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

Posted by Brian Sorenson on July 14, 2017

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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CAEL’s Lynn Schroeder: Tuition Reimbursement Programs Deliver Powerful Results

Posted by Brian Sorenson on June 26, 2017

Topics: Talent Management, Tuition Reimbursement, Talent Mobility

Tuition assistance programs are all the rage. According a study by the Society for Human Resource Management, more than 60 percent of American employers offer a form of tuition assistance to employees. Tuition-related benefits are popular for good reason; according to a study by Lumina Foundation, such benefits can lead to an impressive return on investment for organizations.

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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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What Businesses Should Consider Before Offering Tuition Assistance Programs

Posted by Brian Sorenson on March 23, 2017

Topics: Employee Incentives, Talent Management, Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition assistance programs benefit employer and employee alike. Helping employees access education opportunities helps them reach personal and professional goals, in turn increasing the likelihood they’ll feel engaged and fulfilled at their current job. Moreover, removing barriers to higher education allows employees to earn the knowledge and gain the skills they’ll need to successfully carry out today’s fast-paced jobs, regardless of where they are in their careers.

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Introducing The Middle Skill Gap

Posted by Brian Sorenson on March 15, 2017

Topics: Workforce Development, Talent Management

Middle-skill jobs, typically defined as roles that require an education and training beyond a high school level but below that from a four-year college, are in high demand. Just ask AccuRounds, the Massachusetts based precision manufacturing company that can’t find enough qualified employees needed to reach growth goals.

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How One Company Shows an Educated Workforce Will Win the Day for American Manufacturing

Posted by Brian Sorenson on March 1, 2017

Topics: Workforce Development, Talent Management

Recently, we noted the growing trend of manufacturing jobs, roles formerly classified as unskilled, increasingly requiring a post-secondary degree or credential. As automation gradually replaces some positions, skills requirements for remaining roles continue to increase. In light of the increased national attention on manufacturing positions and the workforce, NBC News looked at how leadership at DeForest Wisconsin-based EVCO Plastics is responding to the realities of manufacturing today with an emphasis on employee investment, including providing upskilling and education opportunities.

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New Study Reveals Most In-Demand Workforce Skills for 2017

Posted by Brian Sorenson on January 11, 2017

Topics: Workforce Development, Talent Management, The Growth of Adaptive Learning

Some employee skills and attributes like timeliness, are in demand in any organization and in any industry. Yet as a business adapts to the changing demands of the industry in which it operates, so too will it set its sights on employees who possess unique new skills to meet them. This year, as workplace trends shape hiring, onboarding and upskilling procedures, it’s important to take a look at what some of those new workforce skills will be. To do that, HR Drive shares a recent study on the burgeoning demand for trending skillsets.

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How an Aging Workforce and Growing Skills Gap Is Threatening Montana’s Economy

Posted by Brian Sorenson on January 9, 2017

Topics: Recruiting Talent, Talent Management, Employee Training

At four percent, Montana’s unemployment rate is a full percent lower than the national average. While that’s a good sign, Montana employers’ demand for suitably skilled workers to fill the abundant positions available are being hamstrung by an issue that’s all too familiar to workforce and economic development experts: the widening skills gap

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Business Champions to Organization Leaders: Keep Focus on Employee Learning a Priority

Posted by Brian Sorenson on December 14, 2016

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Incentives, Talent Management, Knowledge Transfer

During the closing panel of CAEL’s 2016 International Conference, “The Working Learner: Business Champions Share Key Workplace Initiatives,” business leaders from Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), Hilton Worldwide and UPS converged to share their experiences helping employees gain access to upskilling and higher education opportunities. Hilton Worldwide chief learning officer Kimo Kippen, HCSC vice president of human resources Mary Jo Burfeind and retired chief human resources officer of UPS Michael Johnson gave an illuminating look at how their organizations have evolved their employee education options and the challenges they’ve overcome in implementing them.  

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