Developing and implementing a career ladder program

Radiol Manage. 2007 Jul-Aug;29(4):42-9; quiz 50-2.


A career ladder program is a formal management tool used not only by managers looking to recognize and retain employees, but also by employees seeking growth opportunities. A career ladder program involves careful development, frequent and effective communication during implementation, and activities focused on measuring program effectiveness. Career ladders are a way to increase productivity and staff versatility; improve morale, clinical quality, and staff satisfaction; reduce turnover; promote professional growth and job enrichment; and improve patient care.

MeSH terms

  • Career Mobility*
  • Education, Continuing
  • Humans
  • Personnel Management
  • Personnel, Hospital*
  • Radiology Department, Hospital / organization & administration*