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Recent blog posts from the EDSI blog

Is Running a Business like a Sport?

Every team must have a goal. It could be winning the Stanley Cup, World Series, or increasing sales. Strong teams and companies both agree on a goal and laser focus their attention to attain the objective. All decisions are made within the backdrop of this target.

The Role of a One-Stop Operator in WIOA Legislation

As identified in WIOA legislation, the One-Stop Operator should be the entity best suited to implementing a potentially redesigned service delivery system. EDSI's Terri Kaufman defines the role of a One-Stop Operator as identified in WIOA legislation and sheds light on how an Operator can serve as a functional leader at the One-Stop.

Five Resources for Resume Success

Struggling to find the right words to describe job responsibilities on a resume? Carlo Gonzalez opens up his tool box of stored resources and helps to break the resume stalemate.
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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!

Using the process laid out by EDSI helped us to create the right gatekeeper responsibilities and tasks, so we can ultimately focus more on the fit of candidates to the Cornerstone culture. Tom Willis; CEO - Cornerstone Charter Schools

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