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Wednesday
Jul162014

Think 'n Write Thursday - How to Write an Abstract

What is an Abstract and How Do I Write One?

By: Nancy Margolis 

Many of us are familiar with executive summaries in business documents, and an abstract for a research paper has a similar purpose: to give a concise overview of the longer document that follows, allowing the reader to quickly understand the purpose, results and conclusions discussed in the full report.   Let’s look more closely, however, at the specific goals and components of an academic abstract:

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Wednesday
Jul092014

Villanova HRD Internship and Mentoring Programs

Are you a current Villanova HRD student seeking an internship in Human Resources? If so, we encourage you to visit the "Villanova HRD Internship Program" page on LinkedIn. There, you will find information regarding current internship opportunities. If you are an employer seeking an HR intern, please contact Villanovahrdinternships@gmail.com.

Another opportunity available to current Villanova HRD students is the Mentoring Program. The vision of the program is to provide students the opportunity to work with successful HR professionals and to continue to develop a range of skill sets. If you are interested in participating as a mentor, or have questions regarding the program, please contact Villanovahrdmentoring@gmail.com

 

Tuesday
Jul082014

Don't Stress the Test Webinar - Recording Available!

Didn't get the chance to participate in last week's webinar featuring Villanova's Assistant Director of Learning Support Services (LSS), Nicole Subik?

View the recording here!

Watch the interactive webinar with tips and tricks to maximize study time and effectively prepare for and take exams. The webinar also addresses some techniques to deal with the anxiety that accompanies not only class exams, but also standardized professional exams.  

 

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Monday
Jul072014

Summer Webinar Series- Webinar Tomorrow!

Don't forget to sign up for the webinar that will take place tomorrow!

The Business Context for Sales Compensation
Reese Bacon, Senior Director of Sales Effectiveness at BDO, Inc
Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm (EST)

Purpose: The Business Context for Sales Compensation will explore the business drivers that underlie sales compensation plans – all the things students should know and considerbefore  designing and implementing the sales compensation plan. A grounding in these areas provides the comprehensive framework needed to ensure the plans designed fit within the relevant business context.

The seminar is designed for students or professionals who currently are involved in or those who wish to learn more about designing and implementing sales compensation plans.  Register here!

Friday
Jul042014

Happy Independence Day!

From the Villanova HRD Program to you and your families, Happy Independence Day!

(Photos by G. Widman for GPTMC, featured in uwishunu blog)

In honor of our nation's birth, check out these cool Fourth of July facts below: 

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Monday
Jun302014

17th Annual Networking Reception: Recording Now Available For Viewing

The Graduate Program in Human Resource Development (HRD), and the Villanova Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), hosted their 17th Annual Networking Reception on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The event was held in the atrium of Driscoll Hall and the evening’s theme was “Navigating HR Practices Across Global Markets”. 

You can now view the 17th Annual Networking Reception Panel recording here.

 

Panelists (from left to right): Will Farkouh, Global Operations Senior Manager, Pfizer; Charity Hughes, HR Director, US and Canada, SCA Americas; Luis Buentello, Executive Vice president, HR, EH&S, Panasonic Lighting Technologies; Jennifer Lee, Global Mobility Manager, Cigna; Celia Joseph (moderator), Employment Attorney, Fisher & Phillips LLP. 

Friday
Jun272014

4th of July & Summer Recipes

Do you have a favorite summer recipe?  Or a recipe that is great for Independence Day? Submit them to vuhrdblog@gmail.com and we will share them with the HRD community!

 

Here are some creative ideas that we'd like to share with you:


Wednesday
Jun252014

All About Nova: Alumni Connection

Did you know that as Villanova alumni, HRD graduates have access to Villanova-only job/career databases, professional development webinars, career advisement, and special offers from businesses that have partnered with the University?

We take our role in the Nova Nation seriously and we want you, our HRD graduates, to know how many incredible benefits are available to you as Villanova alumni! 

Check out our list of "top things to know" as Villanova HRD graduates!

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Friday
Jun202014

Villanova HRD Corner: June 2014 Edition

Wednesday
Jun182014

Summer Webinar Series: Top 20 Tips & Traps in Selecting HR Technology

The Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development has presented their second event in the 2nd Annual Summer Webinar Series. This webinar was presented by Ward Christman, who spoke about Selecting HR Technology. 

There are 3 webinars remaining this summer! Please click here to sign up for future webinars and receive HRCI credit.

 If you were unable to attend this webinar, please click here to watch the full presentation.  If you would like a copy of the slides, please email vuhrdblog@gmail.com.

Tuesday
Jun172014

Recap: 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

The 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was held May 15-17, 2014, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.  

"Trans-itioning at Work: The Impact of Gender Realignment on Workplace Attitudes" authored by Dr. Katina Sawyer, Dr. Christian Thoroughgood and Lucy Ohle (Graduate Assistant) of the Villanova HRD program, was selected for the conference. The research paper discusses differences in workplace attitudes based on one’s stage in the gender realignment process, and finds that those who are further along (employees who have modified their outward appearance in ways to achieve consistency between their projected selves and their inner selves) will report more positive attitudes.

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Monday
Jun162014

Summer Webinar Series-Webinar Tomorrow!

Don't forget to sign up for the webinar that will take place tomorrow!

