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Portfolios Address Pay Equity and Equal Access

Barclays reported that women make up to 43% less than men. This is more than a campaign for pay equity. Women want to be recognized for the value and contribution they bring to their organizations. Women are not campaigning for equal pay because they are women. Women are campaigning for equal pay because they achieve the same targets as men and because they provide countless soft skills that improve workplace function.

Work Journaling

Albert Einstein kept a journal. So did Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Frida Kahlo, and Mark Twain. Work journals bring the benefits of journaling into the workplace. 5-minutes a day can save 60 minutes of emotional turmoil and interpersonal conflict.

Employee Retention: How To Beat The Odds and Keep Your Best Employees Around Longer

You want to keep the good employees. You want to retain the talent you have. You want to capitalize on the training you’ve provided. You want to build on the experience and inside know-how of those long-term employees. Here’s how you do it.

Employee Retention: The Real Cost of Losing an Employee

For businesses to thrive in today’s economy, finding and retaining the best employees is important. This is especially true for small businesses and nonprofits competing with larger businesses, and larger budgets, for top talent. Learning and recognition of work plays a huge role in employee retention.

2018 Career Resolutions

2018 -- This is the year! This is the year that you’re going to change jobs, pull the trigger, take the leap, leave your current holding pattern and find a career that you love!

Technology can be self-funding

If portfolios are used to recognize performance and retain staff, there will be a measurable impact on employee turnover. This measurable impact will have a distinct dollar value and these cost savings will help fund the remainder of project implementation.

Portfolios address the core tenants of intrinsic motivation

The if-then or carrot-and-stick approach to motivation worked well for generations and the associated industrial/mechanical set of tasks. However, work is different in 2018. The requirement for thinking, creativity, and innovation necessitates a different approach to employee motivation.

Retain your top talent

People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. This past spring, Travis Bradberry published an insightful article in Business Insider (April 28, 2017) suggesting nine reasons people quit their jobs. offers a solution using online professional portfolios. The professional portfolios address seven of the nine reasons people quit. The result? You retain your top talent.

Developing a Competency Framework

You're probably familiar with the phrase ‘what gets measured gets done.' Defining and measuring effectiveness – especially the performance of workers – is a critical part of your job as a manager.

The strengths and weaknesses of competency-based learning in a digital age

Competency-based learning begins by identifying specific competencies or skills, and enables learners to develop mastery of each competency or skill at their own pace, usually working with a mentor. Learners can develop just the competencies or skills they feel they need (for which increasingly they may receive a ‘badge’ or some form of validated recognition), or can combine a whole set of competencies into a full qualification, such as a certificate, diploma or increasingly a full degree.

Cultivating Resources for Informal Learning

Depending on who you ask, 70, 80, or even 90 percent of what the average individual learns on the job takes place informally. Use a competency framework of well defined standards to guide this learning, and measure it using an online portfolio.

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