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Lynn Schroeder

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Effective Onboarding Should Include Emphasis on Learning Opportunities

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on August 25, 2016

Topics: Talent Management, Employee Training

About half of outside hires in senior positions fail within the first year and a half, new data shows. And half of all newly hired hourly employees leave within the first 120 days.

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Activate Your Talent Mobility Strategy with Career Pathing

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on August 23, 2016

Topics: Talent Mobility, Career Mapping, career development

Your employees want to grow within your organization, but most don’t know where to begin and which career options make sense. This can lead to unmotivated and disengaged employees who leave your company to work for your competitors . . . or worse employees that stay at your company in roles they don’t like resulting in decreased productivity and a decreased bottom line. Having a solid talent mobility strategy in place can energize your employees and lead to a skilled and future-ready workforce. 

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The Right Way to Deliver Feedback During Training

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on August 17, 2016

Topics: Assessment, Employee Engagement

All managers need precise strategies in place for how to constructively provide employees with detailed, relevant feedback. It is especially essential during training and educational development.

Think about it. Even elementary students expect progress reports. It is only human nature to want to know where we stand in terms of progress and proficiency during a learning process.

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Fostering Online Communities for Employee Learning

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on August 3, 2016

Topics: Adult Learning Success

Setting up an online community where your employees can collaborate on topics related to workplace learning is an important move for your organization.

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Growing Your Talent and Leadership Pipelines at the Same Time

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on July 27, 2016

Topics: Talent Management

Companies today cannot rely on outside recruiting to fill positions. Instead, they must develop their own skilled workforce as well as identify and nurture their future leaders. Competition for highly qualified employees is fierce at all levels, and this is especially true for those possessing hard-to-find skills or credentials that are difficult to earn.

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Removing the Obstacles to Employee Engagement

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on July 20, 2016

Topics: Trends in Higher Education

In recent years, a great deal of attention has been paid to benefits of employee engagement. Engaged employees are more productive, have better morale, and are less likely to take unscheduled time off. A variety of articles have been written on how to engage employees effectively.

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PetrochemWorks.com Matches Job Seekers with Real-Time Job Opportunities in the Petrochemical Industry

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on July 5, 2016

Topics: career development, Career Mapping, Recruiting Talent

A new website that helps students and adults tap into career opportunities in the petrochemical industry -which is thriving during this downturn in the energy sector - is now available.

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UpSkill America and Business Champions: Invest in the Front-line Workforce, Invest in Our Future

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on May 9, 2016

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Engagement

Last year the Obama Administration launched an UpSkill initiative to encourage employers and others to invest in the front-line workforce. On April 25th, the Lumina Foundation, Aspen’s UpSkill America and CAEL’s Business Champions hosted an interactive event with more than 200 attendees from across the country to come together to learn how organizations can focus on their front-line workers to get the most business impact. The event was hosted at the National Press Club.

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Spanning the Gap Between the Workforce and the Educational System

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on May 9, 2016

Topics: Partnerships

Information released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in June revealed some puzzling data.

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Let's Get Fired Up

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on April 12, 2016

Topics: Employee Motivation

We know we should go to exercise class or put some habit down, but in a given moment, we might not do what we should. A cluster of brain neurons, however, are the ones critical to motivate. What if you could hack into them?

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