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Entries in Future of HR (5)


5 Reasons why every young HR Professional should have a Mentor

 by Alex Miller, Graduate Sutdent for the Human Resource Development Program at Villanova University


My name is Alex Miller and I am currently finishing my second year in Villanova University’s M.S. Human Resource Development Program. I was fortunate enough to participate in an annual mentoring program designed by the faculty of the Human Resource Development program. Each year, the program faculty selects current students and matches them up with seasoned HR professionals depending on experience and interests. The mentoring program provides graduate students with the opportunity to work with successful HR professionals and to continue to develop a range of skill sets. Mentors benefit by accessing fresh talent, improving their leadership skills and building a rapport with Villanova’s reputable HRD Graduate Program. I was lucky enough to be paired with an HR professional who shared similar interests within HR including employee relations, compensation, recruiting, and strategic HR. Listed below are 5 reasons why every young HR professional should seek a mentor.

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Poll: Which theme do you think will have the biggest impact on the future of work?


Webinar Recap: Dr. Jennifer Bunk, The Future of Work: How to Leverage What We Know to Shape Where We Will Go

On Tuesday, December 8th, Dr. Jennifer Bunk teamed up with VU SHRM to discuss the future of work. Dr. Jennifer Bunk is a teacher-entrepreneur, and founder of her practice Jen Bunk Ventures, which specializes in I/O consulting for the Technology industry. She discussed a few things that she has seen change over the past few years and what will continue to change and shape the future of work including: the changing nature of the performance review process, the (over-) focusing on employee engagement, and hybrid training programs (mixing online with face-to-face).

If you would like to view to Webinar in its entirety, please click HERE.

Also, please follow Dr. Jennifer Bunk on social media!

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Wired Wednesday: How Technology Will Impact Millennials at Work

By Dinah Wisenberg Brin 8/25/2015 for SHRM.

As the Millennial generation heads into its prime family and career-building years, its members are expected to emerge as pragmatic spenders—seeking experiences over material status symbols while continuing to rely heavily on technology to research, plan, collaborate, and make life easier at home and at work.

And HR will need to continue to adjust from the late 20th century workplace model, experts say.

Gone are the days of working in one location from nine to five. This generation, which is the most connected generation in history—to technology, to their peers, to information—will need to be managed differently.

That’s because Millennials, or Generation Y—adults now roughly ages 18 to 34—are projected to exceed the number of Baby Boomers this year to become the largest U.S. generation at more than 75 million members, according to 2015 figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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4 Key HR Trends and 4 Crucial HR Responses for 2013

By: Kazim Ladimeji

With only three months into the new year, now is a very good time to be looking forward to see what HR trends will be shaping the next few months ahead; and, to see if there is a need for us to tweak, modify or even transform our HR strategies to make sure our HR function can remain competitive throughout the remainder of the year.

One of the best ways to look forward is to look back and observe the most prominent HR trends of 2012 and then extrapolate forward to give us a view of the likely HR climate for the rest of 2013.

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