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At a Glance – The Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and Mentoring are two terms you may think are synonymous.  But in the workplace, these concepts and their techniques are not the same.  Both are used to promote employees’ personal and professional development, but in very different ways. So, if you’re considering investing in developing coaching or mentoring programs for your organization or even…

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Retaining Talent Using Career Development

It’s been a great career development month! I hope all of you have enjoyed learning and reflecting on your career development program (or the hope to have one in the future). For my last piece, I’d like to focus on the retention benefits that accompany career development programs. The notion that employees don’t tend to…

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Attracting Talent Using Career Development

This week, we are going to focus on ways that career development programs can improve recruitment and sourcing for your organization. Yes, the goal of career development is to support development of your current employees, but the information can also be used to attract the next generation of employees. The main reason is that career…

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Improving Engagement Using Career Development

In the work, Psychological Conditions of Personal Engagement and Disengagement at Work, William Kahn notes that when employees are engaged they are focused and find meaning in their work, feel supported by their organization without fear of negative consequences, and have the resources and capacities to perform the job (p. 692-724). It is evident that organizations…

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Four Ways Every Stakeholder Can Make Career Development Successful

Many successful companies have an integrated career development program with supporting tools that align with the overall strategy of their business. However, what does it mean and how does one even start? This will be the first in a series of blogs designed to help businesses understand the benefits of structuring career development in their…

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Breaking the Ice: How to Be Strategic Through the Hiring Freeze and Beyond

On January 23, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that placed a hiring freeze on nonmilitary federal workers, and while there are a number of exceptions that will allow some agencies to hire new employees, much of the Federal Government may be unable to hire in the coming months. Even then, the anticipated budgets…

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