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How to Create a Leadership Development Program

  It is time to make your company’s leadership development program a priority. As many Baby Boomers who are holding leadership roles make their move toward retirement, there is going to be a noticeable skills gap. That is, if there aren’t measures taken to fill those voids before they occur. Whether you have a leadership development program in place already or are looking to institute one, there are three key factors you need to address with your program. These program components are beneficial to filling skills gaps, but also they are things that rising employees are looking for in your company anyway. By implementing a program that includes these three parts, you are accommodating the desires of your employees as well as building a stronger workforce. 1. COACHING You should be providing participants in your leadership development program with coaches and materials that can ...

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Meredith Brandt
higher education diversity
Innovative Ways To Use Higher Education Diversity Programs

Want to find an industry that’s making progress in creating a more diverse workforce? Take a look at higher education diversity programs and check out the results. The importance and benefits of diversity in the workforce is not a new fact. Racially diverse teams outperform non-diverse ones by 35%. Gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to earn above-average revenue. The statistics go on. But for an industry like higher education, diversity really matters. Within student populations in higher education, diversity has been a priority for quite some time. But, that priority was less emphasized among faculty and staff until more recently. Statistics show, however, that under 20% of the nation’s professoriate consists of persons of color, and in certain disciplines, that number falls to under 10%. Looking at gender, under 10% of STEM professors are women, and for women of color that number ...

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human resources retirement policy
Human Resources Retirement Policy: 3 New Program Ideas

    A recent story published in the Grand Forks Herald describes how the University of North Dakota is handling retirements at their institution. As institutions and companies alike are impacted by the current business climate made up of lower budgets and slimmer resources, human resources teams will have to search for retirement solutions. With the number of baby boomers continuing to work past traditional retirement age increasing (this is especially the case in higher education), organizations will focus on making changes to their human resources retirement policy as a solution to budget and workforce planning issues. Download our guide to preparing for reluctant retiree conversations here.   There are several ways an organization can create a positive impact by making a change to their current human resources retirement policy. The most common and effective programs to create this positive impact are listed below.   3 New ...

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Raymond Lee
retirement lifestyle planning
Retirement Lifestyle Planning: 3 Things HR Should Know

    As ten thousand baby boomers will retire from the workforce each day over the next decade, human resources professionals are creating strategies to better support this transition. Retirement lifestyle planning is a great way for human resources to support their workforce planning processes, as well as support baby boomers who will become retirees. To learn more about how to organize you workforce planning strategy, click here.     3 Important Points Regarding Retirement Lifestyle Planning   Retirement Lifestyle Planning is an in-depth coaching process. Usually, it involves an assessment, various training modules, and one-on-one time with a coach. The coaching centers on the retirees potential overall lifestyle after exiting from an organization. This is different from traditional programs, which focus solely on the financial aspect of retirement.   Most baby boomers will have less trouble adjusting to the financial aspects of their overall retirement lifestyle, ...

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Raymond Lee
position elimination talking points
Position Elimination Talking Points

  Over the past several years there has been a trend in technology replacing positions at organizations. The advancement of technology can be a positive thing, but it can also be destructive for those losing their jobs due to it. While technology is a major reason for the loss of jobs, it isn't the only reason. Business variables such as account growth or shrinkage, changing focus, or mergers and acquisitions can also cause position eliminations. It is important for human resources to have position elimination talking points prepared for these situations. Want more in-depth training for notification meetings? Download our script for notification givers here.     Position Elimination Talking Points Explanation of why the position is being eliminated It is very important for organizations to give a genuine and honest explanation of why an employee’s position is being eliminated. Learning that you are losing ...

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Raymond Lee
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