As part of an effort to recognize the next generation of human resource leaders, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is naming students, alumni and others who work on behalf of emerging professionals as SHRM Emerging Professional Champions. This week, we’re looking at William W. Spencer III, SHRM-CP, human resources generalist II for Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT).
Artificial intelligence is projected to displace millions of jobs but also create millions more new roles. To prepare workers for these new jobs, organizations will have to provide significant resources for upskilling their workforce. And employees will need to take personal responsibility for their career development in a context of rapid technological change.
Business leaders need to understand that women’s career shapes may be different than the up-or-out model still dominant in most talent management programs. Many women accelerate their careers after 50. But employers also need to create more flexible systems for all employees so that people can work where and when they want (spurred along by the COVID-19 work-from-home revolution)—and so that they can craft the path that works best for them across decades.
If you’re starting a new career in HR, you may feel insecure in your new role because, despite your professional experience, you don’t yet have particular HR skills and knowledge. Career columnist and former HR professional Martin Yate recommends three steps to take now to be successful in your new career.
Pairing remote “buddies” with interns, creating leadership boot camps and hosting virtual presentations with college students are some ways employers are preparing young employees for the workforce at a time when the pandemic has forced many employers to adopt a work-from-home culture.