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The 5 Pillars of an Employer Value Proposition that Attracts and Retains Top Talent

Finding top talent has never been harder – or more critical. In this tight labor market, employers are reconsidering how they attract and retain top talent. That starts with evaluating their employer value propositions. This guild explores the five pillars to consider as you look to differentiate your company from the competition.

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Bridging the Working Adult Learner Persistence Gap: Engagement Factors

Academic providers are facing an urgent problem: how to improve low retention and persistence rates for working adult learners. This white paper explores how engagement factors such as being a part of a learning community and a sense of peer connection can improve persistence.

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Higher ed’s role in helping working adult learners achieve academic and career success

Between declines in traditional age students and national talent shortages, academic institutions and employers have a shared interest in educating the 88M working adults in need of upskilling or reskilling to compete in tomorrow’s economy. Innovative employers are investing in education benefits as a way of retaining and advancing great talent. But how can higher education institutions ensure they are providing working adult learners with the right skills and supports to succeed?

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Aligning Working Adult Learners with Skills in Demand

Are your students competitive for the roles most aligned with the future-of-work? Learn about the skill type that is in highest demand across multiple roles and industries, and how to leverage a durable skills framework to improve outcomes for working adult students.

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Building a Culture of Equitable Learning

Drastic shifts in talent strategy and company culture demand new considerations and practices that set employees and businesses up for long term success.

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Bridging the Working Adult Learner Persistence Gap: Motivational Factors

Improve low retention and persistence rates for working adult learners. This white paper explores how intrinsic and extrinsic motivators can influence working adult learner persistence, and what academic institutions can do to support this critical and growing student group.

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To Attract Talent, Invest in the Future of Your Workforce

Forget perks. To win the war for talent, boost your employer brand by offering education-powered career paths that create economic mobility for employees.

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War for Talent: A Game of Musical Chairs

Talent Shortages are more prevalent than ever. As the economy recovers, the implications will be felt across all industries. We are essentially playing a game of musical chairs with too many jobs and not enough workers.

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A Short Guide to Building Internal Pipelines

Building internal talent pipelines at scale is not an easy feat or something that can be done overnight. But approaching the process strategically and with best practices in mind can set your business up for long-term success. This guide provides five steps to help you get started.

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Are You Prepared for the War for Talent?

As skills shortages become more widespread across industries, business leaders need to take a hard look at the entire employee experience. Use this checklist to gauge the preparedness of your talent strategy.

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Stepping Up: How Education Access Can Help Bridge the Gender Gap for Working Adults

There is a clear and undeniable correlation between education level and income. How can education benefits be leveraged to help address discrepancies in pay and representation for women?

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Connecting students with future of work-aligned skills

There are 88M Americans in need of upskilling in order to compete in the future of work. Innovative employers are investing in education benefits as a way to provide their employees with these career-accelerating skills, and working adults are seizing the opportunity to access higher education. For academic institutions to engage this population of working adult learners, it is imperative to understand the skills that employers and students are seeking – and draw clear connections learning outcomes.

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4 Strategies to Help You Win the War for Talent

The war for talent is back, but this time it’s different. There are new priorities for your employee value proposition and the skills you need to develop in your workforce. Read on to find out how to win in a tight labor market.

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Bridging the Working Adult Learner Persistence Gap: Structural Factors

As more employer-sponsored working adult students enroll in degree and credential programs, academic providers face a shared and increasingly urgent problem: how to improve low retention and persistence rates for working adult learners. This white paper explores how structural factors, like time and caregiving, can influence working adult learner persistence, and what academic institutions can do to support this critical and growing student group.

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Is Your Education Program Supporting DE&I Goals — Or Subverting Them?

Many education and upskilling programs unintentionally discriminate against underrepresented workers.Take the Education Equity Assessment to learn how your program stacks up.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Real Change Starts at Home

The right strategy for building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce requires a connection between your company’s strategic goals and the economic opportunity and diversity you create for your workforce.

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Bridging the Social Mobility Gap for Working Adult Students with Learning Disabilities

Working adults with learning disabilities face unique barriers in accessing and thriving in higher education. Explore impactful interventions that higher education institutions can implement to combat stigma and improve educational attainment for people with learning disabilities.

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Education and Upskilling as a Lever to Support DE&I in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry

Companies have the unique opportunity to leverage education and upskilling to make their organization an equitable place to work and further strategic DE&I efforts.

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Where No Educator Has Gone Before

As student demographics in the U.S. continue to get older, traditional methods of admissions are becoming increasingly irrelevant as a way to gauge academic potential. Learn more about how your institution can increase access for prospective adult learners through more inclusive and up-to-date admissions strategies.

