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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.

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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

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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.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

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? In this blog, EDSI's Jim Bitterle will answer questions about the findings from his book research and share best practices and “unquittable” tips companies can use to ensure their talent management strategy is effective and competitive in the 21st century

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. Well, these perceptions may seem true to many business leaders, but to others, they couldn’t be further from the truth

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

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?

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

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.

Virtual Job Search: 5 Ways Workforce Development Professionals Can Use Technology to Help Jobseekers

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One great thing about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is its advocacy of the use of technology for the improvement of teaching, learning, professional development, productivity, system efficiencies and accessibility.

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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.

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.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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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How Immersive Technology is Preparing Workforce Program Participants for Careers and Life Skills - A Q&A with Workforce Development Industry Experts, Jeff Harris and Adam Torr

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When you think of classroom technology, what visual comes to mind? A laptop computer? An iPad? A PowerPoint presentation used by a teacher to deliver the lesson? These are definitely still tools that are being used by educators and trainers across the U.S.,

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 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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Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

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

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

Virtual Reality Being Used to Benefit Jobseekers as Part of Classroom Instruction

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EDSI is thrilled to announce a new virtual reality tool now available to jobseekers participating in pre-employment workshops in three offices in the Philadelphia, PA area.

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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

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

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

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

5 Get-Started Steps for Your Small Business Succession Plan

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As a small business owner, you’re crazy busy with everyday tasks that support running a successful company … yet planning for the future is essential to ensure financial stability and growth. This is where Succession Planning comes into the picture

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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Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

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

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

What is Knowledge Management and Why is it Important to Your Company?

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If you’re interested in learning more about knowledge management, or if you need more insight on why it’s important to your company, you’ve come to the right place.

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

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Identifying Successors to Run Your Company: Family Vs. Non-Family

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Many business owners dream that their sons or daughters will take over the family business, but struggle with feeling confident it’s what’s best for the company.

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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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

Career Pathway Models for Community Colleges: Closing the Gap on Opportunity and Success

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Broadly speaking, current federal workforce policy aims to bridge the needs of employers and jobseekers through training and other support measures. Is this happening and how successful is it? At a time when close to 65% of our country’s open positions require some form of higher education or post-secondary credential, it is crucial for education and workforce development partners to work together to meet the needs of employers and jobseekers

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.