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What Does it Mean to be a B Certified Corporation? EDSI Q&A Spotlight

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Wondering what B Corporation certification is all about? In this blog, you'll learn why becoming a B Corp was a natural step for EDSI and how the certification process works.

Multi-Generational Programs – An Innovative Approach to Helping Low-Income Populations Overcome Employment Barriers

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Multi-Generational programs (also called the 2Gen approach) address the needs of both children and parents, with the ultimate goal of creating self-sustaining opportunities and better outcomes for the whole family unit.

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Customized Career Readiness Curriculum: How Schools and Students Benefit

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Career readiness has been a common topic in the workforce development and educational arenas for many years, and now more than ever, bridging the gap between education and workforce preparation is crucial. In this blog, we highlight a curriculum development project with Abington Junior High School.

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COVID Customer Service Career Acceleration Programs: Why Your Region Should Offer Them

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Customer service is embedded into everything we do. Preparing front-line workers for the unique challenges being faced in the workplace during the pandemic and beyond can be difficult.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

Veterans Day Reflection: 6 Best Practices for Serving Job-seeking Veterans in Workforce Development

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In celebration of Veterans Day, this blog is dedicated to all U.S. servicemen and women, as well as the workforce professionals who have the privilege of helping to guide Veterans’ career choices in civilian life

Virtual Services & Workforce Webinar Partnerships

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In the world of workforce development, creating reliable partnerships with other organizations is crucial, especially when offering virtual webinars. These “partner webinars” have been a key element in attracting more participants to attend these impactful discussions

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Work-Based Learning Strategies: A Critical Resource to Getting Your Region Back to Work

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Effective, work-based learning strategies build a bridge between learning and real work experiences.

Why National Disability Employment Awareness Month is Important and How to Educate Employees

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign held in October that raises awareness about employment issues for disabled people, and celebrates the many contributions of workers with disabilities. In this blog, you will learn more about this striking history and why National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and its mission is important to our overall success in our work and as a nation as a whole

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The 10-Step Process to Setting Up a Knowledge Management Program

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Knowledge management is not just a stand-alone program or project. KM refers to the explicit and tacit information life-cycle that runs throughout the entire organization on a continual basis.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

The Pandemic and Michigan Small Business: How Your Company Can Launch a Turnaround

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At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, small business owners braced for what seemed like a short-term inconvenience, but many small businesses are still operating at limited capacity or have shuttered completely.

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Virtual Youth Work Preparation Programs: Best Practices for Workforce Development Boards Q&A Interview

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Grow Detroit’s Young Talent offers meaningful work experience to local youth through an online platform by partnering with community organizations such as EDSI, who helped implement virtual programming and digital solutions to create successful outcomes

Why You Should Hire a Succession Planning Consultant

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As more and more baby boomers retire or consider retirement, ‘succession’ continues to be a common buzzword. Every year about 10% to 15% of corporations must appoint a new CEO due to retirement, resignation, dismissal, or a health crisis.

Succession Planning Templates: Get Started with Your Company’s Succession Plan

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If lack of time and budget are preventing you from reaching out for succession planning assistance, you’re in luck – our succession planning templates are designed to take you- step by step – through the process.

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

Helping Jobseekers Find Employment in the Pandemic: How AJCs are Providing Remote Career Navigation Services

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Virtual employment services are the new norm as record numbers of Americans are out of work and local workforce boards are answering the call for help by identifying innovative ways to help jobseekers gain broader access to stable, long-term opportunities

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American Job Center Certification: Process and Best Practices

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Let's talk certification. Are you a Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) uncertain of the operational criteria and procedure requirements involved in the certification process for your ACJ service location?

Getting Back to Work: Has Your State or Regional Workforce Agency Developed a Workforce Development COVID-19 Recovery Plan?

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In this article we share key steps to consider, ideas, and best practice COVID-19 responses to help State and Regional Workforce Agencies develop effective COVID-19 recovery plans

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Solving the Millennial Puzzle: How to Engage Your Millennial Employees

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Business leaders regularly complain to me about millennials. It seems those darn millennials aren’t very loyal, don’t want to work hard, and don’t want to pay their dues before assuming a leadership role.

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

How to Organize a Virtual Career Fair Using a Learning Management System (LMS)

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Career fairs have been bringing job seekers and employers together for decades. In this blog we will explore the many ways used to organize virtual career fairs, and even discuss specialty platforms created specifically for that purpose

Workforce Development Best Practices in Providing Virtual Services to Jobseekers

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made digital tools, software and online resources even more critical in providing virtual services in the workforce system.

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How to Develop a High-Impact Succession Plan: A Beginner's Guide

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EDSI Senior Consultant, Jennifer Giannosa, lays out a succession planning process to identify and develop professionals entering a leadership position

How to Become an Unquittable Company: Debut Book Teaches Talent Do’s & Don’ts

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Have you ever been in awe of a company that seems to do everything perfectly?

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

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Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

Why You Need the AcuMax Assessment Tool to Hire and Retain Top Talent

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Finding an employee who’s the “best fit for a position” isn’t always the biggest challenge when it comes to hiring. Talent professionals across the board agree that finding the “right fit” for not only the position, but the team and company, is much harder.

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Remote Succession Planning in 6 Easy Steps

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Nearly one-third of companies with more than 1,000 employees said they don't currently have a succession planning program at their organization. The numbers for smaller organizations are even more dismal.

What is a Skills Gap Analysis and Why is it Important?

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A skills gap analysis helps to identify the skill gaps an individual or group of individuals has. Just like a gorge or a river, you can probably recognize there is a gap from here to there, but what is the best way to span that gap?

Train-the-Trainer: An Effective Approach to Developing Skilled Transit Trainers

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For decades, training and upskilling workers has been challenging for trainers in many job markets, and the transit industry is no exception.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Why Next-Gen Leadership Training is a Vital Piece of Succession Planning (Free Self-Assessment)

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In this article, you’ll read about some common crisis scenarios, but more importantly you’ll have the opportunity to take our succession planning self-assessment and ultimately learn how to ensure your company’s future viability through the creation of a leadership development succession program

Why Working with Community Based Partners is Effective When Serving Young Adults

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Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) face challenges on how to serve the youth in their region with limited WIOA youth resources. It is estimated that over 5.5 million youth (16 to 24 years old) now referred as ”Young Adults” do not have high school diplomas and are not employed.

Knowledge Management 101: Preventing a Knowledge Loss Crisis in 6 Steps

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If there’s one thing that remains true in business (and life in general) it’s this: a crisis can strike any company … anytime, anywhere. Imagine you just found out a valuable, tenured employee is leaving and taking all his or her critical knowledge and experience with him to a competing organization.

Case Study: NJ Transit Bus Operations Training Department

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The case study below explains the needs and outcomes of a train-the-trainer project EDSI was hired to provide for New Jersey Transit, the state of New Jersey’s public transportation corporation.

The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.