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Earned Admissions: A Better Measure of Academic Potential

As student demographics in the U.S. continue to get older, traditional methods of admissions are becoming increasingly irrelevant as a way to gauge academic potential. Learn more about how your institution can increase access for prospective adult learners through more inclusive and up-to-date admissions strategies.

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Building a Tech Workforce for the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry

Technology’s rapid progression has created a skills gap which, in order to close, demands investment in employees to ensure they have the training and education to contribute to a resilient digital workforce.

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How one financial services company made education more inclusive—and realized higher ROI

Expanding its education program for the frontline workforce improved DE&I efforts and increased ROI to $2.72 for every dollar spent at this Financial Services company.

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Serving Working Adults with Learning Disabilities: Supporting Economic Mobility through Education

In this webinar co-hosted by AHEAD and Guild Education, we will share research and strategies that leaders in higher education and innovative employers can use to better serve working adults with learning disabilities.

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Measure Your Organization’s DE&I Efforts with a Checklist

Quickly measure your organization’s DE&I efforts — and how they intersect with inclusion, retention, and mobility — with a checklist.

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The Hidden Ways Your Education and Upskilling Strategy Might Be Adding Inequity to Your Organization

Often inequitable by design, education and upskilling can limit economic mobility for employees already underrepresented in the workforce.

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How to Leverage Education and Upskilling as an Equity Driver for All Employees

The key to equity is education and upskilling for all employees—particularly the frontline. Read the guide to learn how to get started.

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Reimagining Talent Mobility Programs

Existing education benefits in the healthcare industry drive a continued talent crisis, perpetuated by high turnover, small talent pools, and ineffective DE&I efforts.

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Digital Education and the Future of Skills-Based Learning

As we look ahead to a post-pandemic world where digital education will be even more prevalent, what opportunities did the pandemic provide, and what lessons have we learned? How can we ensure high-quality online learning that improves access and attainment, and how do we ensure students, staff, and professors are equipped to thrive?

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Student Story: Courtney Stingley

By getting his education through his employment at Walmart, Courtney was able to gain new skills, grow his career, and fulfill his dream of being a homeowner. Watch this video to hear Courtney’s story!

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The Talent Crisis in Healthcare

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The Talent Crisis in Healthcare

Read this guide to understand how the current talent crisis in healthcare is influenced by the rapid evolution and adoption of technology, demands for a more diverse workforce, industry inequities both in employment, a dramatic increase in virtual care and telehealth, and more!

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Learning from the Pandemic to Improve Digital Learning Outcomes

As we look ahead to a post-pandemic world where digital education will be even more prevalent, what opportunities did the pandemic provide, and what lessons have we learned? How can we ensure high-quality online learning that improves access and attainment, and how do we ensure students, staff, and professors are equipped to thrive?

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Transforming Emergency Virtual Education Solutions into Effective Online Learning

Online learning provides immense opportunity for both academic institutions and nontraditional students. If developed with student needs and the capabilities of the platform at the forefront, online learning can open the door to higher education for millions of diverse learners.

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The Dollar Value of Education Benefits

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The Dollar Value of Education Benefits

Learn the true return on investment of an education program, calculated through the impact on talent attraction, retention, development, employee engagement, and brand.

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RISE Together: Fostering Innovation to Support Student Parents

Join Guild, Imaginable Futures, and Lumina Foundation for a virtual event focused on understanding the unique needs of student parents and these key insights from the Rise Prize that institutions can leverage to better serve student parents.

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The Rise Prize Report

In 2018, Imaginable Futures (then Omidyar Network)—a venture of The Omidyar Group—partnered with Entangled Solutions (now Guild Education) to better understand this important, growing community

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Learner Experience Design

Learner experience design has the power to equip students with the resources and support they need to be successful – or to hinder their progress and add stress. Which category does your institution fall into?

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Competency as Currency

The Next Generation of learning models will be accessible, flexible and clearly aligned to skills needed for economic mobility. Is your school ready to build the future of higher education?

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The Working Adult Learner Imperative

While working adults were already seeking postsecondary degrees in higher numbers, the growing corporate trend of offering tuition support has created a boom, with an estimated 31 million workers eligible for tuition assistance or reimbursement. As a result, universities have increased opportunities to serve more working adult learners. However, the needs of working adult learners differ in several critical ways from those of traditional full-time students.

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The 2020 Information Industry Talent Strategy Report

The integration of technology, media, and information platforms in recent years has resulted in a significant overlap in the type of talent needed. Combine increasing competition with the pandemic, and business leaders find themselves at a pivotal moment in determining talent strategy. Read the report for the data and insights needed to start planning.

