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Recent blog posts from the EDSI blog

Eight Things You Must Do When Creating a Turnaround Plan

Turnaround plans assist companies in identifying the cause of underperformance; reverse it and return to profitability. There are a few essential elements to any financial turnaround business plan. EDSI's Jim Bitterle outlines basic actions and the best practices to consider.

3 Takeaways from Managing Thought by Mary Lore

In her book "Managing Thought," author Mary Lore teaches how to manage stress in our lives in a healthy way. EDSI's Sarah Strawcutter reflects on Lore's teachings and how they relate to the EDSI daily ways of show up, smile and support.

3 Leadership Lessons from Shackleton to Avoid Mutiny

The story of Earnest Shackleton is one of the most heroic leadership stories in history. Shackleton led an expedition to the South Pole during the early 1900s. Shackleton and his men ran into more trouble than just about any other expedition of the time. However, what makes this story heroic is not the obstacles they faced, but how Shackleton’s leadership helped them overcome these obstacles.
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EDSI Supports Field of Dreams Uganda

Through Field of Dreams Uganda, an organization with a mission to provide hope for the orphaned and vulnerable children of Uganda through the vehicles of soccer and Education, EDSI donated to support the construction of a new soccer field at Humble United Methodist School.

The Toni Cooper Show - Interview with Kevin Schnieders of EDSI

Toni Cooper invited Kevin Schnieders to her show to talk about servant leadership and about EDSI's values of SHOW UP, SMILE & SUPPORT.  Listen to the interview of their time together to learn more.

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.

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. 

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.

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!

I strongly recommend EDSI as a vendor for any workforce knowledge retention needs. Jodi Wadel; Organization Development Consultant - Pennsylvania American Water Company

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