GMSHRM is committed to developing a strong Workforce Readiness initiative to strengthen and promote HR leadership in this area. The Workforce Readiness (WR) Forum helps HR Professionals to successfully address the workplace challenges that arise when the current and future workforce is not ready to meet the changing skills and knowledge needs. The Workforce Readiness chair works with the HR Florida Workforce Readiness advocate to promote SHRM Workforce Readiness goals.
Read more about GMSHRM Workforce Readiness Initiatives.
Please contact GMSHRM Workforce Readiness Director at email@example.com for more information on current programs and initiatives, to request GMSHRM's participation in your program or how to become active in this committee.
GMSHRM 2013 Workforce Readiness Programs
New Entrants to the Workforce
GMSHRM Workforce Readiness Committee partnered with the Homestead Job Corp Center in Homestead to assist graduating students successfully transition into today’s challenging workforce. The first half-day training program was entitled “Jump Start Your Career” and concentrated on interviewing skills and resume techniques. Our members showed the 23 participants how to prepare for the commonly used behavioral interviewing approach as well as successful techniques to create an effective resume.
"Homestead Job Corps Center students have defied many odds to continue their education. The participation of local human resources professional will certainly give them a sense of what recruiters are looking for and reaffirm what our career services programs have taught them," explained Lesly Diaz, Business & Community Liaison for the Center.
GMSHRM Members Benefits
Coffee Break Series
With the economic challenges, downsizing, and companies closing, GMSHRM saw many of its members with no employment. Many of the new members joined GMSHRM as another network opportunity and educational tool in their job search. GMSHRM, as always, is committed to serving the human resource profession and assisting our members in professional challenges. In 2009, the Workforce Readiness Committee developed a program called the “Coffee Break Series” limited to HR Professionals in Transition. The premise of the “Coffee Break Series” is an opportunity for HR Professionals in transition to come together to attend roundtable discussions for networking purposes, attend workshops, and gain valuable job search information and tools to assist them.
GMSHRM has also partnered with the job search engine INDEED.COM - an excellent resource to advertise job openings as well as for job seekers to find job listings fast. Indeed.com enables our members to search millions of job listings from thousands of web sites, job boards, newspapers, blogs, company career pages, and associations to find job listings that match or are similar to search query. Post your jobs or find a new one by visiting our Career Center.
Workforce Readiness Resources
The following is a list of local and national resources on workforce readiness. For more information at the national level, feel free to visit SHRM's website.
SHRM's Workforce Readiness Resource Page http://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/staffingmanagement/articles/pages/workforcereadiness.aspx
Florida Ready to Work
The Florida Ready to Work program is a new, free employee credentialing program sponsored by the State of Florida. http://www.floridareadytowork.com/
Florida Dept. of Education
Florida Department of Education - Division of College Systems. http://www.fldoe.org/fcs/
Career Resources - http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/pdf/cruiser.pdf
- South Florida Workforce (Miami-Dade County). http://www.southfloridaworkforce.com/w/index.html 305-594-7615
- Workforce One (Broward County). http://www.wf1broward.com/, 954-677-5555
- Workforce Alliance (Palm Beach County).http://www.pbcalliance.com/, 561-340-1061
Job Shadowing Day
Junior Achievement http://www.ja.org/programs/