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Retention

A Pledge From New Teachers and to New Teachers

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 05.05.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

With such a vigorous recent focus on teacher recruitment and retention, and having just celebrated a week of teacher appreciation throughout the country, I find a thank-you note I just received to be particularly poignant.

Be Yourself. The 2 Things College Students Should Know about Personality on the Job

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.21.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

Lee's sentiment about being yourself is something everyone should keep in mind. Straining yourself to be somebody you are not creates immense amounts of unneeded stress. This is especially true for college students pursuing their careers.

Internship. Check. Job Offer. Check. Career That Is Fulfilling...?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.26.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

In high school, it was very clear of what to do to get to college. You get good grades. In college, it was very clear of what to do to get a job offer. You get good grades, internships and leadership positions in extracurricular activities. But what about pursuing a career that is fulfilling?

Where Did It All Go?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 01.19.2016 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

Have you ever taught something and your class really seemed to get it, only to revisit the concept a short while later and it's as if they never heard of it?

Why You Should Never Make Or Take Job Counter Offers

George Bradt | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
George Bradt

Job counter offers are lame attempts to correct past omissions and are almost never successful. Either people don't take them, or they do take them and end up leaving relatively quickly thereafter.

Recruiting and Maintaining Millennials in Membership Organizations

Janice Celeste | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

Millennials started reaching adulthood around the year 2000 and organizations have been racking their marketing brains trying to figure out how to get and keep this demographic.

How to Keep Your Clients Forever

Irina Jordan | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Irina Jordan

Focus on building relationships with your clients to grow your business. You want to be the first person a potential client thinks of and reaches out to. You can be that business on top of minds of your clients by being authentic and consistent in all your interactions with them.

Heading to College? Let's Make Sure You Graduate

Angel B. Pérez, PhD | Posted 08.05.2015 | College
Angel B. Pérez, PhD

A huge migration is about to begin. In a few week's time, like so many eager, young, stumbling wildebeest, thousands of you are about to head off into a new chapter and begin your college careers.

As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

Will Your Company Survive the Paradigm Shift?

Karin Volo | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Karin Volo

The purpose driven companies with high levels of employee engagement are the ones that will survive and thrive. They are the ones that will get the best talent and stay ahead with innovation, creativity, execution, customer service, time to market, and be the most sustainable, the most profitable, and making the biggest positive impact.

How to Win the War for Talent in 2015

George Bradt | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
George Bradt

There has been a seismic shift in the war for talent. Those that do not understand that shift and change their approach to talent management are going to fall into a newly opened crevasse from which they may never escape.

Becoming Intentional About College Retention

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.27.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Retention means something quite different depending upon the institution. At elite colleges, for example, retention rates below 85 percent in four years are a cause of concern.

Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 09.09.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

At the end of June, Senate Democrats and House Republicans separately presented plans on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.

The Next Challenge for Public Schools: The Skills to Market Themselves to Attract Students

Joel Gagne | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
Joel Gagne

Public schools must realize that they must enter the arena to compete for students. In most cases, they have a very compelling case to make.

The Secret Path to Innovation

David Hassell | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
David Hassell

By simply asking the right questions at the right cadence, you plant seeds of thought in the minds of your employees and create thought patterns that drive your business forward.

The Most Valuable Business Degree Doesn't Exist

Adam Grant | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

In medicine, physicians are trained to review evidence and base their practices on the latest scientific discoveries. In business schools, we have a chasm between two types of degrees.

Institutions Need to Manage Change to Ensure Future Success

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Dr. William J. Carroll

There once was a time when students attended a particular university to study under a particular scholar. This hearkens back to a long ago time when teachers were itinerant with their students in tow. Those times are no more.

Why You Should Go to "Take Your Parents to Work Day"

Haydn Shaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Haydn Shaw

So should you go or will that make you look like the emotionally stunted "helicopter parent"? Or if you are the employee, should you ask your parents or will that make you look like you need to grow up?

Making Perks Work for Your Company

David Krevitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Krevitt

What I found in researching this piece, is that large, ostentatious perks aren't what make companies tick on a daily basis. A foundation of meaningful work, subtle and personal perks, and enjoying time with talented colleagues sounds like the perfect formula.

Things Bosses Shouldn't Say... But Do

John Friedman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
John Friedman

Do these sound familiar? What have you heard (either directly or indirectly)? Anyone willing to share things that they said and later regretted?

Above And Beyond: Raising Retention And Graduation Rates at Community Colleges

Dr. Diane B. Call | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Diane B. Call

Community colleges are a gateway for non-traditional students; many of whom face a diverse set of challenges, and are obliged to balance their studies with the demands of work and family. To help these students maintain momentum, an atmosphere must be established that draws personalized services closer to academic objectives.

Go Bonus: It's More Important Now Than Ever

Ed Lawler | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Ed Lawler

Some organizations have already converted salary increases to bonus payments. But quite a few are still procrastinating, perhaps with the hope that inflation will give them more of a chance to give larger pay increases that are based on performance.

WATCH: Maher Tells The Truth About Strom Thurmond

Posted 06.16.2013 | Comedy

Bill Maher closed Friday's episode of "Real Time" with a rant about the retention rates in congress, which results in more than a few congressmen rema...

8 Ways to Build a Cohesive Team

Heather Huhman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Small Business
Heather Huhman

Building a cohesive team is a never-ending process. With every new project comes different challenges. It is important to consistently make sure your team is working well together and reaching results effectively.

Great Employees Are Not Replaceable

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

It isn't the technology or the product that make a company great, it's the people. And companies who see their good employees as "replaceable" are wrong.