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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Give a Little Whistle - Performance Management Systems That Work

Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 at 12:10pm
Written by Stephanie Edwards - WIOA Adult Program Coordinator

An oddly high number of crickets have been chirping near the Brunswick County Career Center lately. How serendipitous it is that the song, “Give a Little Whistle” by Jiminy Cricket came up in conversation with a team member on the topic of doing what’s right. People are often told to let their conscience be the guide in making decisions, but when you can’t rely on your conscience, “Give a Little Whistle” and instead let your Values be your guide. A conscience can waiver with emotion and vary from person to person, but a stable and unchanging set of company values and code of conduct standards can help guide a team toward success, especially when the team is faced with challenging decisions.

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