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.

Retaining Your Team with Career Development

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A recent study by Steelcase has shown that only 14% of US employees are “highly engaged” and “highly satisfied”. One way to combat this issue is through career development initiatives. The HR Blog has identified a variety of components that can help make a difference when it comes to having these career conversations: Employee Assessments. These tools can be used to benchmark employee performance and development in order to identify areas of strength and weakness.

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

HR Bartender

Today’s reader question has to do with a different part of the process – studying for the exam. I’ve been in the HR profession for about 4 years now and studied human resource management in college. Do you recommend buying study guides?

To drive engagement, focus on career development

Ceridian

Numerous studies have shown that companies with higher levels of engagement benefit from higher retention rates and productivity. Some of the top drivers of engagement include work-life balance, strong communication from management, performance feedback, and career development and training. In fact, a 2014 Towers Watson Global Workforce study found that the two biggest factors that influence engagement are base pay and career advancement.

Teaching Your Staff the Best Marketing Methods for their Career Development

Get Hppy

In the modern day and age, the use of technology within the business sector is essential for progression; therefore, your staff members should be taught the best forms of online marketing to enhance their future career.

Managers Guide to Creating an Employee Career Development Plan – Tips

EmployeeConnect

Studies suggest that there are 18 elements that should be ideally present in the workplace for employees to be fully engaged and productive. When employees were asked to rate their level of satisfaction pertaining to these 18 factors in the workplace, the following factors emerged as the lowest rated – professional growth and development, training, and career development. The career development plan essentially belongs to your employee.

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

Get Hppy

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?

The 7 Skills You Need to Conduct an Effective Job Search

HR Bartender

People today have lots of options when it comes to their careers. Careers are about goals. Individuals might also have career goals surrounding compensation, benefits, and perks. Having a network is critical for career development.

How to Find Mentors Who Will Support Your Goals

HR Bartender

Over the past couple of weeks, our Friday posts have been focused on career development. Whether that’s making dinner while we’re studying for a certification exam or cutting us some slack when we’re tired after a long week of school and work.

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.

3 Reasons to Earn the SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential

HR Bartender

So, why study for it? Pursuing a credential can make you stand out when it comes to new career opportunities both inside and outside your organization. Career Development Recruiting and Retention Training and Development human resources SHRM

SHRM Certification: You Can Get More Than 60

HR Bartender

If you’re not aware, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential holders must earn sixty (60) professional development credits (aka PDCs) within a three-year period. Retaking the exam allows a person to participate in the rigor associated with studying and preparation – which I admit is challenging.

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

HR Bartender

Today’s reader note touches on the two most difficult decisions that human resources professionals consider in their development. She is responsible for developing the strategy for the SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP credentialing programs. I’ve held multiple certifications throughout my career.

Case Study: Using Hackathons to Attract, Develop, and Engage Talent

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For example, one of the marketing team members works with the hackathon committee to develop collateral and signage promoting the hackathons. The committee starts with a training workshop for people unfamiliar with the themed topic.

Collaborative Learning On the Rise [infographic]

HR Bartender

This means that there needs to be shifts in training, development and learning. Obviously, that says good things about on-the-job training efforts. According to a 2014 IBM study, 80% of employees will leave an organization if they don’t receive the right training to do the job.

Improve Performance by Expanding Solutions

HR Bartender

One of the great things about books is they’re often the source of case studies. Right there, you get proven solutions about how an organization was faced with a problem, developed a program, and measured results. From the very large Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference to the HR Technology Conference and Expo and the WorkHuman Conference Pioneered by Globoforce.

Learn How to Teach – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

We have family members who challenge us to study hard and teach us the value of that effort. And regardless of where you went to school and how much school you’ve completed, teachers can help us develop a natural curiosity and desire to learn.

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Developing HR Competencies – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Many very successful HR pros start their careers in other areas like finance, operations, and sales. This book outlines the SHRM competency model for human resources professionals, including the validation study. It also shares how to develop a professional development plan.

Moving Past Exam Failure – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

While I can’t tell someone how to pass their professional certification exam, there are a few things I’ve learned over the years – when I was studying for my professional certifications. One of the things I’ve heard over the years is “I started studying then the kids were out of school.”

