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SHRM Response: Careerminds HR Programs and Services Can Be a Solution

Just take a look at SHRM’s recent blog post and you’ll see: our HR programs and services align with the biggest challenges facing companies today. The Society for Human Resource Management’s post, “Developing the Next Generation of Leaders”, highlights trends in the workforce that are troublesome for managers and company leadership. Coinciding with a mass exodus of experienced older workers, a wave of young workers are entering the workforce at large. With this shift comes a loss of years of experience but also a potential for new insight and approaches. This potential, however, can turn into an issue if leadership training and guidance is not installed for smooth transitions. The SHRM article notes three strategies that can alleviate some of the burden of such a massive generational leadership transition: Succession planning Top talent retention and development Training for new leaders At Careerminds, these ...

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Meredith Brandt
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
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: 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: 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. One of these strategies is called retirement lifestyle planning.       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.         Retirement Lifestyle Planning: 3 Important Points   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 ...

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Raymond Lee
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