Tuition Assistance Raises Employee Engagement


Employee engagement and motivation are continually on the radar of business managers and owners. These issues also relate to employees’ highly personal goals and individual lives. They impact businesses productivity and profitability and influence employees’ job choices work performance.

Nontraditional students impact US Economy, Society and Schools


Nontraditional students are poised to impact the United States in many ways. In recent years this diverse group has already had an impact on higher education institutions.

Effective Education Encompasses Both STEM and Liberal Arts


For several years the debate has raged over which course of study is better. STEM or liberal arts? Recent research shows that when considering STEM and liberal arts, and is better than either-or. Effective education encompasses both fields, and workers need both sets of skills.

Education Leaders Forecast the Future of Higher Education


Forecasting the future of anything is like playing a game of chance. What’s coming next is hard to picture. However, the future of higher education closely follows the development and expansion of technology. According to higher education experts, technology will be a major influence.

Live Webinar: The Recruiting Metrics that Matter: 5 Numbers You Must Track

The Recruiting Metrics that Matter: 5 Numbers You Must Track. Time-to-fill. If this is the only metric you’re tracking to measure the success of recruiting, you’re doing it wrong. In fact, time-to-fill is one of the most vague recruiting KPIs you can measure, since it doesn't do much to show you where bottlenecks are - or what you can be doing to improve your processes. Why time-to-fill isn’t the most useful metric. Metrics to track as an HR Coordinator and as an HR Director. 5 reports you should always be running. Why these numbers matter. Sign up for our live webinar on Thursday, March 22, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM PST to learn first-hand from a seasoned recruiter with 20+ years of experience the top 5 recruiting metrics you MUST be tracking.

Arts Education Develops Important Workplace Skills


Go ahead – sign up for an art class. It could be something that separates you from other graduates. Employers searching for workers who can think creatively, collaborate and communicate may find them among graduates who have had arts education as part of their higher education.

Support for Single-Mother Students Benefits Many


Look around at the students in your class. Maybe, take a look in the mirror. Or look at your employees who are taking advantage of their tuition assistance benefits. Chances are many of them are single moms.

Tax Bill Affects Higher Education


Every New Year there is speculation, both good and bad, about the changes to come. This year the new tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is one of the great topics for debate. There has been a lot of discussion about how its provisions will affect individuals, business and higher education.

College Completion Takes Well-Planned Action


Predictions for the future include worker shortages, widening socioeconomic gaps, and the need for increased college completion. These three topics are closely related. Increased college completion could help solve the worker shortage and help close gaps between social and economic groups. However, increasing college completion takes well-planned action. There is no doubt the number of students completing higher education needs to increase.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200 + offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

Employee Satisfaction Creates Engaged Employees


This is the time of year for spreading good will and happiness. Creating a culture of employee satisfaction is the best way for this to happen in business. And the best part of all is that when employee satisfaction is high, both employees and businesses benefit.

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Collaboration Yields Individual and Business Success


In recent years collaboration or the ability to work in teams is one of the skills that employers have listed among the top skills they need for their businesses. In a world where high-demand technical skills change as technology changes, the ability of employees to work together remains constant.

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Degree Completion is a Worthwhile Investment


There are many layers to the impacts of degree completion: personal benefits, societal rewards, and personal and economic costs, investments and gains.

APUS Nursing Programs Recognized by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


By Stacey Kram, DNP, RN-BC, CCRN, PCCN, CNE. Interim Program Director, American Public University. I am very pleased to announce that the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has renewed American Public University’s RN to BSN nursing program accreditation for another 10 years, and granted our new Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program initial accreditation for five years.

A Business Degree that Maximizes Your Career Opportunities


Provided by Columbia College. Business” is an all-encompassing term that covers many different job roles and fields, such as accounting, marketing, management, human resources and healthcare management, to name just a few. The problem is that this makes it difficult to decide what type of business degree to pursue. • Do you go after a degree in a specialized business area, like finance or healthcare management, and then find your job opportunities restricted to that one field? •

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

Virtual internships increase opportunities for students and employers alike


Provided by Penn State World Campus. For students, internships can be a terrific resume booster, helping them stand out from other candidates during their job search. This experience also allows them to cite actual firsthand examples of how they would complete tasks or overcome challenges on the job. The Penn State World Campus Virtual Career Development and Internship Program made its debut this fall. More than 60 students applied for eight virtual internships with six employers.

How This Digital Agency Created a Global Culture of Performance


It’s no secret that the old performance management process is out. Ratings, annual reviews, and clunky software systems are no longer practical or functional for the modern organization.

Robots in the Workplace: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them


Artificial intelligence (AI) will change the way we work — there’s no doubt about it. For senior leaders, increased computerization promises efficiency and low-cost productivity — better profitability is in our grasp. For human resources, AI will take jobs away, replacing human workers.

The Top 10 Strategic HR and TA Metrics That CEOs Want to See


Unfortunately, most of those who create metrics in HR and recruiting don’t really understand the strategic mindset of CEOs. And, as a result, the metrics that are reported to CEOs and the executive committee result in no positive action being taken.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Post-Brexit Workforce Challenges: How to Strategically Plan Through Ambiguity


“If Brexit occurs there will almost inevitably be a period of uncertainty, and uncertainty is what we can’t cope with.”.

