Professional Development

Posts Tagged Professional Development

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
My son and I were watching Steve Jobs present at Apple Town Hall in 2001. Actually, it was Ashton Kutcher in the opening scene of "Jobs", the year's most remarkable film. At the conclusion of his brief Keynote introduction, Steve Jobs pulled from his pocket a device that he introduced as "the I-pod". I was startled by applause from the 8 year old sitting next to me. He nodded his head and looked over at me with a pride most children would reserve for Santa Claus.
December 23, 2013

Are Problem Solving Skills Innate or Learned?

November 20, 2013

Human resource leaders at Amadori decided in 2008 that the large Italian-food company needed to add emotional intelligence to its leadership culture. The following year the McDonald’s supplier teamed with emotional-intelligence consulting organization Six Seconds to help managers develop stronger people skills and insights, an effort later expanded to others in the company’s plants.

November 8, 2013

Ensuring that postsecondary education and workforce training programs are aligned with employer needs is one of the priorities the Business Roundtable has identified as essential to building a skilled U.S. workforce, according to a report it released during the fourth annual Education Nation Summit, held Oct. 6-8, 2013, in New York.

News Updates
November 7, 2013

On September 25, @weknownext chatted with special guest Janine Truitt (@CzarinaofHR) about Growing Your Own Talent.

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

 

September 25, 2013

To hire or not to hire – internally – that is the question.

In the constant struggle to cut costs and improve the time-to-hire metrics, many organizations are looking for candidates in a place that may have been overlooked in the past — their existing employee base. Yes, fishing for talent from the company pond is making a comeback.

September 20, 2013

This week is truly a week I eagerly anticipate every year! That is because I know when September rolls around, so does the annual Ohio State HR Conference ! I get excited because it’s a chance to break away from the day-to-day and be with my peers. I know this sounds HR Nerdish but I’m unapologetic about it.

September 18, 2013
In Reality-Based Leadership, expert Fast Company blogger Cy Wakeman reveals how to be the kind of leader who changes the way people think about and perceive their circumstances - one who deals with the facts, clarifies roles, gives clear and direct feedback, and insists that everyone do the same - without drama or defensiveness.
August 22, 2013

Dr. Marie Harper is the Program Director for Management at American Public University.

News Updates
July 12, 2013
The training and development profession, like the human resource profession, has changed significantly during the past decade, and so have the skills and knowledge that practitioners need to be successful in the field. The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), an association for learning and development professionals, has updated its competency model to guide training professionals’ career development. 
 
News Updates
June 21, 2013
The NBA Finals are underway, and as I write this post the San Antonio Spurs are still enjoying a 1-0 series lead, primarily due to the steady play of their veteran stalwarts, Tim Duncan and
June 17, 2013

The most common mantra heard from job search experts around the globe is network, network, network. Job seekers everywhere are given advice over and over about the power and necessity of networking. And I certainly do not disagree. Networking, like so many other things, can be a very powerful piece of a job search strategy. But what do you do at networking events? How do you go about ensuring that you are leaving a lasting impression? I’ve compiled a short list of things you must have at a networking event to be able to work the room properly.

June 11, 2013
Employee engagement appears to be just as important in tough times as it is during good ones.
 
Despite a global recession that has led to widespread layoffs and restructuring, the link between engagement and key organizational results has remained remarkably consistent regardless of the organization, industry or country, a recent Gallup Inc. study found.
 
News Updates
June 10, 2013

A few weeks from now you will grab your favorite travel accessories in preparation for the 65th annual Society of Human Resource Management Annual Conference. I’m sure you are bursting with excitement to get to Chicago to learn, network, and build your strategic toolbox. By the time you return from the Windy City many of you will be recertified or adding a letter to your post name credentials. Whether it’s your first SHRM conference experience or your 65th, maximizing your time is essential.

June 5, 2013
Learning has developed a bad reputation, perhaps as a result of those painfully boring lectures we all endured in school, those grueling exams or pop quizzes we took or those long hours of memorizing information we’ve never once had the opportunity to use. But think about how you felt when you were learning to tie your shoes, drive a car or master a new hobby. Didn’t you have an insatiable curiosity about that skill that would serve you well or provide hours of entertainment? 
 
News Updates
June 5, 2013

Learning has developed a bad reputation, perhaps as a result of those painfully boring lectures we all endured in school, those grueling exams or pop quizzes we took or those long hours of memorizing information we’ve never once had the opportunity to use. But think about how you felt when you were learning to tie your shoes, drive a car or master a new hobby. Didn’t you have an insatiable curiosity about that skill that would serve you well or provide hours of entertainment?

News Updates
May 17, 2013

Don't underestimate the importance of job advancement for keeping talent.

Employers in the U.S. are facing a "talent paradox." Despite relatively high unemployment, many companies are confronting shortages in areas where they most need to attract and retain experienced workers. As the economy recovers, employers increasingly should be concerned about losing critical and high-potential talent, according to a presentation at the 2013 WorldatWork Total Rewards conference, held here April 29-May 1.

News Updates
May 10, 2013

In Tuesday’s post I mentioned my friend Doug – that’s him in the picture with me. I met Doug on Twitter several months – maybe even a year ago. If you are an HR professional and not a part of the large HR community that exists on social media you are missing out and I’m going to use Doug to tell you why.
 

March 25, 2013

U.S. companies that expand operations into regions where skills training is a strategic, long-term and collaborative effort endorsed by educators, government agencies and the business community will have a distinct advantage over competitors, according to ManpowerGroup.

News Updates
January 15, 2013