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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.

Statewide Workforce Innovation Efforts Expand With Support of National Governors Association

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Exciting progress is happening in the world of workforce development.

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The COVID Impact: Enhanced Virtual Services Benefit Jobseekers and Employers at AJCs

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As employers and organizations across the country continue to face workforce challenges, finding new ways to connect with customers is crucial.

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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.

The 2021 Global Employee Survey

In our third annual survey of employee sentiment regarding working on a global team, we analyzed results from 1,250 employees from 15 countries. We look at perception of their company, intention to stay in their role, and overall job satisfaction.

Chester County, PA Spotlight: Career Corps Helps Youth Prepare for Life After High School

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Are students prepared for life after high school? What can be done to better support and guide students as they approach graduation and beyond?

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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Is Your Region Effectively Engaging with Older Workers? Six Strategies for Success

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Are your state and local workforce strategies optimized to support and engage older workers in your region?

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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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

Leverage Powerful Data, More Actionable Plan for Better Workforce Engagement

Engagement surveys deliver volumes of data, but leaders often need a path to actionable insights. How do leading survey platforms help to build better employee engagement? Explore Gallagher's latest whitepaper to leverage data with insights that work.

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?

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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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

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

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: Workbright

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!

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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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.

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 Make the Hybrid Model Work for Your Team

Can you give your employees the best of both worlds? Research has shown that when executed correctly, hybrid working models can allow companies to recruit better talent, achieve innovation, and build a flexible, productive future.

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.

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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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?

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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What Is the Top HR Priority in 2021? Attracting and Retaining Talent

The war for talent is heating up. The 2021 Gallagher Workforce Trends Report: People & Organizational Wellbeing Strategy provides a data-driven approach to total rewards, helping you attract and retain a competitive workforce and drive organizational success.

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.

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.

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.

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

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual on-boarding? 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, August 19th at 2 PM E.T. for more information.

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.

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

Apprenticeship Program Benefits, Growth and Development: Why You Need Them in Your Local Area

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The federal government is helping to fund apprenticeship programs for employers more than ever right now. This goes beyond dollars; we’re talking about individualized support, skill assessment and guidance, resources, and more. So why the flood of money and focus to this specific type of training

Training Needs Analysis: What To Do Before You Develop Your Training Plan- Free Download

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What is a Training Needs Analysis? When it comes to learning and development, training needs analysis (TNA) is a process which helps you review the current state of your organization’s training. It is a highly valuable tool to aid in the design and development of an effective training program

7 Compliance Challenges Companies Face When Growing Globally

Are you focusing on what’s important when it comes to global compliance? From entity setup to hiring, financial reporting to the ever-changing world of regulations, compliance plays a key role on every step of the journey toward long-term success.