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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 scholarship a year to a student who can write the best opinion/response piece to one of our listed blogs. One scholarship will go towards a Journalism/Communications major, and the other a Human Resources major. Please submit your 750-word response via email to Alexandra Brown, abrown@careerminds.com. The deadline for these scholarships are December 31st, 2017. Each institution has a different blog that students can write about. If you would like to write a response on a blog other than the one listed on your institution’s website, please choose from the list below and notify us of this change when you submit your response.   Standard Severance Agreement Template (4 ...

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Raymond Lee
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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!   The Importance of Leadership Development 1. 88% of people in a study agreed that recognition is just as or even more important than financial rewards to ...

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Raymond Lee
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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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Raymond Lee
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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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Raymond Lee
Careerminds’ Final Four: The Best HR Programs You Could Pick

Want to know more about the best HR programs on the market? These services not only are incredibly successful at what they do, but they are also less expensive than those offered by competitors. Let’s check out the final four!   EVERGREEN RETIREMENT PLANNING The first service making it to this semi-final round is Evergreen Retirement Planning. With around 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every day, companies need to get a move on to help out their key players before they leave the team. To give these MVPs what they deserve, companies should offer more that just financial retirement planning. With Evergreen, exiting employees are coached by professionals who can help them manage for the life ahead of them. Helping your soon-to-be retirees leave the workforce with preparation for the life changes that retirement brings. OUTPLACEMENT Outplacement is not new to the HR landscape, but Virtual ...

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