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Reliable Time & Attendance for Employees, Managers & Business Owners

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Between the country’s economic growth and the record low unemployment rate of 4.1%, times are looking good for many companies and workers. Now wages are starting to nudge upwards too. According to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data, average hourly earnings moved up nearly 3% from a year ago.

Living in Color: Why I Stopped Caring About What White People Think

The Aristocracy of HR

010010000000 It must be a hell of a feeling when your skin, ideas, and presence become a golden ticket of Willy Wonka proportions in life. It must be nice to not only create the rules, systems, and standards but to actually be “the standard”.

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How to Create a More Transgender Inclusive Workplace


Brooke Brimo is an Honours Political Science student at McGill University. In her Feminist and Social Justice Studies class, she researched discrimination against transgender people in American workplaces. She was inspired by the story of Ginger Chien, a transgender device architect at AT&T.

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7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

7 Definitions of Employee Engagement - DecisionWise


Have you ever wondered why there were so many definitions of employee engagement? Organizations around the globe are striving to build a culture of engagement, yet the various definitions often cloud their efforts.

Keeping an Eye on Restaurant Labor Laws

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Do you remember the proposed overtime changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 2016? Once in effect, the rule was predicted to extend overtime protections to 4.2 million workers who were not previously eligible under federal law.

6 Simple Ways to Improve Workplace Wellness at Your Company


A company that values wellness helps its employees maintain physical and mental health. Employees who feel healthy and have work-life balance are more motivated and focused. They bring a positive energy to the office.

The Pros and Cons of Unlimited PTO


An employee who spends more time in the office isn’t necessarily a more productive employee. The State of American Vacation 2017” report—a survey of over 7,000 American workers—found that 38% of employees want to be seen as a “work martyr”, someone who sacrifices time-off to put in more hours at the office. This mindset is part of the reason that the majority of employees, 54%, end the year with unused vacation time. 54% of employees end the year with unused vacation time. Click To Tweet.

A Walk In Their Shoes

Speaker: Angie Verros, Founder, Vaia Talent

In today's competitive job market, how candidates perceive your firm impacts who you attract and hire. Guess what? If your candidate experience rocks, you'll be able to attract top talent! Have you ever considered what it's like to be on the other side? How great would it be if we took their bad experiences and turned them around by using our instincts? Today you will learn how to use simple human elements in order to showcase your employer brand and convert more applicants to amazing hires.

It’s All Connected: Unearthing The Potential in Hidden Collaborative Networks


Lois Weisberg, Chicago’s commissioner for cultural affairs from 1989 to 2011, passed away at age 90 in January 2016. She was made famous in part by Malcolm Gladwell, author of the book “The Tipping Point,” who described her as the quintessential “connector.”.

With #MeToo, WorkHuman 2018 Takes on New Sense of Urgency


By Laurie Ruettimann. Did you know the #MeToo movement is more than 12 years old? Tarana Burke changed the world when she used the phrase “me too” back in 2006 to help women who had survived sexual violence. Since that time, conversations have evolved.

Thinking of Changing Performance Reviews? Focus on These Core Components


Performance reviews are dead, or so we have been told. The data shows a shrinking support for the traditional method: only 15% of companies have not adjusted their annual performance management process and do not plan to.

Understanding the Difference: Traditional vs. Agile Performance Management


A coach coaches in real-time during a game, reacting to their team’s performance and providing in-the-moment guidance to help the players improve and the team win. The coach doesn’t wait until the end of the season to start coaching. The same principle applies to performance reviews. The traditional method of performance management – waiting until the end of the year, or doing biannual reviews, simply doesn’t work.

New Ways to Engage and Source Talent - All In Less Than 24 Hours

Speaker: Derek Zeller, Director of Recruiting Solutions, Engage Talent

In this session, we’ll examine the critical essentials you should know about the type of tech you are looking for and what you should know before engaging with candidates - everything from where to get the information you need, to which sites and books are good to read. By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new candidates to your managers more quickly.

3 Important Questions for International Women’s Day


by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! – A day doesn’t accomplish much. But a movement can. Be inspired this International Women’s Day. It’s International Women’s Day. That immediately raises three questions. Why do women get a day and men don’t? ( Men do – it’s in November.).

How Growth Drives Employee Engagement - DecisionWise


The five keys to unlocking the power of employee engagement are Meaning, Autonomy, GROWTH, Impact, and Connection (MAGIC). Download this PDF that dives into how GROWTH drives employee engagement. The PDF will help explain: .

The Rise of the People Strategy Platform


“Now, more than ever, the corporate strategy for large companies hinges on the people strategy.”. This was a key takeaway from a summit of HR leaders and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) experts, who met to discuss the future of HR and the trends shaping it.



Recently, we have had several organizations come to us with the same basic question: What can we do to improve employee engagement if 90% of our employees stay less than 6 months? It’s important to note that these organizations are not fundamentally flawed and somehow hemorrhaging talent.

Performance Management: Keep Employees Engaged and Motivated

Many organizations have looked at their performance management processes but still have not found a way to make them more effective.