To Find Strong Leaders, Look to Your Frontline Workforce

To cultivate engaged and invested leaders, East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) found that they need to look no further than their own frontline staff and do just that: engage and invest in them. With a direct correlation between a highly…

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#WorkTrends: How to Help People Reach Their Full Potential at Work

We all demand love in some form in our personal lives, but we skimp on asking for it at work. Treating people as a commodity instead of focusing on relationships is a surefire path to burnout and low long-term productivity,…

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From Preparation to Practice: Transformation of the Retail Ecosystem

"Equity is both a process and a goal.” – Jerry Hawkins, Director of the Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Initiative. In partnership with the National Fund and Central Iowa Works, Hope Street Group convened members of the Retail Opportunity…

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Investing in America's Workforce

The National Fund joins Federal Reserve Banks on Quality Jobs Initiative On October 31, 2018, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston hosted “Raising the Floor: Strategies That Make Jobs Work for All,” an event to mark the release of a…

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#LIAW- German Apprenticeship and the U.S. Culture

Apprenticeship is gaining momentum as a bipartisan workforce development strategy to address employer-expressed challenges. The combination of hands-on experience, classroom training and a paycheck are enticing policymakers and workforce stakeholders to reexamine and reinvigorate their apprenticeship efforts. This is especially…

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Rural Healthcare Providers Use Apprenticeship to Address Staffing Needs

Addressing the shortage of qualified medical and dental assistants is a challenge many healthcare organizations face, but in rural areas, the lack of nearby institutions with qualified training programs compounds the issue. To address the need and meet growing demand,…

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week at the National Fund

Today marks the beginning of National Apprenticeship Week (November 12-18, 2018)! Apprenticeship has evolved to fit the needs of the modern workforce. Earn while you learn programs thrive across the National Fund’s network of collaboratives and partners because they benefit…

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Falling Off a Cliff: When Workers Can’t Afford to Take a Job

Pick up the business section of any paper, and you’re bound to read an article about employers struggling to fill their open positions. We are swamped with messaging about the skills gap and the failures of workforce development systems and…

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Healthcare Connect: Developing Pipelines and Pathways for Frontline Workers

 “We’re going to help them explore information, and as they make choices with that information, we’ll be there to guide them.” - Laura Thompkins, Program Operations Manager, Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountains In this track organizations and providers, discussed strategies…

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