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CPD: Professional Career Development

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Have you heard of Continuing Personal Development (CPD) programs? Although supportive management and knowledgeable mentors are both great places to go for solid advice and careers guidance, there are formal bodies out there providing more structured skills development routes.

Never Neglect Career Development for Recruiters

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It’s ironic yet true: Recruiters will often pitch their organizations to candidates as places where career development is a priority—meanwhile, their own career needs are often going unaddressed. They need to be brave and say, “I need training.

Measure Training Effectiveness by Results, Not Hours

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Years ago, I attended a training session where the instructor said that he knew participants we’re “getting it” because they started asking questions. Whether the questions happen during the actual training or after the session, questions can be an informal gauge of training interest.

5 Ways Starting a Podcast Helps Your Career Development

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There are many things you can do in a day that will allow you to take on this production-oriented mindset, but making your own podcast is truly an amazing opportunity for both personal and career development. 1) Develop Managerial Skills.

Becoming a Manager: An Interview on Career Development with Erin Lynn

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Erin Lynn has worked in the regulatory compliance department of Allstate Dealer Services for most of her professional career. Never one to stop or pause her career development, Lynn is currently focused on further developing her skills in three key ways.

New course dovetails with diversity trends

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When it comes to leadership development, women in the workplace typically have not had the best support system. Plus, the course can benefit women with a range of professional experience, from first stages of their careers to senior leadership to re-entering the workforce.

Workers are looking – and leaving – for career development

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Prospective employees see career development as among the most important reasons to sign with —and stay with — with your organization. And, while you may think you are offering top-notch learning and development programs, they don’t think you are doing such a great job. Surveys show that workers and employers don’t agree on how well organizations are meeting employees’ development expectations. Employee development. Leadership development.

20+ Essential Executive Assistant Training Courses

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20+ Essential Executive Assistant Training Courses. Executive assistant training helps ambitious assistants keep up with their ever-changing roles—demanding roles that require constant learning, growing, and evolving. General Executive Assistant Training Courses .

The 7 Skills You Need to Conduct an Effective Job Search

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At last year’s KronosWorks Conference, New York Times best-selling author and fellow Workforce Institute board member Dan Schawbel , talked about the latest workplace trends forecast based on his research. People today have lots of options when it comes to their careers.

In the World of Career Development, One-Size-Fits-All Is Dead

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Career development remains front and center for job seekers and employers alike — candidates want it and companies want to offer it. However, not all career development strategies are created equal. How are you focusing on individualized career development?

Becoming a Manager: An Interview on Career Development with Erin Lynn

Everwise

Erin Lynn has worked in the regulatory compliance department of Allstate Dealer Services for most of her professional career. Never one to stop or pause her career development, Lynn is currently focused on further developing her skills in three key ways. First, she’s going through an MBA program at Florida State University in order to continue progressing her career at Allstate. You’ve risen through the ranks at Allstate Dealer Services.

New online leadership course for women dovetails with diversity trends

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When it comes to leadership development, women in the workplace typically have not had the best support system. Plus, the course can benefit women with a range of professional experience, from first stages of their careers to senior leadership to re-entering the workforce.

How Systematizing Career Development is Giving PSAV a Competitive Edge

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Our employees value career development opportunities, but too often our informal, unstructured process meant a brief conversation during a performance review, or if there is an excellent manager, a team conversation about career paths. My CHRO challenged me to change this aspect of our corporate culture and build a comprehensive and disciplined career development process that engages team members and leads to a reduction in turnover, improved culture and engagement.

How to Create Learning Paths that Align with Company Goals

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The idea being that each topic builds upon the previous and makes the employee better at project management. can instead identify future talent needs and provide career development opportunities. It all flows downhill…in a good way, of course.

What Happens At the Meeting After the Meeting

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If the influencers happen to be at the same place together, the original meeting might just turn into a conversation. It happens everywhere – on golf courses, social networking platforms, at coffee shops and during happy hour. #5

How to Decide Which HR Certification Exam to Take – Ask #HR Bartender

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Today’s reader note touches on the two most difficult decisions that human resources professionals consider in their development. I reached out to Michelle Sparacino, vice president of certification services and operations at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM ).

Bookmark This! Change Management Edition

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Typically, change involves developing new habits and routines. At this year’s TAtech Congress, I heard Britt Andreatta speak about brain science. Image captured by Sharlyn Lauby after speaking at the 2016 MBTI Users Conference in San Francisco, CA.

The Top 7 Things on HR’s To-do List for 2017

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Capella University. View full learning and career outcomes reports for these programs at CapellaResults.com. Regardless, HR pros should consider adopting a “career fitness” mentality in 2017.

