The Skilled Trades Gap Is Global

Do a web search on “skilled trade shortage” and you will be directed to scores of articles detailing the dire situation not only in our country, but throughout the western world. For instance, this survey from the United Kingdom shows that for the 7th consecutive year the skilled trades were ranked by employers...

THE EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY

It's emerging in response to the evolving concepts of work: how it's done, where, by whom, for how long, and who’s in charge. This paradigm change is being driven by technology, a changing workforce, and globalization. Human resources management will increasingly need strategies to embrace this new era of boomeranging...

A New Perspective on Engagement and Performance

Building a culture of high engagement and performance is one of the most pervasive challenges in business today, but it’s not impossible to achieve. While most organizations see a dismal 33 percent rate of engaged employees, the world’s best organizations average 70 percent.1 It’s clear that there’s something these organizations...

Get the Competitive Advantage

These days, many job seekers are looking at more than their base salary when evaluating companies. Often, they want to know about work-life balance, corporate social responsibility or job perks. As the workforce changes and organizations increase their hiring to replace outgoing workers, they’ll need to take a hard look...

Northwest State Apprentice Program

Custom Training Solutions, a div. of Northwest State Community College is your connection to providing your employees with a robust and successful apprenticeship program. Whether you chose a State Registered Apprenticeship Program, an Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program, or Work-Based Learning we are here to help you create a predictable and...

Reskilling: The New Trend in Recruiting

It doesn’t matter how talented your new hires are, or what stellar technology training they’ve received. Chances are within a few years those skills will be obsolete. Technology evolves so quickly that it is no longer enough to hire for the skills needed today. To stay relevant, companies need to...