Training- Gabriel Lo

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 24 April, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 24 April, 2010, 12:00am

Gabriel Lo
Executive, human resources,
IBM China/Hong Kong

Staff development

To support our transformation and growth strategies, we have reinvented our company values, defined employees' core competencies and rolled out value-based development programmes to enable an adaptable workforce for clients and the company's success.

All these programmes fall within the IBM CareerSmart Framework, under which our 400,000 employees across 170 countries plan and set career goals for their professional development, gain skills and experience, and keep track of progress towards achieving their goals.


IBM CareerSmart Framework drives constant improvement and assessment by integrating development goals and plans into IBM's performance evaluation system. It provides a structured career development for employees with a complete suite of programmes and tools through our intranet.

The programmes include Sales Eminence, which helps to develop a professional and versatile sales force, and allows sellers to chart successful careers built on T-shaped experiences and expertise that are broad and deep. Learning@IBM Explorer is a portal with a comprehensive range of learning programmes. And Professional Marketplace is to find projects that broaden one's skills and experience.

The framework allows employees to take ownership of their own development - from setting short- and long-term career goals and aspirations to deciding development path and pace.


IBM CareerSmart Framework is able to provide not only clear guidance but also the motivation to take ownership in growing one's career.