HR professionals are interested in developing their own careers as well as that of their employees, and these topics were among the most read articles on organizational and employee development on SHRM Online in 2016. Readers were also interested to know this that an HR professional missed out on about work after retiring from a career that spanned five industries.
Write powerful, impactful and memorable HR CVs
You know a good resume when you see it, so why is it so hard to write your own?
While there is no single formula or template to use when writing an HR CV, there are certain guidelines to follow that will help you write, format and design a CV that will showcase your greatest talents, accomplishments. and value to a potential new employer. These seven ârules of the roadâ are applicable to all HR professionals, managers and executives.
Leverage keywords to advance your career
The value of keywords isn’t limited to helping your resume pass electronic analysis. Keywords are just as important in verbal exchanges because they communicate essential information about your skills, qualifications, experiences and achievements.
Using keywords can showcase your expertise and advance your career. They are so powerful because they instantly communicate a specific message. It is important to know the five categories of keywords.
The leader as a coach: 10 questions to ask to develop your employees
Employee retention and talent management are hot topics in today’s business environment because it is so difficult to attract and retain the right workers.
âI’ve found that asking the right questions rather than telling employees what to do creates a sense of empowerment, professional growth and ownership that most employees respond to well,â said Shara Fisler, executive director of the ‘Ocean Discovery Institute in San Diego.
The institute is a non-profit organization that supports underserved communities by providing students in disadvantaged neighborhoods with opportunities in ocean science, research and environmental stewardship.
The employee development paradigm can begin during the pre-employment process when candidates are interviewed for a position.
What? I am retired? What i miss the most
After Janet Garber retired from her position as director of human resources for the Practicing Law Institute in New York, she embraced a new role: the writer. She leaned on her HR career that spanned five industries to write a comedy novel, Dream Job: Wacky Adventures of an HR Manager (Lulu Publishing Services, 2016).
In a column for SHRM onlineGarber reflected on what he missed most about the HR job.
Point of view: where are you going from here? Plan the next steps in your career as an HR generalist
The path to leadership positions can be winding, but HR professionals can use it to their advantage. Generalists with extensive HR experience have a number of career options to choose from. They can continue on a generalist path while moving towards managerial and leadership responsibilities; specialize in an area of ââinterest (such as compensation, training and development, or labor relations); or adapt transferable skills to other roles and fields.
Wendy Bliss, Founder and Director of Bliss & Associates, a human resources consulting firm in Colorado Springs, Colorado, offered some questions HR professionals can ask when developing a strategic career plan.
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