ISSUED: 2 May 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Research by a Shepherd University professor and student was detailed in a paper that appeared in the March 1 issue of the International Journal of Training Research. Dr. Don Hillman, adjunct business faculty and owner of Hillman Human Resources Solutions, LLC, and Courtney Knill, a business administration major from Charles Town, were co-authors of the paper “Rapidly increasing employment search self-confidence in unemployed clientele.”
The paper outlines a study by Hillman that examined how participation in a one-week employment training program impacted a participant’s job search self-confidence. The study concluded that the training does help with self-confidence.
Knill has been working at Hillman Human Resources Solutions and spent the past few months working on the 25-page paper, which involved completing several rounds of edits requested by peer reviewers and the final editors.
“I’m really grateful to have gotten to be a part of this project,” said Knill, who will graduate May 11 and has accepted a position with Federated Insurance in Phoenix.
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