Apprenticeships and Six Ways They Can Benefit Your Company

Tuesday November 14th, 2017 at 12:00pm
Written by Michelle Knierim - Regional Consultant

It’s no secret that companies in all employment sectors are facing challenging workforce shortages and gaps. What many companies don’t know is that apprenticeships offer a viable solution for recruiting, training and retaining world-class talent. Apprenticeships are an earn-as-you-learn, flexible workforce development tool and training strategy that can be customized to meet the needs of any business.

Apprenticeship programs consist of a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction with an affiliated educational partner. This combination, along with the fact that workers in an apprenticeship program earn a full-time wage while they are participating in the program, is a proven recipe for success. According to the United States Department of Labor (DOL), 91% of apprentices that complete an apprenticeship are still employed nine months later.

It goes without saying that apprenticeships are good for business … despite the misconceptions that exist. Apprenticeships have come a long way since the apprenticeship system started 75 years ago in the construction and skilled trades industries. Some people still believe that apprenticeships are only useful for entry-level positions in those industries, but that is a big misconception.

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My EDSI Internship Experience

Tuesday November 7th, 2017 at 10:00am
Written by Danny Blade - Intern

I couldn’t believe people actually woke up excited to go to work until I started my internship at EDSI. The experience launched me out of bed every morning. I couldn’t help it; I was excited to go to work! I was excited to do what I loved with my awesome coworkers.

The culture at EDSI is unbelievable. Everyone is interactive and willing to lend a helping hand whenever you need it. Your opinions are always valued and encouraged no matter where you stand in the company. Going out to eat with the CEO and the directors is not unordinary, it’s typical. Never once have I been given a chance to pay for a bill at a restaurant or food delivered to the office. The culture at EDSI is like no other company. People truly care about you at work and outside of it. There have been many times that coworkers have attended my sporting events and ceremonies. This reflects the true identity of the people in this company.

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Dream Fulfiller - What Winning Sports Coaches Have to Do With Attraction and Retention in the Workforce

Monday October 30th, 2017 at 10:00am
Written by Kevin Watson - Director of Business Development

For those of you that are avid college athletics fans, your team’s success each year typically depends on the following; their ability to recruit, to get the most out of their talent, get players to gel as a cohesive unit, and to keep players on the field/court/etc. (healthy and out of trouble). If you think about it, the same is probably true in your line of work as well.

Few coaches have been able to crack this code over the past seven years better than Alabama’s head football coach, Nick Saban and Kentucky’s head basketball coach, John Calipari.

*Disclaimer – I’m not a big fan of these coaches (in part because they always seem to be winning, and they don’t coach for my alma mater).

They both have an uncanny ability to get the most out of their players and to get their players to gel as a cohesive unit.

Beyond that, they seem to have cracked the code when it comes to recruiting (winning on a consistent basis doesn’t hurt the cause).

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Don’t Get Eclipsed by the Competition - Develop an Organizational People Plan

Tuesday October 24th, 2017 at 10:00am
Written by Casey White - Director of Marketing

The recent solar eclipse caused a fair amount of excitement in our office. You can learn more about the eclipse here - https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/ - but at a high level, we were treated to a rare, natural phenomenon of the moon covering the sun to create a solar eclipse. Though my primary working location in Dearborn, MI did not lie within the “path of totality,” in which the moon completely covered the sun and day turned to night for a brief period, we jumped on board for the opportunity to see the partial eclipse in our office parking lot.

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Innovating Your Customer Experience

Tuesday October 17th, 2017 at 9:00am
Written by Will Owen - Regional Director of Operations

Following our mission statement to see through the eyes of our customer, we here at EDSI continue to explore unique ways to innovate our customer experiences. Whether it’s delivering technology through our services or the advanced talent data that we can supply, we continue to strive to be a leader in innovation.

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