Workforce Solutions Thought Leadership Articles

Mid-Year 2022 Outlook: Aligning Your Talent Strategy to Market Realities

By Tom Monahan

As organizations across the United States enter Summer 2022, they confront a market for skills and talent that is unlike anything that business executives and leaders have experienced. Through thousands of corporate client relationships, we gather feedback and direction to help us align our programs and offerings. The following five key areas of focus is what we’re currently hearing.

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Do Predictive Analytics Have a Future in Supply Chain Management?

By Issam Abu-Ghallou & Issam Abu-Ghallou

In the initial shock of the “black swan” event that was (and is) COVID, it should come as no surprise that many people questioned the validity and effectiveness of predictive analytics in the supply chain. However, those in the logistics and supply chain field know, “If not predictive analytics, then what?”

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The Trifecta Leader: Manager, Coach and Leader

By Jenna McCoy

In the midst of the great resignation, employees have their pick of the litter when it comes to where and how they want to work. Are the managers we have in place today capable of performing under this pressure? If we’re asking managers to do more, we’ve got to give future and current managers the tools they need to be more than just a manager.

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What Can Higher Ed Learn from Airbnb?

By Tom Monahan

Many of the most innovative companies launched in the past two decades have been two-sided marketplaces. Higher education needs to realize that it’s one too.

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The Implications of High Inflation on Business

By Issam Abu-Ghallous, PhD and Luan Eshtrefi, PhD

One of the most challenging economic dilemmas today, which effects business leaders and consumers, is high inflation. Watch these short videos to hear more about the implications and how to prepare.

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Generational Preferences are Causing a Seismic Shift to the Supply Chain

By Issam Abu-Ghallous

The supply chain disruption that has been dominating the headlines is a complex and multi-faceted issue to be sure. Much has been said and written about what is snarling the global supply chain: too few truck drivers, dormant factories due to COVID, backlogged ports, you name it.

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Upskilling: How You Can Replicate What Large-Orgs Are Doing

By Clark Barber

It’s unlikely you haven’t had internal discussions about how your department must evolve to support your clients’ new set of needs. For most companies, the answer is undoubtedly accelerating digitalization efforts agreed upon before the pandemic, and perhaps new ones that have arisen. Aside from making the right technology choices, the question your peers are asking is, “How do I ensure my team has the skills to keep pace?”

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How Leaders Can Help Empower Women in the Workplace

By Elise Awwad

Women now surpass men making up 50.2% of the college-educated labor force, up from 45.1% in 2000. While this number is positive to be sure, what’s troubling is women’s advancement in the workplace is stagnant or simply stalling at every step along the way. Read this article for six ways leaders can step up to support women on their teams, and help them achieve the career they deserve.

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What Upskilling and Reskilling Can Do for Your Team

By Jenna McCoy

There is potential for nearly 97 million new jobs to arise, based on the changing integration between humans and technology. In order to take advantage of these new positions, workers will need upskilling and reskilling to close any gaps between their current skills base and the skills that will be necessary for new positions.

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Digital Transformation: 3 Key Areas Where Supply Chain Leaders Should Focus

By Doug Ackley and Alex Hosch

Supply chain digital transformation is no doubt an imperative to help supply chains run more smoothly while providing actionable intel. Ambitious, yes, but that belief isn’t necessarily overstated. The digitization of the supply chain is critically important and long overdue in many sectors, particularly given the vast changes we’ve experienced over the past couple of years.

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If You Build It, They Will Stay: Learning Pathways Over Lateral Attrition

By Jenna McCoy

You have a great team. They work well together, get things done on time, and know how to keep you competitive in the market. The last thing you want is for your people to leave your department because they don’t feel challenged or feel as though they don’t have opportunities to advance under your leadership. But top talent will inherently seek more... and that’s a good thing.

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Digital Fluency: Your Team’s Edge

By Elise Awwad

Regardless of your industry, you provide a product or service that without technology you likely wouldn’t be able to maintain or grow your market share in.

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Tis the Season for Triggers. Do You Know the Flight Risks on Your Team?

By Clark Barber

November through January is a critical time for your team, and resignations might be hitting hardest after the New Year. While they likely have been doing it for some time, this time of year triggers individuals to take stock of their career goals and analyze whether their work is fulfilling.

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Are Organizations Truly Embracing DEI?

By Scarlett Howery

DeVry University's Scarlett Howery explains how organizations can better embrace diversity, equity and inclusion to create a shared sense of belonging.

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3 Skills Your Technology Team Is Missing Today

By William Phillips

In today’s world, if you’re in business, you’re likely in the technology business. No matter what your industry or specific product or service might be, odds are technology is an important part of how you drive revenue and maintain your competitive edge.

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3 Steps to Help Your Accounting and Finance Team Focus on Strategy

By Lenore Goldberg

These three steps can provide you with the tools needed to support your team and give them the ability to focus on strategic initiatives crucial for long-term growth, productivity, and even retention.

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5 Things to Consider to Build Diverse Leadership

By Elise Awwad

Creating meaningful change in your team’s diversity in the leadership ranks is an issue we hear from our clients we work with every day. Unfortunately, even when these clients find the right talent for the job it can be difficult to build a plan to elevate that talent.

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