Top articles on organizing and employee development


HR professionals want to develop their own careers as well as those of their employees, and these topics were among the most read articles on organizing and employee development on SHRM Online in 2016. Readers were also interested in knowing what an HR professional missed out on the workplace after retiring from a career that spanned five industries.

Write impactful, 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 resume, there are certain guidelines to follow that will help you write, format, and design a resume that will showcase your greatest talents, accomplishments. and value to a potential new employer. These seven “rules of the road” apply to all HR professionals, managers and executives.

Leverage keywords to advance your career

The value of keywords goes beyond helping your resume pass an electronic scan. Keywords are just as important in verbal exchanges because they communicate vital 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 coach: 10 questions to ask to develop employees

Employee retention and talent management are hot topics in today’s business environment because attracting and retaining quality workers is so difficult.

“I’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,” 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 downtown students with opportunities in ocean science, research, and environmental stewardship.

The employee development paradigm can begin during the pre-hire 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: that of a writer. She drew on her human resources career that spanned five industries to write a comedy novel, Dream job: the wacky adventures of an HR manager (Lulu Publishing Services, 2016).

In a column for SHRM online, Garber reflected on what he missed most about working in human resources.

Point of view: where are you? Plan the next steps in your career as an HR generalist

The road to leadership positions can be winding, but HR professionals can use it to their advantage. Generalists with extensive HR experience can choose from a variety of career options. They can continue on a generalist path while progressing in responsibility to management and leadership roles; specialize in an area of ​​interest (such as compensation, training and development, or labor relations); or adapt transferable skills to other roles and areas.

Wendy Bliss, founder and principal of Bliss & Associates, an HR consulting firm in Colorado Springs, Colorado, offered some questions HR professionals can ask themselves when developing a strategic career plan.

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