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Manpower U.S. Offers Career-Focused Degrees, Helping People Learn In-Demand Skills for the Future of Work

In partnership with the University of Phoenix, Manpower U.S. is extending its offerings to help people skill-up for the most in-demand roles in cybersecurity, IT, and healthcare administration. Read More


When filling vacancies, don’t overlook current employees

While the conversation about career opportunities and training benefits must be ongoing, what about employees who stay on the fringe and don't outwardly express an interest in moving up? Jaime Fall, director of UpSkill America at the Aspen Institute says it starts with encouraging all employees to participate in learning on the job. After all, learning new skills can improve performance, and highlight those ripe for a new opportunity. Read More


Chipotle Adds Upskilling to Its Menu

Thanks to its aggressive commitment to employee training and advancement, Chipotle has seen marked increases in retention and internal promotion rates over the last academic year. Read More


Healthcare Leaders Recognize 11 Providers for Developing Frontline Workers

CareerSTAT’s healthcare leaders selected four healthcare employers as 2017 Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions and seven organizations as Emerging Champions. Now in its fourth year, CareerSTAT’s recognition program showcases healthcare organizations making exemplary investments in their frontline workforce. Read More


A Staggering 225,000 People Will Graduate from Walmart University This Year

Walmart's training academies teach employees fundamental retail skills that go beyond stocking shelves and customer service, such as which items are turning a profit and why. The retailer hopes that the training will allow its employees to move up the chain and possibly find a career in management. Read More


Leading the Way: The Role of Companies in Educational Access

Education is the true game changer in helping employees succeed in the workplace and beyond. U.S. businesses – particularly the very large businesses like McDonald’s – can play a huge and unique role in removing barriers to education. Read More


Webinar: Behavioral characteristics of frontline workers: Using soft skills to develop frontline workers

On April 26, join us for the second in a series of webinars by the GED Testing Service that began with the release of their whitepaper Advancing Your Frontline Workforce With Employer-Sponsored Benefits. Read More


Chipotle’s “Degree Built for You”

Chipotle recently partnered with Bellevue University and Guild Education to introduce a Bachelor’s degree in Business for their employees. The program offers classes that fit into a busy restaurant schedule and is designed to help participants grow their careers with Chipotle. Read More


Webinar: Upskilling Your Frontline Workers With Educational Benefits

On March 29, join our friends at Pearson for the first in a free webinar series to explore ideas and best practices for upskilling today’s frontline workforce to improve company success. Read More


How to Design Education for Adults

Many companies implement a tuition reimbursement program with the aim of helping their employees prepare for industry changes and to advance in their careers. But employers are right to wonder if the degrees programs that their employees enroll in will be effective. Read More