Retain and develop your team with simple, best practice career frameworks

Progression helps managers build career frameworks and team members to understand their career pathways.

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Vonny Laing-LeClerk, Design Director, xDesign

Since implementing Progression, I’ve retained every single person that we’ve hired, and our pulse survey results are now the highest in the company

Vonny Laing-LeClerk, Design Director, xDesign

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Show your team exactly where they need to improve to have a better chance of being promoted

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Russell Bishop, Design Director, Lighthouse

If we hadn’t found Progression, our progression framework would have taken at least double the time to build, and I wouldn’t have had the features I need to get our line managers really using it

Russell Bishop, Design Director, Lighthouse

Put down the spreadsheet.
There's a better way.

You have a problem. Your people don't know how to grow at work.

It seemed fine when you were small. But now you're growing and hiring, and people want to know what's next for them.

If you're not providing clarity around your teams' personal development, they'll look for it elsewhere.

That half-finished, unshipped spreadsheet isn't going to cut it. We know, because we've seen it happen.

How does it work?

  1. Get started quickly using industry standard skills and templates

  2. Adjust the skills, roles and behaviours so they fit your team perfectly

  3. Keep your team motivated by showing them how they’re progressing

Won't this take a while?

Building a good progression framework from scratch can take a lot of time.

But the vast majority of that time is spent redefining content that others have done before. That's why we provide sensible well-tested templates and 301+ deeply written skills for you to use to get to your first version in minutes, not months.

You can then spend time using your career paths, not building them.

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Amy Zhou, Head of People, Converge

We had someone who had given us verbal notice because she didn't know what development and progression looked like at Converge. We were able to use Progression to put something tangible in front of her in a few days. She’s still with us now.

Amy Zhou, Head of People, Converge

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Stories from our customers

Whether you're a head of department or in a people team, we've got you covered.

My team is unique. How will Progression work for us?

  • Build your team structure to match exactly how it works in the real world.
  • Easily import skills from your spreadsheets into Progression and bulk update at scale.
  • Take 301+ deeply written, well-researched skills from the best teams in the world, then edit and adapt as you wish.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Progression is run by the team behind the leading repository for open-source progression frameworks in the world.

We've written and researched over 290 skills and dozens of frameworks ourselves, and have hundreds of happy customers, from boutique design agencies to unicorn startups and Fortune 500 companies.

If you'd like to know more, please have a look at some of our Customer Stories.

It's completely free for every person in your company to have a Progression account. You can craft your framework and have an unlimited number of skills and positions for no cost whatsoever.

If you want to get serious about helping your people progress, you can add skill based check-ins to show growth, keep your team motivated by celebrating wins and get a handy Slack integration from $5 per user per month.

You can read more about our pricing here.

Have you ever worked in a team where it wasn't clear what was expected of you, or who was responsible for what?

If you're a line manager, your team will really value the fact that Progression makes it easy to see exactly what they need to build on to get to the next level. That helps both of you stay aligned, have better 121s, and make annual reviews less painful.

People teams and senior management love the fact that Progression gives alignment across the whole organisation. It makes it easier to embed cultural values as part of career conversations. And most importantly, it helps remove some of the subjectivity of annual reviews, so you can confidently say exactly why your colleague deserves a promotion or pay rise.

If you want to learn more about how Progression can help you measure career growth, have a look here.

Building a Progression framework from scratch can be difficult. You need to think through different job descriptions, what skills are essentially to these roles, and how should those skills vary depending on the level of the team member.

Progression's skills and framework library means you can get an initial version ready in 30 mins. To refine that and get it to fit an individual team's unique makeup will typically take a few additional hours of thinking and collaboration.

Our customers say that using Progression typically means it takes around half the time to get the framework up and running that with spreadsheets or other HR tools, with some saying using Progression saved them weeks of research and writing.

If you're looking for tips on how to get started, please have a look here.

While promotions are a massive part of career progression, they're still only part of the picture. By helping people benchmark exactly where they are today and where they need to be to reach the next level, you can more confidently have conversations around promotions.

Capturing check-ins and wins in Progression also makes it much easier to prepare for annual reviews objectively, regardless of how hard the conversation has to be.

If you'd like to learn more about the difference between performance management and career development, have a look at our blog here.

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