Human Resources Shouldn’t Be a “Go-To” Function

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Of course, change involves people. Side Note: The article quotes Marcus Buckingham, who is one of the keynote speakers at this year’s SHRM Annual Conference.). At the SHRM Education workshop, we spent two-days talking about the foundation of business acumen.

The Best Way to Study for an HR Certification Exam – Ask #HR Bartender

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What about the weekly courses/classes? Look for affiliated courses and classes. I’ve found there’s a difference between an HR course and an HR certification prep course. Review the course syllabus to ensure you’re signing up for the right program.

10 Tips for Effective Goal Setting

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad, a global leader in cloud-based talent management solutions. Then of course, they became individual goals. We don’t have to work on all of our goals at the same time.

Beyond the Ropes – Friday Distraction

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Have you ever participated in a “ropes” course before? The low elements are at ground level and the high elements are a few feet off the ground. The purpose of the ropes course isn’t to find out how athletic (or in my case, not athletic) a person was.

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SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential: All the Details

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However, if you are, the above activities are eligible for Professional Development Credits (PDCs). I’m thrilled that he graciously agreed to share some insights behind the development of the credential. Tony, let’s start at the beginning.

Your Competency Model – Ask #HR Bartender

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Our company does not have a competency model in place, but we want to offer some skills training for our sales managers. But now there’s some confusion about whether we should conduct the skills training given the absence of a competency model. Especially when it comes to training.

Future Leaders Need Organizational Mindfulness

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It only seems logical that if there are gaps at other levels of the organization…there will be a gap at the leadership level. He is both an experienced organizational development and effectiveness consultant as well as a practitioner of mindfulness.

Employability Skills Provide Your Career Future – Friday Distraction

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals for the restaurant industry.

Career Fitness: Necessary for Long-Term #HR Success

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Capella University. And employees who do practice well-being will perform at a high level. Career fitness defined. Well-being has several components: physical, relationships, financial, community, and career.

Self-Management Success: Do Work You Enjoy (Part 2)

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Of course, the first quality to successful self-management is knowing yourself. We can spend years trying to figure out the right career. As you make career decisions , it only makes sense to move toward being your most productive. Our careers aren’t single decisions.

Developing An Intentional Learning Culture

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One of the words I’m starting to hear at conferences and in business conversations is “intentional.” It means, of course, to do something on purpose or to be deliberate. I found a great example of “intentional” decision making at Southwest Airlines.

Want More Employee Productivity? Figure Out Their “Flow”

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I was excited to see that flow is one of the topics being covered at this year’s WorkHuman conference powered by Globoforce. So I reached out to Catherine Flavin , managing partner at Thrive Leadership to see if she would give us a sneak peek into her session. At 1 a.m.,

Moving Past Exam Failure – Ask #HR Bartender

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I’ve never been good with tests, so I took a preparation course. Of course, if I decide to it’s on me, but now I’m scared that I will not pass. Image captured by Sharlyn Lauby after speaking at the Flora Icelandic HR Management Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Developing a Well-Trained Workforce: Insights From Legendary CLO Steve Kerr

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As a legend in the world of Learning and Development, Steve Kerr has a storied career championing leadership development at companies like Goldman Sachs and GE. Some company leaders will be resistant to investing in training and leadership development.

Corporate Culture and Company Profits Are Not Mutually Exclusive

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Organizations will have to engage their workforce at a high level and compete for talent. Some companies might feel that building an outstanding culture comes at the price of the bottom-line. The point being: The Cheesecake Factory has invested heavily in developing their culture.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter

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According to Grovo Learning, companies recognize the value of training employees on social media and are increasing employee training on social media. I find it fascinating to look at the hashtag for my MBTI type. At least then you know what the application does (and doesn’t do).

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Managers Should Spend the Majority of Their Time Doing This

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I’ve said on multiple occasions that a manager’s job is to hire and train their replacement. Not only does that allow managers time to step away from their devices and take a vacation, but it allows them time to develop themselves.

6 Ways to Use Technology to Advance Your Career – Ask #HR Bartender

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What can I learn and do for my career? Online certification study prep courses are available. The Association for Talent Development (ATD) offers a certification for training professionals. SHRM #NextChat is a very popular one, held on Wednesdays at 3p Eastern.

10 persuasion techniques to help you get ahead at work

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For example, if a crowd of people are looking up at something then we’ll automatically do the same, and continue to look even if there’s nothing there, because we believe there must be something if others are looking. Advice Career development Leadership and management Skills

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