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Method and System for Dynamically Displaying Virtual Career Path

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198685D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-12
Document File: 4 page(s) / 60K

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Abstract

A method and system for dynamically displaying virtual career path is disclosed.

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Method and System for Dynamically Displaying Virtual Career Path

Disclosed is a method and system for dynamically displaying virtual career path. The system includes a Virtual Career Tool (VCT). The VCT may be implemented on an organization's intranet or on an employee's personal space on the organization's intranet from where the employee may control access to the VCT.

The VCT has an interface for input of data by an employee or an employer and another interface for displaying outputs to the employee or the employer. The interfaces for input from and output to the employee or the employer may be same or different. For example, the interface for input of data by the employee may be a web form to be filled by the employee. Using the input data, the VCT dynamically outlines a career plan, recommend career improvements or career goals for the employee or the employer. The output results may be displayed as color charts, graphs and various career data diagrams. The VCT may also supply specific career changing goals to connect the employee with future managers and teams within the organization.

In addition to the VCT, the system includes three databases. An Employee Input Database, an Employer Input Database and an Employee Output Database. The Employee Input Database stores the information input by the employee using the input interface, such as, a web form. The Employer Input Database stores information associated with the employers that is available in various databases. Whereas, the Employee Output Database stores the data that has references to data stored by the employer in the Employer Input Database that matches the employee input and is to be output to the employee. These three databases are accessed by the VCT via metadata using an algorithm.

The system may utilize two algorithms to access the databases and to output the results to the employee. For an employee who is using the VCT for the first time, the algorithm triggers a search when the employee inputs data in database. The VCT then performs the search by querying all databases with elements matching with the input data. The VCT then generates output based on the retrieved results and displays the output to the employee.

For the employees who have already entered the input data, the system uses another algorithm, called an update algorithm. The update algorithm is run by the system each time a change in the employee input data is made or at a regular interval, for example, every two months. Similarly, the system may run the update algorithm when the employer updates the employer input data. The VCT then performs the search by querying all databases with elements matching with the input data and the updated new input data. The VCT then generates output based on the retrieved results and displays the output to the employee. The update algorithm may further store links/references to the output databases and automatically send notification to the employee when the output dat...