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Recent blog posts from the EDSI blog

Tips for Building Solid Relationships, from the Wand of the Fairy Job Mother

EDSI's Kathleen Niedermayer shares best practices about building relationships and establishing trust to help her clients through the job search process. Instead of matching someone with "any job," her goal is to understand their passions, hopes and dreams when it comes to finding, obtaining and keeping a job.

How Webb's Depth of Knowledge Took Our Training to the Next Level

About 7 or so years ago, I was introduced to a new model, one created by Norman Webb. This model can be correlated to Bloom's Taxonomy, but focuses more on what is called the "cognitive demand" of a task. By using Webb's Depth of Knowledge as our framework for developing and designing curriculum, we have been able work with employers and educators to determine exactly what the end result should be and how to appropriately build knowledge to achieve the desired result.

Are We in a Recession?

Let's just hope oil prices stay down, inflation is sleeping and no major world events occur. We are balancing on a rope with no safety net left for the central banks. Both groups of economists are right. We are both in a recession and growing. It all depends on your perspective and location.
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Kevin Schnieders Speaks on Leadership Development at International Society for Performance Improvement Event

EDSI CEO, Kevin Schnieders, spoke on the topic of leadership development at the 2015 Signature Event of the Michigan Chapter of the International Society for Performance Improvement.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in Motion

On July 22, 2014, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, commonly referred to as WIOA, was signed into law.  WIOA is designed to help jobseekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. EDSI understands WIOA implementation requirements and the impact they will have on the local workforce investment board operations and service activities. We look forward to sharing our experience and assisting you in implementing WIOA in your region.  Check out our webpage about WIOA to learn more.

Reducing Turnover in Manufacturing

EDSI Consulting's Managing Partner, Jim Bitterle, was asked to share his expertise and experience regarding reducing turnover in maufacturing for the Illinois Manufacturing Association's video reference library. Jim provides numerous tips and ideas to improve your ability to attract and retain talent in your organization.

World Clothes Line and EDSI Team Up

EDSI is a proud supporter of World Clothes Line.  Check out this heartfelt video interview with World Clothes Line founder, Mallory Brown, talking about EDSI's t-shirt purchase which helped to clothe 500 people in need in the Appalachia region of the United States. 

EDSI's Painted Picture for 2016

At EDSI, we really do believe a picture is worth a thousand words! With the guidance of some great partners, we put that belief to the test by creating a "painted picture" to communicate the vision for EDSI in 2016. Hear what EDSI's CEO, Kevin Schnieders, has to say as he explains our "painted picture" and highlights the company's strategic thinking and vision for 2016.  Check out our about us page to learn more.

Skilldex: Closing the Skills Gap

Skilldex is a web-based system developed by EDSI that surveys individual skills and identifies and catalogs the skill needs of employers -- especially employers with a shortage of workers or a high demand for specific skills. Skilldex matches employees or job seekers to employers, producing a job match report as well as a skills gap report identifying training and skill development needs. Check out our skills analysis page to learn more!

EDSI helped us to identify needs, prioritize training objectives and use our limited budget more wisely. Equally important, they allowed us to support our decisions with hard data. EDSI provided me with a package I could use to help drive activities. David Wright; Director of Training - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority

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