan' tab of Career Hub is visible to you and your manager. While account admins can't view your 'Growth Plan' page, they do have the ability to run a report containing all company goals and progress.
- Click on the 'Growth plan' tab in the top navigation bar of Career Hub to open the 'My growth' page.
- Choose the skill that you'd like to develop. Then, click Next.
- List small, measurable actions that will help you achieve your goal.
- Set time targets to keep yourself accountable, and decide how often you'd like to be reminded of your goal via in-app notifications (optional).
- Click Create goal.
- To edit a goal, click on that goal from the 'My growth' page. Editable options will appear, including name, due date, and actions. If you don't see the option to make a change you want to make here, find the goal on the Objectives Dashboard. You can find it easily using the "My objectives" Quick filter.
- Click on Check-ins in 15Five's main, left-hand navigation and open your current Check-in.
- Find your goal in the 'Objectives' section of your Check-in.
- Mark the goal as On track, Behind, or At risk. This action is required for you to submit your Check-in.
- Expand actions by clicking Key results (#) and aligned objectives (#) and mark actions as "Complete" as you make progress.
- Leave a comment by clicking the conversation bubble. Comments are visible to you and your manager.
- Changes will be reflected once you submit your Check-in.
- Click Objectives in 15Five's main, left-hand navigation to open the Objectives Dashboard.
- Find the goal you want to update. You can find it easily using the "My objectives" Quick filter.
- Mark the goal as On track, Behind, or At risk at the top of the page.
- Mark your actions as "Complete" as progress is made.
- Leave a comment using the 'Activity feed' section at the bottom of the page. Comments are visible to you and your manager. The Activity feed shows all comments and objective changes made from the Growth plan page, the Objectives Dashboard, and your Check-in.
Goal progress can be accessed at any time in the 'Growth plan' tab of Career Hub. Goals will appear with orange progress measurement bars next to them, whereas objectives will appear with blue progress measurement bars next to them. Progress is denoted by solid colors. You can hover over a goal or objective to see its completion percentage.
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.
Check out these additional resources ⬇️
- Help Center article 💡: Career Hub for managers
- Blog post 📝: 15Five’s Career Hub Empowers Employees to Design a Strengths-Based Development Path