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May Leadership Development Round-Up

  We searched the Internet far and wide to find the best leadership development content from the last month! Make sure to read each of the posts and let us know your thoughts on social.   Three Ways a ‘Noble Goal’ Makes You a Significantly Better Leader by Brandon Black and Shayne Hughes on the “Great Leadership” blog. This post discusses how setting a goal can actually improve your leadership. There is a ton of applicability to executives trying to improve their leadership within an organization.   First Look: Leadership Books for May 2017 by Michael McKinney on the “LeadershipNow” blog. Which of these books will you read this month? Our eyes are on The Leadership Gap.   My 23 Best Tactics for Personal Greatness by Robin Sharma. We are obsessed with tip #1! Don’t give away those valuable hours!   No more Hot Potato networking introductions: the why and how of ...

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Careerminds Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in our scholarship! The Careerminds Scholarship is open to all students majoring in Journalism/Communications or Human Resources, enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college. Careerminds will award two $500 scholarships a year to a student who can write the best opinion/response blog to one of our listed blogs. We will judge submissions based on formatting, grammar, creativity, and business acumen. One scholarship will go towards a Journalism/Communications major, and the other a Human Resources major. To apply to this scholarship a student must write a 750-1000 word blog in response to one of our posts listed below. The response should be either on the student's online blog, portfolio, or a blogging platform provided by the institution. The blog post should include 3 references to authoritative sites including one link to the original article on our site ...

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The Importance of Leadership Development: 7 Facts HR Needs To Know

Several human resources professionals are aware of the importance of leadership development programs. The importance of leadership development programs are massive as they are critical to the long-term success of organizations. In today’s society, organizations are experiencing an influx of baby boomer exits. Many baby boomers hold the top positions in an organization, so this mass exodus is causing difficulties for those who cannot create a strong pipeline of leadership talent. Since leadership has such a large impact on the entirety of an organization, preparing talent to hold this responsibility essential. Thus, the importance of leadership development is the utmost for human resources leaders. Preparing your organization for leadership development? Download our guide to leadership development programs here and our guide to determining the ROI of your leadership development program here!   The Importance of Leadership Development 1. 88% of people in a study agreed that ...

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List of Employee Benefits Your Company Secretly Needs (Part 2)

As the world of work changes, so does the need to update the list of employee benefits that companies offer to their employees. As mentioned in part 1 of this blog post on Gradvisor, “What sets an employer apart is a great compensation package that not only covers the basics, such as healthcare and planning for retirement, but also focuses on life balance as the key benefit offered. The new workforce expects more from their employer, because as employees, they have options.” This need has caused us to create a list of employee benefits that your company may secretly need. List of Employee Benefits Your Company Secretly Needs  Retirement Lifestyle Planning:   More than ten thousand baby boomers will exit each day from the workforce over the next decade. That’s about 30% of the workforce in a state of transition. Many organizations are enlisting ...

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Outplacement Process: 10 Things to Look For From Your Provider

As a buyer, it is important that you understand the different things a provider should administer to your organization in the outplacement process to be able to meet your employee's needs and compete in today's HR Technology marketplace. While many outplacement providers offer additional services, features and benefits in the outplacement process, the questions below about the outplacement process should serve as a baseline when making purchasing decisions. Outplacement Process: 10 Things to Consider From Your Provider Engagement: Does the outplacement provider proactively engage your employees both initially and ongoing and how? Is their overall outplacement process intuitive? Is it easy for an employee to know what to do and when? Are there guides to help participants through the outplacement process? If the services aren't simple to navigate and easy to understand, you are wasting your company's money and your employees' time. Accessibility: Does the provider offer flexible ...

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