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Digital transformation marks a radical rethinking of how an organization uses technology, people and processes to fundamentally change business performance, says George Westerman, MIT principal research scientist and author of Leading Digital: Turning Technology Into Business Transformation. While it’s a standard business practice for private sector companies to maximize technology,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at Business U Blog
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There are many definitions that describe what qualifies an “expert,” but in general, it refers to someone with proven ability, demonstrated skill and extensive knowledge based on research and experience in a particular area. More importantly, it is their deliberate practice in a chosen field that makes her or him... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at Business U Blog
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In our continued quest to provide business-facing workforce and education practitioners with the necessary information to make informed decisions when choosing high-quality professional development options to maximize their engagement efforts, we must first lay the foundation with an understanding that business services is not business engagement; and as importantly, any... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2019 at Business U Blog
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To expand reach to workforce and education professionals who want to maximize their business engagement efforts with the option to earn the Certified Business Engagement Professional™ (CBEP) certification, Business U announced its new accredited On-demand program offered in its state-of-the-art eUniversity. The program is self-directed and can be accessed anytime,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Business U Blog
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The Stevie Awards, the world's premier business awards, recently announced the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners for its 17th annual American Business Awards competition. Business U earned a Silver Stevie in the Workforce Development category for its customer relationship management (CRM) platform called B2B Engage® and a Bronze for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Business U Blog
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The Southeastern Employment & Training Association (SETA) announced a partnership with Business U to facilitate at its fall conference the only accredited business engagement program in the nation. Business U’s Certified Business Engagement Professional™ (CBEP) course is designed specifically for workforce development professionals who are business-facing and are tasked with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Business U Blog
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The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) has awarded Christine Bosworth, co-founder and CEO of the award-winning business engagement organization Business U, the prestigious 2019 NAWDP Professional Development Award. The award recognizes individuals who stand out in the effort to build our nation’s workforce system: Recipients are instrumental in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Business U Blog
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Business U recently caught up with one of our customer-relationship management (CRM) users to talk about B2B Engage®, the only CRM on the market designed specifically for workforce and education organizations to address the multitude of operational tasks and relationship building activities needed for success. We interviewed Jenny Bolte who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Business U Blog
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Creating an integrated business engagement team requires a strategic alignment of operations and an organizational culture that is seamless across all “touch points” with those staff and partners who interface with employers. While traditional workforce business services representatives may be the ones assigned to attract new companies to employment and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Business U Blog
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Declining birthrates, decreased immigration and alarming levels of student loan debt have led to a fundamental shift in the market for postsecondary education. Universities and colleges throughout the ecosystem, in particular those beyond the name-brand institutions that dominate the news... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at FCM Blog
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If you’re an organization funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), you are likely gearing up for visits from Department of Labor monitors who will determine whether you are in compliance with the American With Disabilities Act (ADA).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at FCM Blog
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In today’s ever-changing labor market, companies need smart workforce strategies to maintain a competitive edge, and studies show internships can contribute to a company’s bottom line. Retention rates are a major concern for employers across sectors. The National Association of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at FCM Blog
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Business U recently caught up with one of our customer-relationship management (CRM) users to talk about B2B Engage®, the only CRM on the market designed specifically for workforce and education organizations to address the multitude of operational tasks and relationship building activities needed for success. We interviewed Jenny Bolte who... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at Business U Blog
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Creating an integrated business engagement team requires a strategic alignment of operations and organizational culture across all “touch points” with those staff and partners who interface with employers. While traditional business services representatives may be the ones assigned to attract new employers to employment and training solutions, case managers play... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at Business U Blog
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During this time of giving heartfelt thanks, Business U reflects on its many blessings working with organizations that lead the critical missions of workforce and education to expand employment and work-based learning opportunities. Every day we have the distinct privilege of working with practitioners across the nation who tirelessly to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Business U Blog
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How many advertising messages to you think you see every day? Too many to count. With so many people vying for an audience’s attention, workforce and education organizations are at a disadvantage with limited outreach budgets. At Business U’s professional development events, we teach participants this is where communication platforms... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Business U Blog
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“As an organization that strives for the gold standard in professional development, Business U has taken notice of how vendors market their professional development training programs, which has prompted us to provide our eNews subscribers with information to fact check training vendors,” said Business U CEO & Co-founder, Dr. Christine... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Business U Blog
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There are a multitude of trend predictions for the workplace in 2019 that Business U reviewed to identify potential impacts and opportunities for our workforce and education customers. Noted below are three key trends and our own recommendations as to how employer engagement professionals can stategically serve companies and build... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Business U Blog
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Our 2018 courses sold out, so we’ve created additional professional development opportunities in 2019 to earn the only accredited designation in the nation as a Certified Business Engagement Professional™(CBEP), and new this year, the Certified Business Services Manager™ program as well as specialty courses to elevate your business engagement practice.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Business U Blog
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What keeps you up at night? This is a question workforce and education professionals often ask employers during a consult. Employers revealed the answers by sharing their top 2019 workplace concerns in a XpertHR survey of more than 800 HR professionals. Among their many concerns include attracting and retaining a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Business U Blog
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Georgetown Center on Education and the Workfoce reports that by this year, 63 percent of all U.S. jobs will require education beyond high school. Yet, nearly half of the U.S. workforce— about 88 million adults aged 18 to 64— has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at FCM Blog
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Does your sector strategy have a thoughtful, data-driven branding and communications plan? If not, then there’s no doubt your dedicated sector stakeholders will have difficulty in building the necessary long-term partnerships to succeed, as well as creating sustainable funding. FCM... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at FCM Blog
Whether you are a workforce or an education organization, there is one challenge that remains constant—the struggle to break down siloes so that we can better serve customers, avoid duplication of effort, and maximize funding streams. What keeps us up at night at Business U is making sure that we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Business U Blog
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Building on historic bipartisan support from Congress and leadership across a broad range of states and industry partners, the Department of Labor (DOL) plans to award $95 million to promote and expand apprenticeships in new industries to enable more Americans to obtain family-sustaining careers. While apprenticeship is a highly effective... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Business U Blog
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With student enrollments trending downward, educational organizations are examining effective strategies to attract prospective students and to manage their journey from interest, enrollment, and placement. Just as any business, educational organizations need to leverage the latest business trends to effectively build relationships with their prospective students and stakeholders. According to... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Business U Blog