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The Case for Apprenticeships in 2019

Posted by Dawn Lang on Jul 26, 2019 3:04:08 PM

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Engagement, Career Mapping, Career Pathing

For many people, mention apprenticeships and they immediately think of programs supported by labor unions that provide on-the-job training in a technical trade such as plumbing, HVAC or construction. Apprenticeships in the 21st century look very different, though, as more technology and service fields such as nursing, education, IT, energy and the insurance industry embrace apprenticeships. Leaders in these fields see apprenticeships as a way of filling the growing number of middle-skills jobs, defined as jobs that require some postsecondary education but less than a four-year college degree.

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New Year, New Attitudes about Careers

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Jan 26, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Topics: Employee Engagement, PathSavvy

A new report offers insight into the rapidly evolving employee expectations of how a career should be defined and what it should offer. The eye-opening insights can inform a deeper conversation on how employers can foster a workplace environment that encourages employee satisfaction and engagement–a conversation CAEL has been leading with the career pathing solution PathSavvy and advising resource CareerSavvy

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Considering Career Pathing? Your Organization Might Be Better Prepared for it Than You Think

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Aug 22, 2017 1:39:27 PM

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Engagement, Employee Retention, Talent Management, Career Pathing

If you were to ask 100 organizational leaders about what stands in their way of implementing a new talent management strategy like career pathing, you might get 100 unique answers. But as diverse as the responses you receive may be, most of them can be summed up with one area of concern: Uncertainty about sufficient cultural support within the organization to ensure success of the new strategy.

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CAEL and JPMorgan Chase Bring 7,500 Rewarding Financial Services Jobs to the Forefront with BankingOnMyCareer.com

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Jul 14, 2017 10:49:30 AM

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Engagement, Employee Retention, Talent Management, Partnerships, CAEL News, career development

As we reported last month, CAEL has partnered with JPMorgan Chase to create a powerful new platform to help New Yorkers gain insight into the 7,500 positions in the area’s lucrative financial services sector: BankingOnMyCareer.com.

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Plan Your Workforce Investment Strategy with the Upskilling Playbook

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Jun 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Topics: Employee Engagement, Talent Mobility

Providing upskilling opportunities is one of the surest ways an employer can foster a workforce that remains nimble and engaged. Such opportunities answer the question that’s at the forefront of the minds of organizational leaders throughout the country: How can an organization support employee development in a way that has a positive impact on the bottom line?

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The Stories of Those in the Skills Gap

Posted by Brian Sorenson on May 8, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Engagement

Tackling topics like workforce reinvention, structural unemployment and economic development prove difficult for even the most experienced workforce and economic development experts. With so many moving parts in play that impact those issues, turning the often complex subject matter into easily understood and shareable information becomes essential for reaching a greater number of Americans. 

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CAEL’s Lynn Schroeder: Businesses Have Powerful New Tools to Retain Employees at their Disposal

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Apr 18, 2017 1:49:05 PM

Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Retention, Career Pathing

America’s workforce is graying. Every day, 10,000 baby boomers retire, leaving a talent pool that’s made significantly more shallow in their wake. If this leads to a significant shortage of employees as recent studies suggest, employers need to reevaluate hiring and retention strategies, and they need to do it soon. 

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Now is the Time for (Strategic) Employee Investment

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Jan 23, 2017 9:20:52 AM

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Engagement

While much is rightly made of the important role the government can play in fostering the right conditions to ameliorate the skills gap—which includes supporting adult workers in earning a postsecondary degree or credential, encouraging underserved populations to join high growth sectors and assisting veterans in transitioning from service to civilian life—businesses don’t need to wait for government help to improve their workforce. Indeed, in the view of John Streur and George Serafeim, to do so could harm needed efforts to meet talent demands.

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Avoiding Dragons: How Career Exploration Tools Help Organizations Chart a Course for Success

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Nov 18, 2016 12:02:13 PM

Topics: Employee Engagement, Career Mapping, Career Pathing, Talent Mobility

In antiquity, cartographers marked unknown territories with the ominous note: Here be dragons. Like maritime explorers traversing parts unknown, employees boldly chart a course every time they reach a new height in their careers, hoping to avoid threats that may arise. This journey can be exciting, inspiring and motivating. Yet as anyone who has asked the question, “Where do I go from here?” can attest, the journey can also be a stressful one when lacking direction. That’s why solutions like CAEL’s PathSavvy can play a vital role in supporting employees as they develop, helping them avoid the threat of the unknown by giving them a pathway throughout their organizations.        

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Think You Know Career Advising? Four Benefits of Career Advising You Might Not Have Considered

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Oct 20, 2016 1:13:50 PM

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Engagement, Talent Management, career development

What do you envision when you hear “career advising”?

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