Do you get excellent reviews, but no advancement opportunities?

Are you denied training opportunities because your boss says you’re too busy? Do leaders discourage you from applying for other positions in the company and give you reasons you don’t want that job? Does your boss frown on you communicating with people in other departments or anyone she reports to? If so, you may be a victim of talent hoarding.

With the unemployment rate hovering around 4.5%, employers are having difficulty finding qualified candidates. This can lead to talent hoarding – or keeping the superstars on their team from advancing to higher positions. The real problem comes when good people jump ship because they’re eager to grow.

If you’re set on moving up in your company, make your desire known and set a plan in place to advance with or without the boss’s blessing.