Why promotion interviews are not working in the technology companies

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A big number of technology companies nowadays have integrated the promotion interview process into their career path strategy. The main idea sounds not too bad on paper: before receiving a new position and new responsibilities a person must prove that he or she earned enough experience to be able to handle these new responsibilities. In reality, a lot of my friends, colleagues (and, at some point in time, me) leave the company because they find the this process too resource-consuming, time-consuming, unfair, unprofessional, redundant, or even stupid. I want to share my vision of the problem and provide some ideas on how to improve this process. And maybe you’ll find these ideas worth applying to your company.

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