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5 Benefits of Investing in Employee Training and Development
Businesses that continue to thrive understand the continued importance of taking an active interest in developing internal talent. Here’s five reasons why.
How Businesses Can Profit with Purpose
Money helps us meet our basic needs, but what about our need for meaning? Businesses will profit, not just financially, by finding their souls.
The Increasing Value of Your MBA
For those looking to develop their careers, the job market promises to be increasingly favorable for MBA-holding talent.
Why We Need More Mothers in the Workplace
In the face of an ongoing talent war and a looming tech skills gap that’s expected to grow even larger, we can no longer afford to sideline mothers.
Career Education Helps Transition Veterans Into Civilians
For veterans wanting to enter the workforce, a career-specific education can make all the difference in easing the transition back into everyday life.
3 Reminders Women with a Technical Career Need to Hear
As employers push for a more diverse technical workforce, qualified women continue to be limited by oversights and misconceptions. Here’s what to look out for on your way to a fruitful career.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Negotiating Telework
It’s hard finding your balance while walking the tightrope between work and home life. By coming to a telework agreement with your employer, you'll be able to steady yourself.
The Hidden Advantages of Dyslexia
From Muhammad Ali to Albert Einstein, people with dyslexia continue to make groundbreaking achievements in every field. Why is there still a stigma?
Is Your Certificate Worth the Paper It’s Printed On?
An education and training certificate is a terrific achievement, but it could mean so much more when accreditation assures its quality and value.
Mike Rowe Debunks the Myth of a Modern Manufacturing Job
The former host of “Dirty Jobs” and “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” weighs in on the education and career paths Americans often overlook and do not travel, let alone encourage.
4 Unspoken Commitments for Educators Everywhere
Teachers help students become educated citizens and who they want to be far beyond the classroom.
Jason Mraz Sounds Off on the Value of Music Education and Exposure to the Arts in Creating Opportunity
Best known for his catchy lyrics and uplifting harmonies, Jason Mraz also partners with programs like VH1 Save the Music to ensure people have exposure to music.
How to Build the Skills You’ll Need for Psychiatric Nursing
Working as a psychiatric-mental health nurse can be highly rewarding. If you want to pursue this challenging field, however, having the proper credentials is essential.
Lauren Potter Is Defined by Ability, Not Disability
The “Glee” star talks about how she worked hard to achieve her dreams and why it’s important to look at someone’s skills, not their condition.
Are Game Design Degrees Worth It?
From old school arcade classics to cutting-edge virtual reality, gaming is one of the nation's favorite pastimes. But is a degree in game development worth the price tag?
How to Fix America’s Manufacturing Skills-Gap
According to political candidates, America needs more good-paying jobs. Fortunately, manufacturing is creating them. Now we need the skilled workers to take up the challenge.
Realizing Lifelong Learning for Engineers of Every Sort
Using the resources offered by outside organizations such as membership associations relevant to your profession can be an important component to developing a lifelong learning plan.
The Incredibly Rewarding Career You’ve Never Heard Of
With all the options available, industrial distribution should be a career field you’ve not only heard of but are seeking to work in. Here’s why.
Mobilizing the Factory Shop Floor
A quiet evolution has been taking place on the factory or shop floor writ large, and it’s changing the face of manufacturing.
How to Ensure Supply Chain Growth Doesn’t Lead to Reputational Risk
If they want to better manage supply chain intricacies, chief procurement officers must find a way to stay 10 steps ahead of its process.
Why America Needs More Skilled Manufacturing Workers
Augmented reality isn’t only reserved for video-game players, like the millions searching to capture Pokémon creatures on their cell phones.
Why the Trades Matter Now More Than Ever
The educational elite got it wrong: eliminating shop classes has had an epic effect on the economy, industry, crime and our children’s futures.
The Disability Community’s Powerful Potential
Employment and political participation are two strong sources of empowerment for people with disabilities, and access often means independence and self-determination.
Tapping the Potential of Our Disabled Workforce
From better wages to career development, here are some of the strides we’ve taken towards better appreciating our disabled workforce.
