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

Posted by Brian Sorenson on August 22, 2017

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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New Study Shows Communities How to Build Career Pathways

Posted by Brian Sorenson on July 21, 2017

Topics: Workforce Development, Career Pathing

There’s no question that obtaining a college degree or credential is generally an effective way to increase earning potential. As the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics noted in an April 2017 survey, the median usual weekly earnings for a full-time employee with a bachelor’s degree is $464 more than that of someone with only a high school diploma. (~$2,210/mo or ~$24,218/yr) The unemployment rate of those with a bachelor’s degree is also only 2.5 percent, far less than the 5.2 percent of those with just a high school education.

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How CAEL is Creating Career Awareness in High Demand Fields in Tennessee

Posted by Brian Sorenson on May 25, 2017

Topics: Workforce Development, Recruiting Talent, Partnerships, Career Pathing

When we at CAEL think about Tennessee, amazing music,  barbeque  and scenery come to mind, but so does economic boom, job growth and increased levels of education. Now, it will for you too...

 

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JPMorgan Chase Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights CAEL’s Efforts to Illuminate Career Pathways

Posted by Brian Sorenson on May 2, 2017

Topics: Career Mapping, Partnerships, CAEL News, Career Pathing

JPMorgan Chase recently released the firm’s annual corporate responsibility report, which highlights efforts to drive economic growth and have a meaningful impact on communities throughout the world. Of note, this year’s report draws attention to a project that’s having a substantial impact on an industry and the communities it strengthens: PetrochemWorks.com

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CAEL’s Client Relations VP Lynn Schroeder Shares How to Mend the Healthcare Labor Gap

Posted by Brian Sorenson on April 27, 2017

Topics: Recruiting Talent, Transparency, Career Pathing

As we’ve found, the skills gap is a problem that transcends any singular industry or job type. From manufacturing to the tech industry, the skills gap is indiscriminate in harming blue, white and emerging ‘new collar’ roles. 

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

Posted by Brian Sorenson on April 18, 2017

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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Peter Cottontail Has Company: Job Hopping is on the Rise

Posted by Brian Sorenson on April 6, 2017

Topics: Employee Retention, Talent Management, Career Pathing

If a new study released by Crain’s is any indication, any hopping you might hear around the corner this season won’t be coming from a rabbit bearing baskets, but rather from employees leaping to job opportunities elsewhere.

The study of more than 650 employees in the Chicagoland area showed that close to two out of three employees believed that...

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How Data Can Help HR Track and Improve Employee Retention, Turnover Rates

Posted by Brian Sorenson on March 29, 2017

Topics: Employee Retention, Transparency, Career Pathing

We’re awash in data. From the smartphone we carry with us every waking moment, to the Fitbit we wear as we sleep, we produce and have access to data to an extent never before possible. Of course, the value of such data is in our ability to use it to improve ourselves.

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Looking to Motivate Employees? Promotions, Not Salary Increases, May Be your Best Bet

Posted by Brian Sorenson on January 5, 2017

Topics: Workforce Development, Best Practices, Career Pathing

A new study from advisory firm Korn Ferry has provided some surprising insight into the most effective way to motivate employees. Flying in the face of conventional wisdom on the subject, a job promotion, not a salary increase, is the most commonly preferred form of recognition for employees, per the results of Korn Ferry's survey. According to the study, 63 percent of employees prefer recognition of a job well done by way of a promotion without a pay increase over a salary bump without any additional recognition.

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Three Workplace Trends to Watch for in 2017

Posted by Brian Sorenson on January 3, 2017

Topics: Employee Retention, Best Practices, Career Pathing

It's a new year, bringing with it new trends in response to the rapid evolution of today's workplace. Throughout 2016, companies were committed to building stronger and more agile workforces, leading to promising new technology, initiatives, research and partnerships to encourage growth. Thankfully, 2017 looks to pick up where 2016 left off, showing great promise for organizations and their employees. Here are three trends to be on the lookout for in 2017.

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