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Online learning opportunities have grown in quantiy and quality

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Higher tuition, budget cuts, course shortages and parking problems are merely the beginning of a long list. Daunting challenges face many Idaho students who want to attend traditional colleges and universities. In October 2016, the State Board of Education reported that the percentage of Idaho students continuing their education after high school dropped for the second year in a row, dipping below 50 percent. How can we reverse this trend? Connie Malamed of the eLearning Coach website reminds us that “one of the most important areas we can develop as professionals is competence in accessing and sharing knowledge.” Nationally, 3 [...]

How to get yourself a pay rise – the free courses that’ll boost your CV and salary in one

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With prices rising faster than they they have at any point for four years, it's high time Britain's workers enjoyed a pay boost - a long overdue one at that. But, according to figures, the reality is quite the opposite, with average salaries jumping just 1.6% in the past six months - compared to a 2.9% rise in the cost of living, a rate experts say will jump further this year. With employers holding onto their cash tighter than ever, workers in need of a salary boost are having to jump through hoops to justify a raise - we've got [...]

Job interviews: More women than men face awkward questions

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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 27, 2017 7:26 pm Most candidates take the diplomatic route while answering such questions while 30 per cent note that they had to politely refuse to answer them. Women face more awkward and inappropriate questions during job interviews than men, a study found. About 40 per cent of female employees have noted that they have been asked questions related to family planning and 35 per cent say they were asked about their marital or relationship status during professional interviews. A study conducted by TimesJobs found that a whooping 90 per [...]

Almost a fifth have been promoted or received a pay rise thanks to extra training

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  Research released today reveals that nearly a third of workers in the UK have actively taken measures to upskill through extra training and qualifications in the past five years. Thanks to a rise in flexible working, an increase in online learning courses, an uncertain economic climate, and with Brexit talks looming, UK workers are seeing now as a good time to learn new skills. The findings also show the range of British workers’ motivations for upskilling, including self-improvement, refreshing their skillset and protecting themselves from automation due to fears their current job may become obsolete. The move to upskill [...]

4 Actions to Help You Get the Employees You Need Now

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Reader Resource Apply now to be an Entrepreneur 360™ company. Let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » It’s a bad time to be hiring. According to a 2016 report from ManpowerGroup, 40 percent of the more than 42,300 global employers surveyed are having trouble filling open positions. Of those,19 percent said the reason they couldn't find talent is the lack of experience or technical competencies available. Related: 4 Secrets Behind the Best Employee Training With so many employers having trouble finding the right employees, maybe it’s time to rethink your approach to hiring. By redefining how to [...]

4 Actions to Help You Get the Employees You Need Now

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Reader Resource Apply now to be an Entrepreneur 360™ company. Let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » It’s a bad time to be hiring. According to a 2016 report from ManpowerGroup, 40 percent of the more than 42,300 global employers surveyed are having trouble filling open positions. Of those,19 percent said the reason they couldn't find talent is the lack of experience or technical competencies available. Related: 4 Secrets Behind the Best Employee Training With so many employers having trouble finding the right employees, maybe it’s time to rethink your approach to hiring. By redefining how to [...]

10 Tips for Engaging Students

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There’s a widely circulated YouTube video you may have seen called “A Conference Call in Real Life.” To spoof the strange, stilted dynamics of conference calls, it replicates them in a face-to-face setting. Participants stiffly announce their names at the door of a meeting room, are suddenly interrupted by bizarre background noises, and find themselves inexplicably locked out of a room they were just in. If you haven’t watched it, do. You’ll recognize the familiar awkwardness of virtual meetings, where the rhythm of conversational interaction is thrown wildly askew by technological hiccups and the absence of visual cues. Virtual space [...]

11 online summer camps to keep kids busy (and learning) while school’s out

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Virtual summer camps — where kids head to the computer instead of the pool or park — are a thing now. But don’t worry: These aren’t the solitary, sedentary, screen-centered experiences you fear. Plenty of virtual summer camps offer kids the chance to make projects, investigate ideas, and explore the world. And many are free. Going to camp online is a great way to keep your kids occupied during a “staycation” or between their other activities. It can also give kids something unique: individual attention. You, a babysitter, a grandparent, or even an older sibling act as virtual camp counselors, leading — and [...]

4 Reasons Why In-Person Meetings Provide Unmatched Value

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Reader Resource Apply now to be an Entrepreneur 360™ company. Let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » A few weeks ago, I had an early morning meeting (on a Saturday) in California with the team at Devise Interactive. I’m involved in a new venture, and our team wanted to meet face-to-face to discuss several components of this project with their entire team.   I took a 5 a.m. flight that got me to Orange County, Calif., at 8 a.m. I got less than two hours of sleep and had to go straight from the airport to our team meeting at [...]

Negotiating a Job Offer – Communication Skills Training From MindTools.com

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Getting the Right Deal For You Negotiate your way to a great package. Imran is ecstatic – he's just accepted a verbal offer of his dream job. But, when the paperwork drops into his inbox, he realizes that he may have been a little hasty. The salary is at the low end of the range discussed at the interview. And some of the benefits, such as vacation allowance, are below the industry standard. On the one hand, it's a solid opportunity with a reputable company, and has good long-term prospects. But, on the other, he'd be no better off financially [...]