The You, Me and We of Career Development

HR Bartender

During a recent flight, I was reading some old issues of Training Magazine on my way to Austin for the Great Place to Work’s Small and Medium Business Conference and it occurred to me that today’s career development efforts can be summarized into three areas of responsibility.

Workers are looking – and leaving – for career development

HR Morning

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.

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Employee Well-being Needs to Include Retirement Plans

HR Bartender

Not just from the standpoint of the many different HR functions: recruiting and onboarding , training and development, compensation, etc. but from the variety of backgrounds that transition into HR careers. And if so, what would help employees better prepare for retirement?

Motivating employees close to retirement

Everwise

Earlier this month, motivating employees close to retirement surfaced as one of the most popular topics in the Everwise user community of Learning & Development (L&D) professionals and learners. That’s not surprising–employees approaching the traditional age of retirement of 65 are one of the fastest growing segments of the workforce. They assume younger employees invest more time in developing new skills and are generally more excited about their jobs.

How to Retire by 45: Early Retirees Weigh in

Thrive Global

For many working adults today, retirement is so far away that it feels like it will never arrive. And in an era of snowballing debt and diminishing social security payments, many workers are questioning whether or not they’ll even be able to retire at all.

How to Create Learning Paths that Align with Company Goals

HR Bartender

can instead identify future talent needs and provide career development opportunities. Educate employees on how to develop relevant goals. Train employees on self-learning. That means emphasizing from hire to retire the concept of learning.

Companies Are Not Prepared for Aging Workers

HR Bartender

The challenge is reframing the retirement conversation. Years ago, retirement was like resigning. You went into the office one day and you said, “I’m retiring.” When you retired, you stopped working and started collecting your pension.

How To Build a Successful Mentoring Program

HR Bartender

The Boomer generation is planning to leave the workforce (or at least transition to part-time or semi-retirement). One of my go-to resources for design ideas is the Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) Infoline series.

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12 Tips for SHRM Annual Conference Attendees: #SHRM18

HR Bartender

I know I’ll be grabbing a venti dirty chai to make the “ Surfing the Silver Tsunami: 5 Ways to Navigate the Post-Boomer Retirement Era ” session at 7a on Monday, June 18.

Work Journals Help Employees Accomplish Their Goals

HR Bartender

Recently, I stumbled across this post on the Career Contessa blog about the benefits of work journals. A participant in one of my training sessions labeled it a “ Step Away from the Kumbaya ” activity. A career journal might help create the necessary focus.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Pinterest

HR Bartender

They have several boards such as “Making a Difference”, “Careers and Job Hunting”, and “Saving for Retirement”. Career Development Consulting HR Tech and Social Media Training and Development Recruiting and Retention social media

Turning Age into Advantage: Tips for Job Searching for Professionals 55-plus

GetFive

Join an industry organization and attend training events. If you still think your job hunt could use a little dusting off, working with a GetFive career coach can make a big difference. Blog Job Search Job Search Basics Career Development Morale Older Workers Overcoming Fear Transitio

Employee Engagement Through Training and Education Opportunities

Hospital Recruiting

Lastly, career development opportunities were among the top ten drivers for nurse engagement according to Nursing World (January 2016), which is the focus of the rest of the article. Training and Education. communication regarding the training, interaction, and feedback.

How to Negotiate Your Way to Your Dream Job?

Career Metis

Once you gain the right combination of skills and training, it’s time to approach the right employer. For example, if your dream job is in sales, don’t merely list that you’ve taken the best sales training. Landing your dream job is an exciting prospect.

What’s Keeping HR Up at Night in 2020?

HRExecutive

Slightly more than half of the respondents worry about retaining key talent, with the next most common concern being developing leaders and succession planning, followed by improving the employee experience, and driving innovation and helping teams work together.

How to set up your millennial talent for future success

Ceridian

Baby boomers are retiring at a relatively rapid rate, and as hiring heats up the focus is on millennials. In fact, the vast majority of young workers – 74 percent of millennials and Gen Zers – indicated their schooling didn’t prepare them for their careers.

5 Ways Manufacturers can Tackle Their Talent Troubles

Visibility Software HR

Hundreds of thousands of highly-skilled workers are on the verge of retiring while thousands of new jobs are being created—and the ability to attract new talent is weakening as younger workers choose fields outside the manufacturing sector. Launch a formal training program.

5 Ways You’re Losing as an Employer

Stratus

Provide interviewer training for your managers to maintain consistency and reduce risks. Train managers on proper onboarding techniques to ensure consistency and reduce risks. Career development and training. Develop employees with trainings and opportunities to position them for future growth. Even if you’ve trained and taught your employees everything they need to know to be successful, they also need to feel valued.

The Great Generational Shift: How Employers and Managers Can Prepare

Everwise

The Boomers are filling up an “age bubble” in the workforce such that there are many more people at or near the ordinary age range for retirement. The successful organization will have as many different career paths as it has people.

Key to Sustainable Success: Developing Middle Managers

Everwise

According to census data , retirement rates will increase significantly as the US workforce ages over the next 10 years, resulting in a vacuum within today’s middle management. The role they play in increasingly flat organizations should justify investments in their development.

