What are your toughest jobs to fill? More importantly, are you looking in the right places to fill them? You might be surprised.
Back in 2015 during the AFC football championship, New England Patriot Julian Edelman (who is not a quarterback) threw a 51-yard touchdown pass that changed the course of the game. That moment holds lessons for businesses as well as football teams.
Education assistance is by no means the only important factor when it comes to improving quality of hire; but it is indicative of an organization that is focused on development as a key part of its organizational culture. Organizations that maintain this kind of focus do achieve differentiated business results.
When it comes to how organizations create and maintain competitive advantage, these days the conversation often turns to culture. But what does culture require?
It’s estimated that today’s college students leave campus with nearly $40,000 in student debt. And it’s affecting more than just their own budgets. “For employers, this is a major concern,” writes EdAssist’s Chris Duchesne in October’s Workspan magazine.
For adult learners, higher education has a different purpose than it had when they were younger, with a focus on new and very specific goals. As a result, it’s simply not possible to adequately assess a school or program based solely on the qualifications important to an 18-year-old incoming freshman.
More than half of today’s working nurses are Boomers nearing retirement; and the Health and Medicine division of the American Academy of Science is recommending that 80% of nurses have baccalaureate degrees by the year 2020.
“Hospitals need to be proactive about identifying qualified employees to fill this staffing gap.”
No matter what the job, there’s a lot to be said for letting the experts do what they do best. In our work at EdAssist, I hear people say often that they thought running an education assistance program would mean a rubber stamp and a checkbook. Then they tried it out.
The talent landscape is about to make some sharp shifts that will require employers to get creative with how they recruit, retain, and engage their people. Keeping tabs on your education assistance program and strategically and regularly fine-tuning it can help you keep up with five big talent challenges ahead.
If gamification is turning up in every corner of the business world, it shouldn’t be a surprise. People have been learning through games since they started counting by playing Chutes and Ladders. What might be a surprise is how well games work.