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How to Get the Most Out of Your Continuing Education Benefit Program

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In today’s competitive environment, businesses in all industries across the U.S., but especially in Tech and Healthcare, are looking for ways to recruit and retain employee talent. It may be a surprise to you that as many as 95 percent of businesses offer financial support for employee education as an employee benefit. Unfortunately, according to…
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Continuing Education – Not just for Employees Anymore!

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In November of last year, Fortune magazine reported that unfilled job openings at U.S. businesses create an economic cost of roughly $160 billion a year.[1] Yes, that’s with a B. The article attributes a part of this due to decreased production when positions remain unfilled. For example, when an open sales position exists a business…
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How to Create a Leadership Development Program for your Business

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The Leadership Development Factbook 2014: Benchmarks and Trends in U.S. Leadership Development, produced for Bersin by Deloitte reveals that Leadership continues to be the number one Human Capital concern for businesses[1]. As organizations struggle with leadership gaps at all management levels, the report shows businesses responding with more leadership development spending. Small companies saw the…
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The Importance of Business Communication for Your Organization

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Companies understand that internal communication is important to their business operations. Still, many fail to implement deliberate internal communication programs that address broader corporate needs such as revenue goals, brand consistency and company values. As a result, middle managers, co-workers, media, friends and outside organizations determine what messages employees receive.

Technology in Business Communication

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The technology explosion of the past two decades has left businesses running catch-up. It’s easy for an individual to use a smart phone, but how does a large, or even not-so-large, organization leverage that convenience into business advantage? In some cases, communication technology has even harmed efficiencies by introducing tools that generate massive amounts of…
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Employee Engagement Survey Questions

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Companies report talent acquisition, retention and reducing job-related stress are among their top business concerns.[1] Many are looking to understand and improve their corporate culture to attract and engage employees.  Surveys that collect employee feedback are a part of this process. But what questions should you ask? Here are a few tips for creating surveys…
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How Do You Measure Employee Engagement?

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Businesses are familiar with the process and benefits of data analysis. Performance data, such as revenue per customer and profit margin, help companies set goals and measure success. However, one metric often overlooked is employee engagement. According to Gallup’s “State of the Global Workplace Report,” only 30% of employed U.S. residents are classified as engaged…
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