5 Things Pushing American Manufacturers to Go Digital
Small and medium sized manufactures will be slower to go digital. Here are the biggest factors to understand if you want to keep your company from being one of them.
The Mobile Workplace: Letting Your Cubicle Move With You
As trends evolve toward a more flexible workforce, a parallel trend is emerging: the rise of the ‘mobile’ workforce.
5 Megatrends That Are Transforming Manufacturing in 2016
The manufacturing sector is evolving faster and more thoroughly than at any other time in history.
Taking Manufacturing in America Online and to Greater Heights
Manufacturers, solution providers, technologists, researchers, academic institutions and governmental bodies have partnered for years to move manufacturing forward. But, never like this.
3 Practical Strategies for Landing a Startup Job
Interested in being a part of startup culture, but not sure how to get your foot in the door? Adriana Gascoigne, founder and CEO of Girls in Tech, opens her book of tips and tricks.
Your 7 Minute Guide to a Creative Career (Infographic)
More than ever before, hiring managers are realizing the benefits of talent that can think outside of the box.
5 Ways to Spot a ‘Work From Home’ Scam
Anyone can be the victim of a work-from-home scam, but if you know the red flags, you can skip over the fakes and secure a legitimate job.
How We Change the Image of Manufacturing Jobs for the Better
I’m often asked what keeps me up at night. What’s the biggest challenge our company faces? I never hesitate in my response: hands down, what keeps me awake is people.
4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Stay Healthy and Productive
I know what you’re thinking: You don’t have time to work out or eat healthy. Yes, you do. We all do. Stop making excuses and prioritize your health—your life and sanity depend on it.
Ideas of Interest: 14 Women in Tech Share Words of Wisdom
We asked a thirteen women across the tech world one question, and as you might expect from a diverse group of thinkers and tinkerers, no two answers were the same.
How Women Are Moving Manufacturing Forward
There is an untenable lack of skilled workers throughout the manufacturing sector. Today, employers are counting on women to spark the next generation of technological innovation.
Women in Tech: Recognizing Unconscious Bias
If we are to truly diversify the tech field, we must recognize the obstacle created by biases against women—and that these prevail among both men and women.
Thanks, Coach: Rethinking Company Training
Finding the right approach to help employees learn more effectively and bridge skills gaps can pay off for businesses.
From Preparation to Placement, Personal Fit Matters for Teachers
As preparation programs advance, so must recruitment and placement practices. Teachers’ understanding of their learning style and values can help ensure the right fit.
Business Training: Keeping Your Millennial Workforce On-Board
Millennials are taking over the workforce, bringing with them new expectations and values. Employers must modify their corporate cultures to attract, train and retain this generation.
Anticipating Corporate America’s Gender Shift
On both sides of the economic divide, working women are still fighting to be recognized for both their creative force and the spending power they wield.
Checking Your Career Pulse: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Today
If you find yourself at a crossroads, or simply in need of some guidance, make sure you’ve asked yourself these three questions to keep what’s key in focus.
STEM vs. Stigma: Where are the Women?
As we move deeper into the digital world, a changing landscape will continue to create opportunity, and educating both boys and girls in STEM from an early age is the perfect way to take advantage of this evolution.
Is an MBA Worth it for Mid-Career Advancement?
Often, it isn’t until business professionals reach middle management that they contemplate going back to school for their MBA. But by then, the challenges and responsibilities are far greater.
Nursing Today: Advancing Your Education
With the Institute of Medicine calling for a more highly educated workforce, employers today are seeking nurses with baccalaureate and graduate degrees in greater numbers.
Declining Enrollment in Teacher Education Programs Sparks Concern
Nationwide, enrollments in university-level teacher education programs have fallen by about 10 percent between 2004 and 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education.
Unlocking the Key to America’s Economic Engine
Manufacturing is at the heart of the American economy. Now that it’s back from the dead, we can build a real recovery around it.
Women’s Work: A Glimpse at the Changing Face of Manufacturing
As the skills gap looms over the U.S. manufacturing sector, there is much discussion about the role of women in manufacturing.