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The 2020 Financial Services Talent Strategy Report

Amid recent volatility, business leaders need to create a new talent playbook and build a workforce that is flexible, resilient, and trained for the jobs of both today and tomorrow. Read this report to get started.

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Getting Working Adults to College Success

A recorded webinar on how universities can design online learning around the unique needs of working adults featuring Mary Hawkins, president of Bellevue University, and Michael B. Horn, award-winning author and co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation with Desmond Mitchell as moderator. The webinar, the first of a monthly webinar series hosted by Guild Education, was live on August 19th, 2020.

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Emerging, innovative education models begin to define the future of learning

Micro-credentials, certificates, and skills-based learning are finding their respective places in hiring markets, and student interest in non-traditional degree programs is growing. Expedited by the pandemic, many academic institutions are also shifting towards remote learning. Read more in this guide.

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Getting Working Adults to College Success

A white paper by Michael B. Horn outlining how we can design online learning for the unique needs of working adults. The best educational experiences are those that can focus on meeting the needs of their different student populations. Find out what your institution or organization can do to better serve working adults as learners.

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The 2020 Retail Talent Strategy Report

Today’s leading companies must create a new talent playbook for both a current and post COVID world. This report provides insights and best practices that will enable leaders to build strong upskilling and reskilling strategies.

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After Layoffs, Here’s How to Take Care of the Employees Who Stay

Following layoffs, existing employees unavoidably suffer. But there are ways to minimize the impact of downsizing, like finding the right outplacement solution. Read this guide to learn more.

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Choosing an Outplacement Provider

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Choosing an Outplacement Provider

In the midst of economic upheaval—and with automation not likely to abate—new considerations for workers are needed. Given these changes, HR and business leaders must take a new, thoughtful approach to outplacement. Learn why company leaders need to adopt this new framework.

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Layoffs Can Harm Your Consumer Brand: Here’s What You Can Do About It

During the last few months, a global pandemic has put even the world’s biggest brands in unprecedented positions, and conducting layoffs is becoming commonplace. Along with other consequences, layoffs can wreak havoc on consumer brand.

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How Did College Get So Expensive?

Government-funded financial aid, state support, and student demand all contribute to skyrocketing tuition costs. But there’s more to unpack…

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The Countercyclical Relationship Between the Economy and Higher Education

How does the economy affect higher education? Completion rates, the opportunity cost of going back to school, enrollment growth, and attrition rates all change with the economy — and not in the direction you might think.

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The Structure of a Best-in-Class Education Benefits Program

An ideal education benefits program considers employer and employee outcomes, and optimizes for both. Learn how to build a program that meets your strategic business goals, and how to find the right partner capable of growing along with the evolving demands of your business.

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Education Benefits: A Guide to Key Terms and Concepts

Learn the key terms and concepts that are relevant to both a student’s educational journey and an employer’s education benefits program.

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A Working Future: Insights into Working Adults & Perceptions of Education Benefits

A 22-question survey was sent to more than 50,000 employees at select Fortune 1000 companies that offer tuition assistance. Here’s what we learned.

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Penn Foster and Guild Drive Talent Transformation via Unmatched Student Outcomes

Learn how education benefits can be strategically designed to include everything from high school degrees to custom training programs, and how the right benefits program can ultimately facilitate employee growth and prepare a workforce for the future of work.

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This Chipotle GM is Earning a Debt-Free Degree While Working Full Time

Alyssa Riegel, a General Manager at Chipotle, is earning a debt-free degree while working full-time. In this video, Alyssa explains how Chipotle’s education benefits program is a key factor when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent.

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This Walmart Employee is Evolving His Career Thanks to Education Benefits

David is a truck driver, husband, and father from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. With the help of his employer’s education benefits program, he’s earning a college degree debt-free.

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How to Curate the Ideal Academic Network For Your Education Benefits Program

If leveraged properly, education benefits can serve as a key component of corporate strategy. And that has implications for how businesses should select academic providers to support their investment.

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How One Financial Services Company Improved Retention and Closed the Skills Gap from Within

Learn how a leading financial services company redesigned and expanded their existing education benefits program to focus on upskilling and retaining their frontline population.

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How Walmart Turned $1 a Day into a Priceless Education

Within the last few years, many employers, like Walmart, restructured their education benefits to align with skills gaps and company goals.

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Chipotle is serving burritos with a side of debt-free degrees

Chipotle is the first fast-casual restaurant to offer debt-free degrees to their employees.

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Student Spotlight: Tracy Hutchens

When Walmart associate Tracy Hutchens first learned about Live Better U, she thought there had to be a catch. There wasn’t.

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Student Spotlight: Kelley Kurtz

This content was originally published on Open Book. When Kelley Kurtz signed up for the carpentry diploma program last July, she had no idea how

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