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Chamber Forms Institute for Workforce Excellence

You talked and we listened – and have responded. Indiana business leaders have communicated about their talent challenges and the resulting impediment to business growth. To assist, the Indiana Chamber has formed the Institute for Workforce Excellence. “This is clearly the top issue impacting companies in Indiana and beyond,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “The Institute [...]

2018-12-03T11:21:56+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

States Require Mental Health Instruction in Schools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares a shocking statistic in a June report: the suicide rate in the United States rose by a quarter between 1999 and 2016. A number of celebrity deaths from suicide have brought the issue to the forefront of public discussion in recent months. Two states – New York and Virginia – are [...]

2018-08-08T09:28:06+00:00August 8th, 2018|

Keeping the Workers Motivated

The Rapid Learning Institute is in the training and workplace culture business. It offers the top 10 employee rewards and motivators. There are a few surprises along the way. The list and some explanation: The paycheck: Surprised to see this at the top of the list? Conventional wisdom suggests that money isn’t the prime motivator for job satisfaction. Employee [...]

2018-07-19T11:02:30+00:00July 27th, 2018|

Apprenticeships Taking Center Stage

In 2017, there were more than 533,000 apprentices participating in nearly 22,500 apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeships and Community Colleges: Do They Have a Future Together is a recent report from the American Enterprise Institute. Below is a summary: Most of today’s college students view having suc­cess in the workplace, earning a decent salary, and having a fulfilling career as key reasons [...]

2018-06-29T16:12:51+00:00June 29th, 2018|

Short Session Starts With a Flurry of Activity

The Governor and General Assembly have continually heard from Hoosier employers on the need for a skilled workforce – and better aligning state programs with job demand. The good news is bills are being introduced to address those concerns. While only a handful of measures have been released to date, we are seeing legislation related to training tax credits [...]

2018-01-05T13:39:03+00:00January 5th, 2018|