There is no question that COVID-19 will go down in history as a preeminent event that completely disrupted corporate culture. The moment the “shelter in place” ordinances took hold in spring 2020, the workplace as we knew it disappeared, and our homes became the bedrock of, well, everything, including office and classroom space.
Tag: career development
Today’s workforce, especially the younger generations, values growth and development. In fact, the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Skills Gap 2019 report indicates that “over 50% of respondents feel that skills shortages have worsened or greatly worsened in their organizations in the last two years,” says Gabriel S. Clevenger, assistant vice president of enrollment […]
For Webster Bank, the decision to retain our summer intern program was easy. The program is a pipeline to future bankers, and it is part of an overall corporate strategy to promote career growth and development among all of our bankers. We also decided that if we were going to move ahead with the program, […]
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Gen Zs want to learn while they’re working for your company! Younger generations have voiced their support for ongoing career development, yet the pandemic has caused some training initiatives to come to a grinding halt, and workers are begging for them to come back.
Before you begin the process of recruiting early talent, ask these seven questions to determine how to optimize your strategic approach.
As an HR professional or recruiter, you’re vetting entry-level applicants based on the caliber of their résumé, burgeoning interview skills, nascent networks, and limited professional references. It’s a process that is often more art than science when an applicant’s work history is limited in scope.
Remote work, telecommuting, the gig economy, mobile workforces—today’s workplace is almost unrecognizable from what it was even a decade ago. To serve as an effective business partner in this era, HR professionals must not only understand how the workplace is evolving but also anticipate changing business objectives and keep up with geopolitical events, societal changes, […]
Remember Blockbuster? I have a little nostalgia for the bygone days of browsing the video rental company’s aisles for a movie to watch, but I don’t think any of us are ready to give up our Netflix or Hulu to go back to the “good old days.” Driving back and forth from the store, choosing […]
Employee training and development efforts are an important part of many organizations’ business strategies, and for good reason. Effective employee training can increase employee effectiveness by teaching them new skills and processes. But employee training initiatives are also effective tools in employee retention efforts.
Employee training can mean the difference between mediocre staff and top-notch performers. It can also help employees develop their applicable professional skills (time management, effective communication, etc.), as well as provide industry-specific knowledge and expertise.