Posts Tagged Career Development
Kimberley Miller, Director of Human Resources
Zodiac Water and Waste Aero Systems
When I saw the email about the SHRM / Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Intern program, I was instantly transported to a time when I was looking for that real world experience that only an internship can provide. I was a full-time student working part-time as a hostess in a restaurant when I saw a posting for an HR Intern.
Implementing human capital strategy in any enterprise requires proficiency in business acumen.
Whether you're just starting out, midway through your career or approaching retirement, maintaining vitality at every stage of your work life requires commitment and clarity.
If you've been in the same job for four or five years, chances are that your role has changed. That's also the average amount of time people stick with one position these days. With that in mind, Jenny Blake, a former career development manager at Google, says it's time to think about job transitions in a new way.
SHRM offers a wealth of resources to anyone preparing to take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exams or seeking to earn recertification credits. Here are 10 books available from the SHRMStore that can help you focus your study efforts and maximize your results:
I only have one tip really: Start out well. For the first year, be on time, be diligent, arrive early, leave late, take shorter breaks than others, study, be nice to everyone, volunteer for the grunt work, and have fewer excuses. The adage is truer than it is false – a first impression is a lasting impression. Impress everyone that they made a good choice hiring you!
I’ve been using this tag line of “small business who think big” for just under a year now. I took some time last year to really understand my target audience and focus my work and thought that best defines the clients I want to work with. It seems to be resonating because when potential clients reach out, they often mention how they really like that line and thought it fit them well.
And then they ask me what it means.
The latest SHRM HR Jobs Pulse, a survey report focused on hiring trends in HR, shows a profession growing increasingly confident – with those just beginning their climb up the career ladder particularly optimistic about their job security and job prospects.
Almost everyone recognizes how important mentoring is. I don’t know anyone who is successful who did not have at least one good mentor. I know I am grateful for mine.
Similarly, I don’t know any good leaders who don’t mentor to some degree. It is more than a mark of a good leader; the mentoring makes the leader stronger by what he or she learns from the mentee.
iUrban Teen and the White House Celebration of My Brother’s Keeper Anniversary
“I'm so proud of iUrban Teen and other ‘career accelerators’ for underrepresented youth. We're guiding the next talent pipeline and developing great citizens. What an honor to be at the White House for the third time!" – Deena Pierott, iUrban Teen founder and White House Champion of Change for Technology Inclusion
It is always interesting to see what the SHRMStore’s top sellers are each year at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition.
Ready or not—here they come! Graduates of the Class of 2016 are ready to enter the workforce and will be preparing to start their careers over the next several months.
With all of the focus on the new overtime rules, a major event could be forgotten. One year ago last night we said good bye to Mad Men. For some, it was just a television show. Allow them their blissful naivety. A lot has happened to our friends in the last year with career and life lessons for all of us. So let’s leave the real world for just a moment:
We have the opportunity to talk with many people about issues they deal with in their work and professional lives. While doing so, we learn a great deal about what seems to be working well and what does not work so well. This type of discussion often leads to identifying some type of gap either in their professional work, or in the organization they are part of.
I was talking with some HR professionals last week, and the conversation of transparency came up. What happens if managers care so much about their employees that they help or prepare them to leave the company to pursue the next step in their careers? Is that a good thing, because you’ve successfully grown someone to the level that they are prepared for that?