Tag: career development

Remote Management Best Practices: Turn to the 4 C’s

Since transitioning to largely remote work arrangements in March 2020, leaders have witnessed the extraordinary resilience and versatility of their colleagues and teams on a global scale. Teams have continued to serve clients at a high standard and complete tasks while problem-solving for challenges that nobody expected to encounter. As more workplaces announce their plans […]

Top Trends Shaping the 2022 Workplace

It’s fair to say that the workplace we once knew is gone. As we transition to a new kind of normal, many changes are gaining traction while replacing the traditional work environment. In my role counseling executive leaders for Vaya Group’s corporate clients, I’ve started to notice some emerging workplace trends that will continue to […]

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Growing Careers: The G&W Electric Apprentice Program

As a family-owned company operating for more than a hundred years, G&W Electric has built a culture focused on employee success. Much like its customized products, the company uses the same approach by cultivating talent internally. To encourage professional growth, G&W Electric offers a variety of development programs to help employees reach their career goals, […]

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The Manager’s Role in the Promotion of Subordinates

In most organizations, managers wear many hats; of course, they need to manage their teams, but many also have nonmanagerial duties, such as working on projects or championing company initiatives. It’s becoming increasingly expected that managers also serve as coaches for their teams. Although the manager-as-coach paradigm is relatively new, interest in that role has […]

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COVID-19 Has Compromised Gender Inequality—Now, Organizations Must Stem the Tide

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.

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Helping Employees See a Clear Growth Pathway

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 […]

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Making Connections in a Virtual World: Creating a Remote Internship Program

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, […]

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Workers Are Missing Mentorship Programs During the Pandemic

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.

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7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Gen Z

Before you begin the process of recruiting early talent, ask these seven questions to determine how to optimize your strategic approach.

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Can Academic Data Revolutionize the Hiring and Employment Process?

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.