Month: March 2020

THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT MINDSET SHIFTS TO MAKE IN 2020

My head is spinning. As someone consumed with workforce trends, January is my jackpot. Each day I probably receive 100 or more emails, newsletters and Google alerts about what thought leaders and experts suggest will be dominant 2020 workplace trends. Fortunately, there are some themes running through all the prognostications: […]

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THE CASE FOR ETHICAL HACKING

When it comes to addressing the threat of cyber attack, companies are starting to borrow from the playbook of their would-be enemies by hacking their own systems before others get the chance. The practice is called “ethical hacking” and it’s an approach that recently gained worldwide attention when it was revealed […]

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WHY THE 40-HOUR WORKWEEK IS BROKEN: Q&A WITH JODY THOMPSON

Unlimited vacation days, flextime and telecommuting are all policies aimed at making employees happier and more productive at work. Jody Thompson, co-founder of consulting group CultureRX, says these measures are short-sighted. What inspires employees to produce more, higher quality work, she says, is complete autonomy over their schedules and 100 percent […]

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Overcoming Even the Most Difficult "Ands" In Life

Rosie Gourdine was building her home healthcare business. The mother of five, who children ranged in age from 23 to five, had just finished medical assisting school and was deciding her next step. Bryant & Stratton College recruiters called. And called. And called. and after six months, rosie decided this […]

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Don’t Let Social Media Kill Your Career

Social media can kill your career. That’s not surprising, nor is it new. But right now, with recent college graduates out there job hunting and since it is an election year, this is a great time to be warned again. People are overlooked for job interviews and promotions and they […]

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Save Our Children from Sitting Disease

You might wonder whether to pursue a master’s degree. Why do it? Not only is there the satisfaction of gaining additional knowledge, skills and credibility, but you also may become more financially secure. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), people with master’s degrees earn a median annual salary of […]

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3 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR CAMPUS RECRUITING EFFORTS COUNT

This piece is the first in our “Campus Recruiting 101” series covering how HR professionals can make the most of their campus recruiting efforts this year. With the school year right around the corner, it’s time to get serious about your campus recruiting strategy. Colleges are full of talented and […]

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How Electronic Health Records Enhance Patient Care

By Julie Jones I was born during the Generation X years when personal computers first came out. We had Atari growing up and learned on Apple computers before they became mainstream. In college, we had “instant messaging” but it was only between two college campuses. When I graduated nursing school […]

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How to Become a Freelance Paralegal

Even in such a highly competitive field, the opportunity for individuals with a paralegal degree to operate on a freelance basis is a popular choice for recent graduates. Learn about the ins and outs of pursuing a freelance opportunity in this exciting field. Paralegals are an important part of the […]

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4 WAYS TO PREVENT A POOR CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE

Despite all the talk about HR technology and artificial intelligence improving candidate experience, the numbers say otherwise. In fact, candidate resentment has increased by 40% since 2016. But what, exactly, is the cause? A few of the top reasons cited in the just-released 2019 North American Candidate Experience Research Report include: poor communication, discrepancies between the […]

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COMING UP AT DREAMFORCE ’13: THE FUTURE OF SALES ENABLEMENT

Next week the mega-event that is Dreamforce kicks off in San Francisco.  Our services and consulting partner Appirio has been gearing up for the event for many weeks over on their Dreamforce Central site. You’ll find a lot of interesting content there, including seasoned advice on navigating the event, information on must-attend sessions, and insights into […]

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Instructor Blog: The Importance of Reflection

Some students may wonder why there is such a focus on reflection.  Reflection is not only about helping you remember what you learned, it is learning. The results from a Harvard Business School study confirm that reflection is essential to learning.  A study was done with two groups of people. Both groups […]

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4 WAYS COLLEGE RECRUITERS CAN ATTRACT DIVERSE TALENT

This piece is the second in our “Campus Recruiting 101” series, about how recruiters can make the most of their campus recruiting efforts this year. “Be open to the idea that great candidates can come from different backgrounds and bring something valuable to your company,” says Adrianna De Battista, Tech Recruiting Lead […]

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How to Meet People in College

Meeting new people can seem daunting! On UVM campus, there are so many ways to get meet people while you expand your skills and knowledge. See what these organizations can do to get you connected make your experience at UVM more memorable: Sign up for a class in Pottery or Photography at the Living/Learning Center […]

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Q&A With Todd Lempicke of ThinkOptimal

As part of Bryant & Stratton College Online’s efforts to bring resources and information to improve students’ and graduates’ employability, our blog staff sat down with resume expert Todd Lempicke of ThinkOptimal to talk about trends and best practices. Q: What’s one component that is commonly found on strong resumes? […]

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CIOS, IT’S TIME TO JOIN FORCES WITH HR

As a CIO, focusing your attention on human resources may not be the first thing on your list of priorities. But as the war for talent rages on, the role of talent management in an organization’s IT strategy is increasingly important. In the past, IT and HR departments have shared […]

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Day of Prayer

Our governor has declared today, March 29, to be a special day of prayer for our state and for our nation, particularly in regard to the current virus pandemic. In response, I offer three timely prayers as written in The Lutheran Hymnal (published in 1941). I considered modernizing the pronouns […]

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6 AT-WORK GIFTS THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK

With the holiday season just around the corner, people are ready to celebrate — both at home and in the office. Still, many companies are recovering from economic hardships, so throwing elaborate parties and giving employees huge bonuses may be out of the question.  Just because the budget isn’t overflowing doesn’t […]

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The Beatles

In April 1973, Apple Records released two double albums (eight sides in all) containing fifty-four songs that had been recorded and released by the Beatles between 1962 and 1970. Officially named The Beatles 1962-1966 and The Beatles 1967-1970, the recordings quickly became known as “The Red Album” and “The Blue […]

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