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Many Fast-Growing Jobs Don't Require Four-Year Degrees

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April 21, 2015

Pardon me as I take a trip down memory lane.  Join me if you can.  Close your eyes.  Think back to when you were starting out as an early career professional.  Think back to your interviews and the things you learned from those experiences.  What did you learn? 

April 15, 2015

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ADA Interactive Process: It Sounds Easy, So Why Is It Hard?

By Allen Smith  3/18/2015

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March 19, 2015


More than ever before, we as young professionals have to drive our careers.  I think more than ever before, we as young professionals have a desire to drive our careers. I look at it this way - if I’m not proactively working through the process of my next role, or of that next experience to be gained, then who is? Now, as optimists, we all hope our employers are looking out for us as well – but we owe it to ourselves to work with our managers and mentors to get the best out of our careers!

March 2, 2015


Updated daily, the HR News home page is your one-stop shop for the latest news and featured articles. This page compiles top staff-written and external news of general interest to HR, plus major stories in the HR Disciplines. 


Hackers Target Companies with Wire Transfer Fraud Scheme

Experts say executives need to be especially cautious

By Aliah D. Wright  1/30/2015

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February 2, 2015


This post continues our overarching discussion of the importance of restaurant careers and the opportunities available within the industry. Today the focus will be on the mobility of those employed within the field. Here are a couple key statistics from the infographic below:

9 in 10 restaurant workers 35 or older have moved to higher-paying jobs in the industry after their first job.

Even newbies enjoy the restaurant industry’s upward mobility: 71% of employees 18-24 land a more lucrative gig in the business after their first job.

January 19, 2015

Please join the SHRM Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) for the monthly #SHRMYP Twitterchat at 12 p.m. CST on December 18.

December 9, 2014

It's official, the Society of Human Resource Management is in the certification business. The recent announcement has sent shock waves through the human resources community. HR professionals are, in equal parts, confused and excited over what was and what will be their future employment qualifiers.

Hank Jackson has delivered a bold message:
"Certification should amplify an applicable professional skill set. It should not include memorization and regurgitation for the sake of qualification." 

May 22, 2014

Our HR Twitter advocate, Steve Browne, was still on a high after being the guest host for #Nextchat this week.  He wants to encourage other HR pros to get on Twitter and participate in various chats like #NextChat. 

May 22, 2014

On May 14, SHRM @weknownext chatted with Matt Stollak (@akabruno) about "Transitioning to a Career in HR."

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:


May 14, 2014

Got ambition? An MBA? A fistful of references?

It may not matter. The No. 1 quality employers want in workers is “personality,” according to an international survey by the Sweden-based global learning institute Hyper Island.

In fact, 78 percent of the survey’s respondents ranked “personality” as the most desirable quality in a worker, and only 39 percent said an applicant’s “skill set” was most important.

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May 14, 2014
Bowling and karaoke, wine and beer tastings, game nights.
The Philadelphia regional chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (PSHRM) puts a fresh, fun spin on networking for college students and new graduates, and their efforts are paying off.
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April 16, 2014
The finding crops up repeatedly in studies and surveys: Women aren’t getting the mentoring that might help them succeed at work. 
The question is: Why not? 
Lack of time, mentors’ fear they don’t have enough expertise, and mentees’ reluctance to ask to be taken under senior women’s wings were among the reasons outlined in a March 2014 paper from Development Dimensions International (DDI), a Pennsylvania-based global human resources consulting firm. 
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April 14, 2014
I have a few thoughts on the standard practices employers use to gauge the quality of their applicants. Many require college degrees or “equivalent experience” for entry-level positions, which I think is preposterous. Quite the contrary, I’m of the opinion that college degrees are dime-a-dozen these days – and a poor indicator of candidate potential. 
April 7, 2014

On March 12, SHRM @Weknownext chatted with Lance Haun (@thelance) about "HR, Your Job is Now Outside the Comfort Zone."

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:


March 12, 2014

Everyone has a personal and professional comfort zone. The key to growth depends on an individual's ability to regularly break out of his or her zone and learn new things.

March 10, 2014

Nearly every Monday for three years, Paul Guthery III caught a 7 a.m. flight from Raleigh, N.C., to Chicago, arriving at his Northbrook, Ill., office between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. 

By 2 p.m. on Friday, the U.S. director of information technology at Potash Corp. was headed out the door for a 4 p.m. flight home to spend the weekend with his wife and grade-school-age son.

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February 25, 2014
The new year is a common time for reflection. How do you get from where you are now to where you want to be in your career? So, I’m sharing lessons learned from my own career transition. First, I tackled the hardest step: getting unstuck. Now, here’s the next step in my career transformation story: getting real.
January 22, 2014

The title to this blog post is a bit of a ruse. There is no ‘perfect résumé’. Perfect is in the eye of the beholder, and you never know who’s going to be reviewing your résumé – recruiters, hiring managers, founders, admins, etc. Aiming for a ‘perfect résumé’ is a lost cause.

December 4, 2013