Career Development

Give your people a roadmap for professional growth

Promote role clarity and boost motivation by giving your team a clear path forward using competency-based career progression frameworks. Save months of extra work thanks to AI.


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Career Pathing Frameworks

Plan out career progression for your team

Build out career pathing frameworks across your organization. Differentiate between individual contributors and leaders and advance your development conversations.

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Barbara Imm

Head of HR

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Build detailed frameworks in minutes with AI

Define levels, competencies, and roles. Use AI to draft complete frameworks based on your criteria in minutes instead of months.


Competency library

Centralize and manage competencies for all

Bring competencies and levels into one place, apply them to feedback reviews, and find the right courses for growth. 


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Connect every stage of talent management

Do away with scattered spreadsheets and loosely connected tools. Unlock unrivaled insights with people development, data, and compensation in one, integrated solution.

  • Link individual goals and competencies to performance reviews
  • Identify skills gaps and provide targeted training in the same place
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Why companies around the world use Deel for career development


“I am so happy I chose Deel over all the other products we considered. It is amazing to work with you. Many employees stated it was the best onboarding experience they ever had and most of them worked in many different companies”

Remy Sharp

Danielle Rouse

People Operations Partner


“I really like how straightforward, simple, and user-friendly the tool is. Even if you use it for the first time, you won’t get confused.”

Remy Sharp

Nevena Buzek

People Experience Manager


“Feedback, for us, is key. It's what makes us able to really grow as a company in such a critical stage. Thanks to Deel Engage, we have made it a central part of every employee's experience. And I'm saving around 8 hours every week.”

Remy Sharp

Valeria Rosati

HR Operations Lead


Career development software is a digital tool that helps employees plan and advance their careers within an organization. It provides resources and features such as:

  • Skills assessments
  • Development plans
  • Goal setting
  • Progress tracking

This software aims to support employees in identifying career goals, acquiring new skills, and navigating their career paths, ultimately leading to increased job satisfaction and retention.

Career management software is a comprehensive system that assists both employees and employers in managing career growth and progression.

It includes all features of career development software, such as:

  • Skills assessments
  • Development plans
  • Goal setting
  • Progress tracking

And it also incorporates broader career management functions like:

  • Succession planning
  • Talent management
  • Performance tracking

The goal is to align individual career aspirations with organizational needs, fostering a mutually beneficial relationship.

Thus, career management software is broader than career development, encompassing individual career growth and organizational talent management.

Career pathing software is a tool that helps employees and organizations visualize and plan career progression within the company. It provides features for mapping potential career paths based on skills, experience, and job roles.

Employees can use the software to explore different career opportunities, understand the requirements for each role, and create development plans to reach their desired positions.

For organizations, career pathing software aids in succession planning and talent management by identifying skill gaps and preparing employees for future roles.

A career management program is a structured initiative within an organization supporting employees in managing their career paths. It typically includes activities such as:

  • Career planning workshops
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Skills assessments
  • Development plans
  • Succession planning

The program aims to help employees understand their career options, set realistic goals, and take actionable steps toward achieving them while ensuring that the organization can effectively develop and retain talent to meet its strategic objectives.

Career development focuses on an individual’s personal growth and skill acquisition, helping them advance in their chosen career path through training, education, and experience. On the other hand, career management is a broader process that involves planning and controlling one’s career trajectory within an organizational context. It encompasses career development activities and includes strategic planning, goal setting, and aligning personal aspirations with organizational goals.

Essentially, career development is a component of career management.

Deel Engage allows you to customize career paths to align with your organization’s specific structure and roles. For example, you can create departmental-focused career frameworks and individual contributor and leadership career paths.

Additionally, you can customize the number and types of competencies for your competency models. For example, your leadership paths can have additional competencies compared to the individual contributor paths. For highly technical positions, you can also include more technical competencies and fewer core competencies. You have complete freedom to tailor career frameworks according to your organizational structure, needs, and strategic goals.

With Deel Engage, companies create clear career pathways for every organizational role and level. These paths are highly flexible, but usually include:

  • Competencies needed for every role—core, functional, technical, or leadership competencies
  • Competencies required to take the next step
  • Detailed descriptions to understand expectations at each level
  • Concrete desired outcomes as measurable results

This way, the organization can approach career progression from a competency perspective, resulting in more horizontal and vertical mobility. With connected 360° feedback and skills assessments, workers see where they stand. They also see what is expected to progress in their current role or other roles within the company. Lastly, they also get access to learning resources that help them reach the next level of their careers.

Employees can use Deel Engage to explore various career paths and view the required competencies and steps for advancement. This feature allows them to understand what skills and experiences they need to acquire to advance their careers and plan their development accordingly.

Our user-friendly platform has intuitive navigation and a centralized hub for all career development tools and information.

Yes, with Deel Engage, admins, managers, and workers track and analyze career progression, skills development, and goal achievement. Detailed analytics and reporting features will help everybody in the organization understand progress, identify areas for improvement, and make informed decisions about career development.

The implementation process for your career development process can take up to 14 weeks, depending on various aspects, such as the existing competency database, the number of employees onboarded, and the complexity of career pathing and leveling.

The steps are:

  1. Meet stakeholders to assess the status quo, review requirements, and align on the desired “go live” date
  2. Review existing material (e.g., competency data, organizational levels, etc.)
  3. Define the career framework structure—focus on the goals and structure of the framework (e.g., number of levels, number of career paths, choice of competencies: core, functional, technical, and leadership, etc.)
  4. Define competencies and leveling framework (number of seniority levels, types of paths—individual contributor and leadership)
  5. Create the career framework—first phase: create a competency library draft and templates for managers; second phase: training managers on how to select and define competencies for their teams
  6. Assess employee role levels
  7. Train managers and employees on how to use the career development system
  8. Onboard employees to the platform
  9. Launch the career development software company-wide and assign workers to career paths and levels
  10. Conduct additional manager training to help employees develop and align their career development and strategic organizational goals

Note that this process applies to organizations with limited content on competencies, leveling, and career pathing. For organizations that have already concluded the preparation work, importing everything on Deel Engage will take a maximum of two weeks.

All customers can access guides, tutorials, manager training, and 24/7 customer support, so you never have to wait long for a response.

We also have a team of specialists trained in learning science who can give you hands-on support on getting started and training people when implementing the platform.

Yes, you can seamlessly integrate Deel Engage with your HRIS system to ensure real-time syncing of employee data. However, if you’d like all your talent management processes in one place, you can switch to Deel’s HRIS for free.

This way, you can enjoy our all-in-one talent development solution, which links processes such as career frameworks, 360° feedback and performance reviews, growth plans, compensation reviews, and engagement surveys.

No, there are no additional fees for accessing support.

Deel takes data security seriously and uses best-in-class security protocols, such as SSL encryption, two-factor authentication, ISO 27001 certification, and SOC 2 and GDPR compliance. We also have a dedicated security team that monitors our systems 24/7.

Yes, Deel Engage supports single sign-on.

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