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Tuition Assistance

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Learner Story: Managing a Bachelor’s Degree Program through Workforce Edge

Jonathan Kennedy, Senior Chef Tournant at Caesars’ Vanderpump à Paris Restaurant, is pursuing his Bachelor of Business Administration through Strayer University with support from his employer. Jonathan recently spoke about his experiences using Workforce Edge and what it’s been like to be a working adult pursuing additional education.

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Food Lion Supports Associates’ Career Growth with Tuition Assistance

As a major food retailer, Food Lion prioritizes the personal growth and professional development of its associates, including providing support for their educational interests.

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How Ardent Health Services Gives Employees Tools to Thrive

Ardent Health Services implemented a tuition assistance management tool to give employees a variety of professional development opportunities. Read more here.

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Open Enrollment Is an Opportunity to Spotlight Your Education Benefits

The end of summer and beginning of fall have traditionally been a time for learners to go back to school. For working adults who may be enrolled in online programs, this remains true-and organizations across industries are seeing an uptick in education benefits use at a time that correlates with benefit open enrollment.

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Top 3 Things to Consider When Going Back to School While Working

Going back to school can make all the difference in your career journey. Kudos to you for thinking about making the leap. Continuing your education and upskilling by earning a degree or certificate is a great way to boost your value in the workforce and progress in your career.

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Three Ways to Effectively Communicate Education Benefits to Your Team

Education benefits can be a compelling tool to help organizations attract and retain talented, motivated employees. Many companies provide these benefits often in the form of tuition assistance, access to discounted degree programs, non-degree training opportunities, and more. But some organizations struggle to effectively communicate the details and value of what they offer. 

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Five Things to Think about When Implementing an Education Benefits Management Tool

Implementing any new piece of software can be complicated, particularly in companies with a relatively large workforce. But in the Great Resignation landscape of recruitment and retention challenges, employers are evaluating the advantages of offering an education benefit to their employees—as well as what that implementation might entail.

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Workforce Edge Advisors Help Support You and Your Employees

Offering education benefits can be a great way to support your employees’ goals. It can also help you attract and retain an engaged workforce while developing individual and overall capacity to contribute to your organization.

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Diversity Equity and Inclusion

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Top 5 Reasons Why Online Education Can Be Useful for Veterans Reentering the Workforce

When veterans decide to enter the civilian workforce, they may consider adding additional education credentials as a boost to their resumes. Online education can be a helpful tool to help make this transition smoother, for a variety of reasons: 

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Exploring the Power of Education and Non-Degree Programs

In the current job market, many workers are shifting or changing careers at a rapid rate. It’s a time, particularly for women, to reassess their goals and explore what other jobs might be a good fit.

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HBCUs: High-Quality, Affordable Education

If you’re looking at where to get your degree and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) aren’t on your list of possibilities, you may want to reconsider. HBCUs offer high-quality education in a supportive environment. If you’re interested in a top-notch education that’s affordable and offers diversity and community, look no further.

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Education Benefits Can Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

Many organizations approach DEI initiatives similarly; they make efforts to diversify candidate pools, form employee resource groups, and create intentional recruiting pipelines. But education and upskilling should also be central to a company’s DEI efforts.

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Recruitment

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In the War for Talent, Education Benefits Can Be Your Secret Weapon

The Great Resignation may have faded from the headlines, but employers are still dealing with big recruitment and retention challenges. Whether it’s employees who “quietly quit” while searching for their next role or others who decide to resign without a backup plan, the current job market remains in a state of flux.

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Recruiting and Retaining Women through Education Benefits

As we celebrate International Women’s Month, it’s no secret that gender inequality can cause gaps in pay and advancement. “Historically, women have had difficulty acceding to positions of leadership in the workplace,” says Constance St. Germain, Ed.D, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Capella University.

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Retention

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Learning and Development Trends to Watch in 2024

For a constantly evolving workforce, the start of a new year means new opportunities for learning and development. A new year can also bring new trends to the forefront as businesses across industries explore ways to grow their teams’ potential.

Here are some learning and development trends to stay aware of throughout 2024.

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4 Ways Education Benefits Can Boost Employee Engagement

Education benefits through tuition assistance or reimbursement can help improve employee retention due to increased job satisfaction and more. Check out the full list here.

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Baptist Health: Boosting Engagement by Providing Educational Opportunities

Baptist Health, a Kentucky-based health system with nine hospitals and more than 23,000 employees, has made healthy work environments a top priority. To aid in their efforts, they’ve partnered with Workforce Edge to provide solutions and connect their employees with learning and development opportunities.

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Providing Educational Opportunities Can Help with Nurse Staffing Challenges

Nurse burnout. Compassion fatigue. Early retirement. These issues and more are straining our health care system and causing leaders to rethink how they can better support their nursing teams.

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Raising Cane's Is Focused on Crewmember Growth Opportunities, Especially through Access to Education

Ashley Young, Benefits Manager at Raising Cane’s, leads the organization’s benefits and leave of absence initiative, which focuses on holistic support for Raising Cane’s crewmembers. This strategic support includes education benefits, which led to the partnership with Workforce Edge.

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RS Group Provides Education Benefits and Pathways to New or Expanded Roles for Employees

With its Workforce Edge portal launching in March 2021, RS Group (formerly Allied Electronics) has used the platform for more than a year. Through it, the company manages its education benefits while minimizing the hands-on work done by their HR department.

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Employee Resource Groups Can Help Support A Diverse Workforce

During Pride Month and beyond, it’s helpful to spotlight employee resource groups (ERGs) and the role they play in organizations throughout the country.

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Ed Tech

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Looking Back at the Top Online Learning Trends of 2023

As adult college students continue to balance work and school, online learning opportunities have become more abundant, especially with advances in AI technology. Here’s a look back at top online learning trends of 2023.

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Coding Bootcamps Create Opportunities for Both Employers and Employees

Unlike traditional academic degrees, short-form learning programs provide training in less than a year. These programs are a good option for employees who want to quickly gain in-demand skills. For those specifically interested in exploring a career in tech, coding bootcamps such as Hackbright Academy and Devmountain can be the start of a meaningful new path. And employers who offer this kind of learning opportunity can retain their current employees while recruiting a talented, diverse workforce.

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Five Ways VR and AR are Transforming Student Learning Experiences in Higher Education

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology once seemed like something out of a science-fiction movie. Now, they’ve become more common than ever, including in academic environments.

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