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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.

Corporate Culture - Your Secret Weapon in Talent Management: How to Define and Enhance Yours

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Corporate culture. It’s like a magnetic force that pulls talent toward your organization. Is your pull strong or weak? In all seriousness, though, it’s a hot topic in the war for talent.

Employer Branding Case Study – Barton Malow - A Question & Answer Session with HR Vice President, Jennifer Sulak-Brown

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There are many companies who stand out when it comes to employer branding. Those who deliver a dynamic, consistent experience to employees are more likely to develop and benefit from a strong employer brand.

5 Key Talent Acquisition Strategies for Hiring Better Talent Than Your Competitors

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You’re standing in an art gallery filled with paintings. What draws your eye toward a particular canvas? It might be the vibrant colors or the naturistic scene … but something makes it stand out, right?

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

The Importance of Combining Workforce and Economic Development Initiatives

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If there is one key word to pull from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA), it is collaboration. WIOA has created a unique and exciting opportunity for collaboration at the state level between local workforce and economic development agencies.

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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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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.

Do More with Less!

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Do you continue to struggle to find or retain workers? Are you having to deal with rising labor costs simply to hire staff? Is a lack of people power restricting you from taking on new business? Stop the vicious cycle and lean things out

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WIOA Career Navigation Offers More Career Services at American Job Centers

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Did you know that WIOA requires states and Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDB) to develop and deliver Career Services through the American Job Centers? Basic Career Services must be made available to all customers interested in seeking assistance from American Job Centers

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2019 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

The unemployment rate has just hit 3.6%, the lowest jobless rate since 1969. Yet 50% of the time, the winning candidate hits the hiring manager’s inbox within 1 week when utilizing the BountyJobs platform. Download this report for a definitive collection of industry trends in critical hiring, brought to you by the world's leading recruiter engagement platform.

Succession Planning 101: Biggest Mistakes

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When it comes to succession planning, thoughtful consideration is imperative in helping businesses remain viable. Review these common mistakes and the suggested success strategies to save yourself and your company from lost profits and leadership woes, and watch the video included

Struggling to Retain Top Talent? Be an Active Participant in Your Own Rescue!

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This past summer, my wife and I went white water rafting on the Nantahala River in Bryson City, North Carolina (which I would strongly recommend, by the way).

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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

Succession Planning 101: When to Start?

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You may be wondering, when is the best time to begin thinking about a Succession Plan? As the tried-and-true saying goes, “Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today.”

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.

Corporate Goal Setting – How it Impacts the Success of Your Business

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Would you choose to take steps to strengthen your business and enhance its reputation if it meant improving your organization’s ultimate performance? The goal (no pun intended!) of this blog is to lay out the process you’ll need to do just that.

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What is Full Employment and How it is Impacting WIOA Service Delivery

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For the first time in over 20 years, the number of job openings equals the number of unemployed. As of March 2018, there were 6.5 million open jobs and 6.59 million unemployed! As of May 2018, the unemployment rate was 3.8%. This is considered a full employment market

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

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When it comes to knowledge management (KM), not everyone agrees on its definition or value. Some people believe that KM is a stand-alone program or project, but that is incorrect.

Succession Planning 101: Pass Down or Sell?

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Did you know 60% of 2nd generation family business owners fail? For 3rd generation owners, it goes up to an astonishing 90%! It goes without saying that deciding whether or not to pass the baton to the next generation requires thoughtful consideration.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

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.

MEATA Conference Reflections and the Rise of Apprenticeships

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This year I had the honor of attending the Michigan Educators Apprenticeship and Training Association’s (MEATA) 2018 Spring conference in Traverse City, MI, attended by nearly 200 professionals.

The Beauty of Hiring People with Disabilities

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In addition, I have seen that people with disabilities bring unique perspectives to the table. Many of them have learned to think outside of the box to overcome architectural, attitudinal, and accessible technology barriers that are still a part of their daily lives.

Why Your Company Should Invest in Career Sculpting

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At the heart of a successful Career Sculpting program is a team of Career Sculptors – high-performing representatives designated to tap into employees’ skills, goals, interests and passions.

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

How an Effective Leader Engages Employees and Increases Retention

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Cultivate a personal connectionI’ve always believed in a “people first, employees second” philosophy. With my team, I’ve seen firsthand the positive shift in employees’ attitudes and commitment once they realize that I’m looking out for their best interests, not only as their manager, but as their mentor and friend.

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Servant Leadership: A Lesson in Building Relationships

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The way I measure my success as a leader is by regularly asking myself these four questions: Speaking of building relationships, I’d like to share a defining moment in my career a several years ago when I faced adversity while acquiring additional business. A very important client asked us to step in by operating a career center after the previous provider had committed fraud. Starting from square one would be putting it lightly! It took a lot of time, energy and persistence to build

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Company Benefits and Retention: It’s More Than Just Retirement Plans and Insurance

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Many of us have one of those “buy 10, get 1 free” cards stuffed somewhere in our wallet or purse. It seems every company is concerned about customer retention, but how many companies are concerned about employee retention

Road Trips, Talent and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

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As I was reflecting on these trips, I found myself drawing parallels to the work environment. As an organization, we work with thousands of employers throughout the country, and they are all trying to win the war on talent by prevailing in the smaller battles on the attraction and retention fronts.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

Addressing the Skill Shortage

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But for a minute, let’s imagine a scenario where, in order to become a new parent, you did have to pass an interview, just like in the business world.

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Succession Planning and Knowledge Capture in a Technology Driven World

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Is your workforce getting older? If you are like most manufacturers, your workforce is aging. In many situations, you may have critical positions and skill sets at risk of competitive poaching, retirement, illness or worse. The problem is common, yet most companies are not dealing with the issue proactively. Instead, they wait until a key employee’s departure is inevitable or has already occurred

Why the CEO's Head Isn't the Best Place for a Succession Plan

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When it comes to running a successful company, there’s no question that profit and growth are only sustainable if a clear succession plan is in place. What good is your business if all the institutional knowledge needed to handle the in’s and out’s of the company is tucked away in your CEO’s head

5 Tips for Keeping a Job

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But landing that job opportunity is just a first step. Keeping the job as you continue to work towards your career goals can prove challenging for some. You must strive to demonstrate to your supervisors that you are a good worker – a fast learner who is dedicated to self-improvement.

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5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.