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Thread of Continuity for the Multi-Generational Workforce: Think V.E.T. (Value, Engagement, Trust)

Posted on October 19th, 2015

BY MARTIN PLUMLEE, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – NASHVILLE

This past week, I had the privilege of attending two very distinct, yet related events here in the Greater Nashville area.  The first occurrence was a statewide human resources conference, centered in the healthcare industry vertical.  To conclude the week, enjoyed a dinner at a local college campus honoring military students.  Allow me to tie these episodes together.

At the HR Healthcare conference, there were several great speakers that shared insights during 10+ hours of formal meetings.   One of the speakers was an Assistant Professor from Vanderbilt University, Dayle Savage.  Having seen… READ MORE

The Right Shape for Today’s Job Market

Posted on January 28th, 2013

Necessary skills in today's job market Everyone loves being around people who are generalist. They know a little bit about a lot of things and can easily converse about many subjects. Although it is socially appealing, it’s not the trend in today’s job market.

Employers are looking for “T-shaped” people. This phrase was coined years ago but only recently has taken the lead in the job market. Employers are looking for candidates who have one area of deep expertise and broad skills on top of that experience. Hence, T-shaped.

An example might be an engineer who goes back to school to receive an MBA. That… READ MORE