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Plan Your Workforce Investment Strategy with the Upskilling Playbook

Posted by Brian Sorenson on June 30, 2017

Topics: Talent Mobility, Employee Engagement

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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Johnstown, Pennsylvania: A Lesson on the Importance of Workforce Dynamism

Posted by Brian Sorenson on June 27, 2017

Topics: Talent Mobility, Workforce Development, Employee Training

The New York Times recently shared a look at how the shuttering of manufacturers impacts the rest of a community’s economy, and it paints a bleak portrait.

Looking at Johnstown, Pa., a town that was long bolstered by a thriving steel industry which has since foundered, the article draws attention to men and women outside that industry who have been affected by the closure of area steel mills. 

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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, Talent Mobility, Tuition Reimbursement

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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Millennial Mythbusters

Posted by Brian Sorenson on May 15, 2017

Topics: Millennials, Talent Mobility, Workforce Development

We’ve all heard the generalizations about millennials. Millennials job hop as a matter of course. Millennials eschew the kind of loyalty for their employers that previous generations held. Millennials are unwilling to put forth the effort to succeed in the workplace. These and other stereotypes about millennials, now the largest generation of employees in the workforce, are pervasive.

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Bend, Don’t Break: New Study Shows How Internal Employee Flexibility Pays Off

Posted by Brian Sorenson on December 5, 2016

Topics: Workforce Development, Talent Mobility, Career Pathing

Talk to any qualified yogi and you’ll hear the same thing: flexibility is immensely beneficial. Turns out, employees stand to benefit from the principles of flexibility as well—job flexibility. But if the thought of your employees performing the figurative crescent lunge pose and reaching for other roles sends you into a tizzy, a new study by Future Workplace should help you see how employee flexibility is good for employers as well. 

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The Internal Talent Marketplace is Open for Business

Posted by Brian Sorenson on November 23, 2016

Topics: Career Pathing, Talent Mobility, Workforce Development

Adult learners and those who support adult learners’ success have a lot to be thankful for this year, but so too do those focused on workforce development. That’s because 2016 has seen a host of positive movement in the way of fostering talent to increase employee retention, skills, education and engagement. Of all the strategies organization leaders can employ to develop its workforce, 2016 has shown how software that provides insight into internal career opportunities—like CAEL’s PathSavvy—provides the unique insight into their workforces they need to best implement effective strategies.  

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

Posted by Brian Sorenson on November 18, 2016

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

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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Bridging the Skills Gap from Within

Posted by Brian Sorenson on October 4, 2016

Topics: career development, Talent Mobility, Workforce Development, Employee Engagement, Knowledge Transfer

The skills gap—or talent gap—is real. Defined as the gap between the skills a position demands and the shortage of available employees who are capable of meeting them, the skills gap threatens to undermine economic gains, hinder the competitiveness of our workforce, stifle innovation and harm employee morale.    

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How Talent Mobility Improves More than Just Employee Retention

Posted by Brian Sorenson on September 27, 2016

Topics: Career Pathing, Employee Engagement, Talent Mobility, Workforce Development

It’s no secret: Talent mobility is increasingly recognized as an important litmus test employees use to determine whether they’ll stay within an organization or leave for greener pastures. Defined as an organization’s ability to identify organizational needs, employees’ skill and potential, and the capacity for making transparent succession possibilities for employees, it’s clear why today’s workforce, increasingly nimble and hungry for a challenge, values a workplace that affords career movement.

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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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