INTERVIEW: Dr. Ken Blanchard on Leadership and Management

HR Bartender

What started your interest in leadership studies? Later I got a chance to be a leader in high school and college, where I began developing my leadership point of view. Business and Customers Career Development Leadership and Management Training and Development business

5 Business Lessons Learned From Adult Coloring Books

HR Bartender

I’ve noticed a few themes emerging in the professional development space that center around the need for individuals to find ways to decompress, de-stress, and detox from their digital lives. There are studies that say staring at a computer screen all day isn’t good for our eyes.

Developing An Intentional Learning Culture

HR Bartender

In his role at Southwest, he is focused on the professional development of the University’s 300+ staff. Robbins] Southwest Airlines University is the single-source for training and development for our 54,000 Southwest Airlines (SWA) employees!

#BersinIMPACT: Mentoring for Career Development ~ HR to HR 2.0.

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Ingham is still early in his career. developing social capital). BersinIMPACT: Mentoring for Career Development. These connections and stories provide a great basis for talent mobility and career development. BersinIMPACT: Mentoring for Career Development.

Help Employees Do Their Best Every Day

HR Bartender

It’s the third book in a thought leadership trilogy aimed at developing and retaining a competitive and engaged workforce published by The Workforce Institute at Kronos. However, employee engagement is at a record low according to a study from Quantum Research.

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

HR Bartender

I want to learn new things in human resources but my only option is online study because I can’t relocate. What can I learn and do for my career? Online certification study prep courses are available. Career Development Technology and Social Media human resources

Does It Matter If Stress and Pressure Are Different

HR Bartender

Examples of pressure moments might be when you’re presenting a big proposal to a group of investors or studying for a credential that will help you get a promotion. The outcome matters to your career and your future. I like to read on planes.

Boosting Employee Engagement Through Career Conversations

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It’s time to look at the career conversations you’re having with your employees. Traditionally, career discussions have been tagged onto the annual performance review process, meaning they occur far too infrequently and with an already painful process.

New Case Studies Highlight Importance of Succession Planning

HR Daily Advisor

The report features case studies with two local governments—the city of Sunnyvale, California and Hennepin County, Minnesota, and one state government, Tennessee—whose leaders are committed to creating opportunities for employees to grow and thrive.

SMART-ly Tracking Your Progress

HR Bartender

Sad to say, we developed a lot of SMART plans. It wasn’t until I started studying for my human resources certification that I learned SMART plans have been around for many years and weren’t some dreamt up form of torture from senior leadership.

New study reveals nearly 1 in 3 North Americans believe their culture needs improvement #PulseOfTalent

Ceridian

They want training, recognition and development programs to develop their skills in and out of the office. Most people want their employers to offer development and training programs to help them learn both as employees and individuals.

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Mastering the Art of Strategic Thinking

Everwise

A 2013 Management Research Group (MRG) study found that strategic thinking was the most important leadership quality to perceptions of “success” and “effectiveness” in the workplace — twice as important as communication. Develop strategic thinking skills.

From Rock Star to Pilot: How to Make Your Dream Career a Reality

Career Metis

As you grew older, you may have dismissed these career choices as unachievable and maybe decided to settle on a more mainstream job. There are many reasons why people don’t pursue the career of their dreams. Different careers require different entry routes.

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Just How Bad Are We at Engagement?

HRExecutive

One study released at the conference but not mentioned yet came from Saba , showing just how bad companies still are at simply carrying out the basics — not only in terms of engagement, but overall management tactics too.

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8 Best Apps for Professional Development

Career Metis

How in this world can we attain this kind of development that we aspire with limited hours? A lot of people say that time management is the key to professional development. It is a development that you achieve which will help you gather better opportunities for the future.

These are the skills recruiters of tomorrow will need

HRExecutive

These insights come from a soon-to-be-released study on how artificial intelligence and talent-acquisition tools are changing the recruiting process—and what skills recruiters will need to fulfill their future mission. Hold onto your recruiting hats, folks.

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10 persuasion techniques to help you get ahead at work

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A 2013 review of 43 research studies, which involved 22,000 participants, found the ‘but you are free’ (BYAF) technique to double the chances that someone would say ‘yes’ to a request. Advice Career development Leadership and management Skills

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Leveraging Employee Development to Foster Employee Retention

Everwise

Employee development has become one of the most desired benefits in today’s market for talent. On top of that, 87% of Millennials and 69% of non-Millennials rate “professional or career growth and development opportunities” as important to them in a job.