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If Google Can’t Crack It, What Hope is There for Me?

It’s time to stop making excuses for your poor retention numbers.What’s the first thing you think of when tech giants like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Uber are mentioned? High salaries and happy employees? Amazing perks like extended parental leave policies, free meals and onsite chefs, free yoga/CrossFit/acupuncture/<insert every health trend you can think of here>? Office jungle gyms with INDOOR SLIDES? Let’s face it. These tech giants are too cool for school. (Clearly, cooler than I am if I’m still [...]

2018-01-16T11:58:49+00:00January 16th, 2018|HR Tech, Retention|0 Comments

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

By Tasha Eurich - Harvard Business Review Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to lie, cheat, and steal. We are better workers who get more promotions. And we’re more-effective leaderswith more-satisfied employees and more-profitable companies. ARCHI TRUJILLO/GETTY IMAGES As an organizational [...]

2018-01-11T10:28:11+00:00January 11th, 2018|Pyschology|0 Comments

HR Tech in 2018: The Disrupters to Watch

It’s easy to succumb to candy-cane brain as we roll into December, but that also means that 2018 is creeping right around the corner. As 2017 wraps up and we look to the future, it’s everyone’s favorite time of year to reflect on the “best of” and take a look at new trends up ahead. HR Tech is no exception! We’ve taken a look at several lists, and we’ve gotta hand to Josh Bersin on this one. We think his [...]

2017-12-01T14:37:03+00:00December 1st, 2017|HR Tech|0 Comments

Three Great Education Articles You Might Have Missed this Fall

The school year starts and then BAM. It’s Thanksgiving. How did that happen? If you’re anything like me, I always have this lofty goal of setting aside 30 minutes each day to review industry news and make sure I’m staying up-to-date with the latest and greatest. Does it happen? Not nearly as often as it should, but lucky for you, we’re here to help! Here are three great pieces you need to check out if you’re in higher ed!   [...]

2017-11-14T09:52:07+00:00November 14th, 2017|Admissions|0 Comments

An In-Depth Look Into the Emotional & Social Intelligence of Generation Z

THE ECHOVATE COLLEGE STUDENT STUDY The white paper includes data from Echovate’s original research during a nationwide survey that included more than 1,100 currently enrolled colleges students from over 750 institutions. “Generation Z is being heavily researched by many prestigious groups across the country. There’s data around how they’ll spend their money and who they are likely to vote for, but we wanted to specifically look at the emotional and social intelligence of today’s college student. Who really are these [...]

2017-11-06T10:43:41+00:00November 7th, 2017|White Paper|0 Comments

WEBINAR: The Future of EdTech with Mark Grovic

LISTEN TO THE RECORDING Undoubtedly, technology has influenced every part of higher education from the application process to virtual classrooms to career services. While these advances have made higher education more accessible to many, it’s difficult to weed through the options and make the best selections for students, educators, and administrators. Join us for a 30-minute chat and Q&A with Mark Grovic, co-founder of New Markets Venture Partners, about the future of education technology. [...]

2017-10-19T11:13:29+00:00October 5th, 2017|Webinar|0 Comments

NACAC 2017 – A Round Up from Last Week’s Conference

Phewww, I don’t know about the rest of you, but it’s taken us a few days to catch our breath after an amazing time in Boston last week. As NACAC newbies, the conference definitely exceeded our expectations in every possible way. Here are a few of our takeaways from last week’s event: 1. Kudos the NACAC Team for putting together an amazing event. Their team provided excellent exhibitor support. The registration process was seamless. Their materials were well designed and [...]

2017-09-21T11:48:59+00:00September 21st, 2017|NACAC|0 Comments

Five Innovative Companies We’re Excited to See at NACAC

The trip to Boston is less than two weeks away, and we are so excited about the range of content and diversity of attendees who will be joining us! We’ll be one of more than 200 exhibitors you’ll be visiting on the exhibit floor. Like many of you, we spent a little time doing some research on our future neighbors, and we must admit - we’re in great company! Here are five of the companies we are the most [...]

2017-10-10T09:32:46+00:00August 29th, 2017|NACAC|0 Comments

Using Emotional & Social Intelligence Data to Revolutionize College Admissions

As more students graduate from high school each year, more inevitably apply to college. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, “Between the Fall 2014 and Fall 2015 admission cycles, the number of applications from first-time freshmen increased 6 percent.” So what does that increase mean for our future scholars? More applicants means a more competitive college admissions process. And therein lies the challenge. For decades, colleges have admitted students based almost exclusively on academic performance — [...]

2017-10-09T09:43:47+00:00August 17th, 2017|Admissions|0 Comments

A college admissions dean learns something new as his son starts looking at schools

By Valerie Strauss for the Washington Post Ken Anselment is dean of admissions and financial aid at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. Now his son is a high school junior and the college search is on, giving him a different admissions experience. Anselment says he is learning something new about college admissions, specifically about the come-ons from companies to families promising to help them through the admissions process — for a fee. In this post, he warns families and high [...]

2017-08-16T15:37:23+00:00November 2nd, 2016|Admissions|0 Comments