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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.

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

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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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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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CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

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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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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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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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

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?

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

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.

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

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.

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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How to Select the Right Training Software for Your Company

Creating a training program for your organization can be a daunting task. Luckily, there are many platforms that offer lots of solutions. How do you decide which one is right for you? Learn about the features to look for and questions to ask before making an important investment in your company’s future.

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?

5 Best Virtual Practices AJC’s Can Use to Help Jobseekers Overcome Barriers to Employment. Bonus Freebie: downloadable barriers checklist!

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Learn about the latest advances workforce boards and American Job Centers (AJCs) are implementing in order to better serve in-need populations looking for work as well as innovative community resources and service strategies that all jobseekers, including Veterans and youth, can connect with remotely. Download our Barriers to Employment Checklist, a helpful document which can be used by workforce development professionals to help their clients identify, and eventually overcome their barriers

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. As a business leader, succession planning (SP) has no doubt crossed your mind … maybe you’ve even started working on a leadership succession plan, but you’ve hit a roadblock. What should you do next

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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Brand Health Report: Tech Talent Ranks the Most Innovative Companies They'd Love to Work for and Why

Hired surveyed more than 4,000 tech workers to find out which companies rank as their most desirable employers and how other organizations can compete for their attention. Download this report to learn what tech talent values most in a potential employer and how to improve your employer brand.

Apprenticeships and Six Ways They Can Benefit Your Company

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It’s no secret that companies in all employment sectors are facing challenging workforce shortages and gaps. What many companies don’t know is that apprenticeships offer a viable solution for recruiting, training and retaining world-class talent. Apprenticeships are an earn-as-you-learn, flexible workforce development tool and training strategy that can be customized to meet the needs of any business

The Essential Guide to Building a Successful Internship Program: A Q&A with Talent Consultant Karin Knutson

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Internships are still booming in today’s economy, which is good news for students and employers alike. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers anticipate hiring 2.6 percent more interns this year than they did last year, continuing the upward trend that shows organizations are leaning on internship programs to attract budding talent.

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Career Pathways Fast Track Programs: Connecting Jobseekers and Employers with Industry-Specific Boot Camps

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A boot camp is a fast track, industry-specific training program that enhances jobseekers’ skills to prepare them for employment in high-growth industries such as construction, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality or customer service. In communities across the United States, boot camps are being welcomed and endorsed by workforce boards, industry partnerships, educational institutions, and employers

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

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Workplace Culture Consulting Can Save Your Company’s Life

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If I told you that an intentionally planned culture has the power to align your organization’s people, processes, and workplace, wouldn’t you want to learn more? I thought so – keep reading! Culture is a buzzword that isn’t going away anytime soon

Fast-Track Boot Camps Help Manufacturing Companies Solve Talent Shortage

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Manufacturers are facing a dire employee shortage. While nearly every industry is being affected by the rapid retirement of the Baby Boomer generation and the reduced rate of Generation X and millennials entering the manufacturing workforce, the greatest risk the industry faces is failing to adapt. Some of the reasons for lack of adaption include: the low employment rate, skills gaps, and the inability to attract qualified workers

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. For organizations who urgently need expert guidance and advice and are looking for a more economic cost than traditional methods, a remote succession planning consultant might be a good fit

The Top Three Millennial Stereotypes and How to Address Them

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“They’re lazy. They don’t want to work like we did and they want so much accommodation. It’s like everything is a free-for-all. You can’t even count on them to show up on time. It’s hard to believe how much support and attention they want. I just can’t work with them.” Oh, I’m sorry. Did you think that was a quote about millennials

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Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

The Manufacturing Skills Gap: Four Strategies for Finding Talent in Manufacturing

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While just about every industry feels the burden of the mass exodus of boomers from the workforce, the manufacturing industry faces the greatest risk of failing to adapt. In this article, we’ll offer a snapshot of the current and projected state of the manufacturing industry, and even more important, we will outline four implementable strategies manufacturing companies can use to overcome the skill gaps facing the industry

How Does Leadership Development Fit in With Succession Planning? A Roadmap to Organizational Success

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Succession planning means different things to different people, but the most common theme among all the definitions that exist is that it involves making sure your business is prepared for the future. There are different types of succession planning, each of which depend on your type of business and your businesses’ specific situation

Evaluating Training Effectiveness: Are Your Staff Development Programs Providing Value?

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Training and staff development are investments, but how can we be sure we are getting the most out of the time and money we spend on training? According to the Harvard Business Review, last year the average employee received about $1,000 in training. For a 500-person company, that ends up being half a million dollars! With that type of investment, It’s important to be sure the training programs are truly effective. So, how can you measure effectiveness

Career Ladders vs. Career Lattices - Tools for Employee Development

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How are career ladders and lattices different? How are they the same? And which one is best for your organization’s talent management strategy? Although they’re both tools that organizations use to guide employees on a path of career progression, they differ in many ways! In this article, I will review how they’re different, what they have in common and which one might be the best choice for your organizational needs

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2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

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? The Skills Gap Analysis is like a bridge’s blueprint- it helps to identify the best way to span the gap