Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Dr. S. Atyia Martin

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 24, 2020 11:14 AM

This week, Skye Learning is thrilled to spotlight Dr. S. Atyia Martin, an expert for the AEM®/CEM® Prep Course (U.S. version). Martin is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) with nearly 20 years of experience in emergency management, public health, intelligence, resilience, and homeland security. She was worked for the government, the private sector, and the nonprofit sector. Currently, she is CEO & Founder of All Aces, Inc., a consulting company that advances racial equity and builds organizational resilience. Martin is a distinguished senior fellow for the Global Resilience Institute.

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Learner Feedback: Introduction to Emergency Management

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 24, 2020 10:28 AM

Skye Learning’s Introduction to Emergency Management course provides an overview of fundamental concepts, including the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. See what a learner has to say about the course:

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Hitendra Patel

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 22, 2020 12:58 PM

Hitendra Patel is an innovative thought leader, keynote speaker, and author. He has taught innovation and strategic growth to over 5000 MBA students, including at Hult International Business School and the University of Toronto. He is also Managing Director of the IXL Center, a global innovation management consulting firm.

What’s more, Patel is Board Director for the Hult Prize Foundation, Board Director and Founder of Pollux Automation, a partner and member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and more. Patel has also published numerous books, including Greenovate!, Connectivate!, and Healthovate!

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8 Job Search Tips for New Grads During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 20, 2020 1:13 PM

Graduating college is an exciting time, but many students report anxiety in the months leading up to graduation. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has heightened this anxiety for new graduates, many of whom are transitioning to online learning and worried about the present state of the economy. Luckily, companies are continuing to hire and adapting to remote work practices.

Are you a new graduate planning to enter the workforce? Read the eight tips below to help you strategize for applying for jobs during the coronavirus pandemic:

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Most Economy-Proof Career Tracks

Posted by Patrycja Charubin on Apr 20, 2020 11:49 AM

Graduation season should be an exciting time, but for many 2020 graduates, celebrations and ceremonies have been replaced with feelings of fear and uncertainty. Is the career track you chose four years ago going to withstand this recent pandemic? When will companies start hiring again? When will it be safe to go to work? There are many questions, with very few answers. But even if your anticipated career track has changed course or your potential job leads have grinded to a halt, all hope is not lost.

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10 Ethical Myths

Posted by Christine Vogt on Apr 15, 2020 11:11 AM

We have seen that there are many factors at play in shaping behavior in the workplace. Nonetheless, the question remains: How is it that decent people can behave in an unethical manner in business?

Research suggests a number of reasons. The KPMG Forensic Survey polled a representative sample of American workers and found that pressure for results was the most often cited reason for misconduct. Another interesting finding from the KPMG survey was that only 34% of respondents said a desire for personal gain prompted unethical behavior.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Kim Dawson

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 10, 2020 10:45 AM

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting Kim Dawson, a business strategist, management consultant, and virtual CFO for small businesses. Dawson’s expert commentary is featured in Skye’s Introduction to Small Business Management.

Dawson has significant experience in the field as former Business Owner of The Wellness company, a fitness studio and consulting practice. She was also Co-Owner of Atalasoft, a software company providing high-performance imaging libraries. Now, through K.Dawson Company, she helps small business owners set financial goals, increase revenue, improve sustainability, and more.

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Responsibilities of the Nonprofit Board

Posted by Frank Connolly on Apr 8, 2020 10:30 AM

Like for-profit businesses, nonprofits range in size from small and medium organizations to very large, well-established organizations. These differences in size affect the way that nonprofits conduct every aspect of their operations, including fundraising, developing volunteer programs, establishing financial processes, and selecting a board of directors.

Regardless of a nonprofit’s size, the board plays an essential role in the organization’s success.

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10 SEM Best Practices

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Apr 1, 2020 10:24 AM

Search engines will reward websites that contain relevant content related to a keyword search by ranking those websites higher in search results. A website will also want to use those targeted keywords in a way that will raise the page's visibility with various search engines.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Becca Van Nederynen

Posted by Katie Sica on Mar 20, 2020 11:10 AM

Becca Van Nederynen is an expert in remote management. She is Head of People Operations at Help Scout, a web-based help desk where 100 percent of staff work remotely. Her team focuses on recruiting, hiring, and developing employees who thrive remotely and strives to keep staff well connected in a virtual environment. She has previous experience working in database marketing, product marketing, product management, and user research.

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