"What separates a dead-end job from one that leads to a fruitful career?" Ethan Rouen, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and the faculty co-chair of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project, and Marcela Escobari, a senior fellow at Brookings, write that they have for the last two years collaborated with big U.S. companies spanning numerous industries to come up with metrics to answer that question.
Employers should focus on three main areas: job quality, job mobility and job equity. “These metrics document not just how people move through and grow within organization, but also who’s growing and who’s being left behind,” Rouen and Escobari write. “Importantly, the metrics can help managers create a roadmap for developing their workforce and creating meaningful jobs.”