From Hire to Retire…Technology Overview

NGA Human Resources

Two of management’s biggest challenges are effectively onboarding and offboarding—respectively, the seamless integration of new workers into the system and the removal of those retiring— while ensuring that the company consistently maintains the capacity for achieving its mission and business goals.

GE is Reinventing Talent Management

HRExecutive

issue of the Harvard Business Review has an interesting package of articles on the 16-year tenure of recently retired G.E. One of what may be among his lasting impacts on the company is the campaign to use algorithms to transform the way GE develops and retains its 300,000 employees.

Get Ready For the Brain Drain [infographic] – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

And, the Baby Boomer workforce continues to shrink as they move into retirement. If you’re looking for a way to start a discussion about knowledge management in your organization, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) offers the book, “ Knowledge Management Basics ”.

How Ongoing Employee Training Benefits Corporations and Staff Alike

Workforce Opportunity Services

One way to get there is by offering ongoing learning and development programs. Often, we only think of training in the context of onboarding new employees. However ongoing employee training for all staff comes with a myriad benefits for employer and employee. Only 43 percent of the country’s workers are trained to meet these demands. Workforce development supported by the federal government and corporations as the best course of action for playing catch-up.

Training and Balance are Key at the Best Workplaces in Retail

Great Place to Work

Even as it contends with the same thin margins as competing grocers, Publix offers generous retirement programs to full-time and part-time employees alike. Co-workers also take to heart the ways the leading employers invest in their careers. In the highly competitive world of auto sales, CarMax also makes a commitment to training staff from day one. Whatever form it takes, training has been shown in our research to inspire dedication in the workforce.

How to Find, Hire and Lead Great Talent

Working Girl

If you can’t get the exact skills you are looking for in your price range, look for transferable skills or consider bringing in a contractor to meet your short-term needs while searching or training someone (see my blog post on HR and the Gig Economy ). I don’t believe in the war for talent.

The Rise of the Contingent Workforce

RiseSmart

Continuing education, training and cross-department or –discipline opportunities may appeal to talent who are looking to diversify their portfolio. Offering insurance, retirement benefits or sick time can set you apart from your competitors.

How to Invest in ALL Employees, Not Just #Millennials

UpstartHR

Baby boomers are delaying retirement, which may put pressure on subsequent generations for senior level positions and key leadership roles. In reality, members of this group have an immense amount of knowledge and skills and are looking for a way to share them before they ultimately retire.

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ICYMI: What We Learned at SHRM 2019

Cornerstone On Demand

For example, hiring older workers who are typically considered “overqualified" or “too close to retirement" can create a multi-generational workforce that offers different types of viewpoints, mentorship opportunities and a healthy exchange of ideas that you won't see in an office of all millennials.

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The Key to Happy Employees Is a "Holistic" Corporate Culture, MetLife Finds

Cornerstone On Demand

To get to know your workers as individuals, develop employee surveys that explore attitudes, motivators, values and goals. Training employees as new technology becomes available will also help with employee retention rates.

It’s Time to Get on the Millennial Bandwagon

Reflektive

And with Baby Boomers nearing retirement—ranging in age from 53 to 70 years old—the Millennial portion of the workforce will only continue to grow. Some key qualities that Millennial employees desire include mentorship and career development initiatives, a culture of transparency, honest communication with management, the ability to work remotely, collaborative work areas within the office, and company-sponsored wellness practices (yoga, meditation, gym memberships).

Human Resource Management Market Business Strategy 2019-2020

Get Hppy

In the old days, Human Resources was the office in a company where new employees were recruited, hired, trained, given a health insurance and retirement plan, and possibly disciplined or even fired for not measuring up to expectations.

Human Resource Management Market Business Strategy 2019-2020

Get Hppy

In the old days, Human Resources was the office in a company where new employees were recruited, hired, trained, given a health insurance and retirement plan, and possibly disciplined or even fired for not measuring up to expectations.

6 Best Steps to Prepare Employee Development Plan

CuteHR

When a competent staff, equipped with apt knowledge, training and qualifications is hired, they contribute to an organization’s assets. It is detrimental to train these human assets. For the same, an employee development plan can be utilized. Employee Development Explained.

HR, It's Time to Improve Your Employee Retention Strategy

Cornerstone On Demand

The demographic pressures and the tsunami of retirements are high level barometers of more to come. Although constantly recruiting and training new employees is expensive, it is the ancillary effects on productivity, customer satisfaction, manger effectiveness and engagement metrics that truly impact the overall business operations. Among employees surveyed in Cornerstone's Career Trends Report, 74 percent actively monitor the trajectory of their career by setting goals.

The 2020 Workforce: Misconceptions Between Management and Employees

China Gorman

As of now, only 50% of HR departments state that they use quantifiable metrics and benchmarking in workforce development and only 47% say they know how to extract meaningful insights from the data available to them.

Top 10 Technology Skills Every HR Professional Needs Today: A Guest Post

OmegaHR Solutions

Samuel, the founder – editor of skillsbuildtraining.com, that offers online video-based training in the areas of IT, Communication, and Business Skills. Those who hope to fit into the HR sector now require specific career development skills to thrive in the field.