Top 20 Tips & Traps in Selecting HR Technology
Ward Christman
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 7:00pm-8:00pm (EST)

Purpose: This webinar will cover how employers can leverage today's best practices (top 10 tips) in the selection and use of HR technology and how to avoid costly mistakes (top 10 traps).

How can HR help deliver business value?  Executives are in an endless pursuit to maximize the productivity of their organization's human capital.  Learn how through this webinar!  Register here!

Friday
Jun132014

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars

Have you ever loved? Lived? Feared? Lost?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, I have little doubt you will discover a journey to connect to in John Green’s 2012 fiction novel “The Fault in Our Stars.” And if you aren't a young adult please don’t let the book's YA genre assignment deter you. While on its surface TFiOS revolves primarily around the lives of teenagers, Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters possess wisdom and perspectives well beyond the years of many adults their senior. And there is an unarguably heinous reason for that. Cancer.

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Friday
Jun132014

Send us your graduation photos!

Calling all 2014 HRD Graduates:

We are working on a very special graduation slideshow to highlight our HRD Class of 2014 but we need your help to complete it!

Do you have any shots from the day that you want featured in the blog?

Send your photos in (jpeg format) to vuhrdblog@gmail.com by June 27th to be featured in the slideshow.

 

In the mean-time, reminisce on the day by viewing the official College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Recognition Ceremony video here. Enjoy!

Thursday
Jun122014

Summer Webinar Series: Affordable Care Act

The Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development has presented their first event in the 2nd Annual Summer Webinar Series. This webinar was presented by Clint Brooks, who spoke about the Affordable Care Act. 

Please click here to sign up for future webinars and receive HRCI credit.

 If you were unable to attend the first webinar, please click HERE to watch the full presentation.  If you would like a copy of the slides, please email vuhrdblog@gmail.com 

 

Wednesday
Jun112014

Upcoming Webinar: Don't Stress the Test 

"Don’t Stress the Test"
Speaker: Nicole Subik, Assistant Director of Learning Support Services
Date: July 1st at 1-2pm 
 
This workshop will help students to figure out how to maximize their study time and effectively prepare for and take exams. We will also address some techniques to deal with the anxiety that accompanies not only class exams, but also standardized professional exams.  

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Monday
Jun092014

Professional Spotlight: Matthew Bain, Learning Consultant, De Lage Landen (DLL)

Matthew Bain is a passionate Human Resources professional with a career focus on Organizational Development. His career has taken him through sales, retail, hospitality, formal education, logistics and now finance business areas. In his last position, Matthew was responsible for all L&D for a large portion of the largest grocery distribution company in the United States.

Recently, Matthew joined De Lage Landen (DLL) which is an exciting new opportunity to take his skills and experience international. As a Learning Consultant at DLL Matthew is responsible for all Learning strategy and initiatives for the U.S. region. Also, part of his role is to work on the Global L&D and OD team to help develop and initiate major organizational change projects.

Q: What is a typical day at work like for you (e.g. activities, people you encounter, travel, etc.)?

A: The best part of my job, is that no 2 days are exactly alike. A portion of my day always involves communicating with the stakeholders within our company. This could be with my partners inside HR or with the different business units. Part of my day usually has some development work on whatever project is in front of me. The biggest challenge is to plan time around strategic activities. However, most of the day, fortunately, is providing a service to our stakeholders.

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Monday
Jun092014

Don't forget to sign up for the summer webinar series! First Webinar is Tomorrow!

Don't forget to sign up for the webinar that will take place tomorrow!

ACA Update
Clint Brooks
June 10th, 2014 1-2:00pm

Purpose: This webinar will discuss the impact of ACA on large employers and strategies they should consider Integration of the concepts of reinvention, servant leadership, and business transformation into a single framework.

Other issues discussed will be regarding maintaining compliance, offering a medical plan with a comparable value proposition to Federally subsidized options, Private Exchange value proposition, and the impact of the regulations on funding of healthcare.

Register here!

Thursday
Jun052014

VU SHRM: 2013-14 Outstanding Student Chapter Award Winners!

Congratulations to VU SHRM on being one of only a handful of colleges/universities SHRM chapters selected as SHRM Outstanding Student Chapter Award winners for the 2013-2014 school year! We thank all VU SHRM advisors and members for their support and dedication.
The annual Student Chapter Merit Award program recognizes chapters for outstanding activities and projects by chapters in the following areas:
  • Student Chapter Requirements
  • Chapter Operations
  • Chapter Programming and Professional Development of Members
  • Support of the Human Resource Profession
  • SHRM Engagement

For a full list of Student Chapter Merit Award winners, please click here

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Wednesday
Jun042014

Wired Wednesday: The Anatomy of a Viral Facebook Post

The Anatomy of a Viral Facebook Post, By: Christopher Dessi, MSCEO of Silverback Social 

Make it go viral!

It happens more often than I can believe. It usually happens midway through a sales meeting, or a client meeting, or a casual conversation, or a fun TV interview, and I hear it -"How do you make it go viral?"

"It" could be anything. A youtube video, a Facebook post, a tweet, a blog post, whatever it is that the person asking had in mind that they wanted to promote or sell during our conversation.

So here I stand before you to put an end to the madness. Here's a roadmap to the most recent "viral" Facebook post that my Agency has ever created on behalf of our amazing client partner The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The post was seen by 17 million people organically on Facebook.

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