Against the Grain: Standing up for More Girls in Tech
The women who venture down the path less traveled to increase gender diversity in the tech industry offer themselves as role models for young girls looking to break into the business.
Manufacturing: A Blueprint for America’s Future
One of the keys to America’s greatness is its ability to make things—to devise and develop new products from the ingenuity and skill of manufacturers.
Meet the New Millennial-Fueled Manufacturing Industry
Don't call it a comeback. We asked four industry experts to sound off on the reasons behind the recent boom, and what it will take to keep it rolling ahead full-steam.
Creative Staffing and Recruiting Helps Open Doors
Pursuing a career in the arts has long been considered a somewhat risky move. Finding employment is challenging enough, without searching for a position in an “impractical” field. But that appears to be changing.
How to Manufacture a Stronger Career
Advancements made within university settings are implemented in manufacturing companies every day. New technologies are opening the doors for those students aspiring for careers in the manufacturing sector.
Shaping The Future Of Design
We sat down with Jessica Walsh, a designer and art director working as a partner at a New York City design firm, to talk about typography, freelancing, coding and the ever-evolving design industry.
Bringing the Classroom to Our Enlisted Men and Women
Kitsap or Kandahar? No matter where they are, service members are increasingly tapping into online programs to earn their degree.
Productive Contact Center Agents Equals Satisfied Customers
Increasing customer satisfaction is paramount to a company’s success. As a result, smart companies are focused on providing the best possible customer experience.
Mike Rowe: What Does a ‘Good’ Job Look Like, Anyway?
Too many great opportunities are falling through the cracks, and too many people are being influenced by someone else’s definition of a “good job.”
How Supply Chain Management Is Changing in 2015
As manufacturing relies on more and more innovative and advanced materials, the supply chain must keep up with them — what they’re made of, how they perform, and how they’re sourced.
A Mobile Marketer’s Guide to Driving Engagement
Industries ranging from political to educational are now utilizing mobile methods to drive engagement and improve open rates.
Computer Science: Dictating Careers in Digital Technology
In a world of digital technology, computer science is the new liberal art, with concepts as fundamental to learning as reading and mathematics.
Lights, Camera, Error: How This Pixar Director Hit His Stride
Take it from the masters at Pixar—making mistakes isn’t only an unavoidable part of creating; it’s essential to growing and breaking new ground.
How Online Communities Nurture Entrepreneurs
Where will the next generation of tech entrepreneurs come from? Will it be self-discovery, or will they rise from communities they fuel?
4 Qualities Tech Leaders Need to Have in 2015
A Facebook veteran highlights the qualities shared by the notable tech leaders and luminaries of today—many of which she witnesses first-hand.
The New Normal: Meet America’s Nontraditional Students
Obtaining a higher level of education is still as relevant as ever. No matter what stage of life you are in, there is always a way to advance your education and career.
Supporting Our Student Veterans: A University’s Crucial Role
Thousands of veterans are returning home from combat and military service to pursue an education to improve their career outlook in the civilian sector.
4 Ways to Maximize the ROI on Your College Degree
College can provide a great return on investment, which can even be increased with a little financial diligence.
Using Lifelong Learning To Get and Stay Smart
Technology is helping people learn on their own schedules using the Internet, smartphones and tablets.
Mikel Welch’s Blueprints for Better Office Design
Former HGTV star and current design expert on the “Steve Harvey Show” Mikel Welch discusses how he got his start, and offers helpful tips for home office design.
Understanding How E-Learning Re-Maps Corporate Training
Here’s how custom e-learning systems can encourage lasting learning among corporate employees.
Breaking Down the Benefits of Learning Management Systems
The scalability and associated efficiency an LMS provides is one of the primary benefits that organizations look for when adding an LMS to drive their internal learning systems. Here are a few more positives.
Why Did I Want to Learn How to Code?
Students and professionals from within one of the most visible companies working to address our digital workforce’s biggest hurdles answer the big question.
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