5 Key Soft Skills Recruiters Look For

Posted by Jen Conroy on Mar 18, 2021 12:36 PM

While education, experience, and certification are important for scoring an interview, a new study by the HR software provider iCIMS finds that recruiters place a higher value on soft skills. From an ability to communicate well to being organized, these intangible qualities can be tough to measure, but they affect everything from productivity to collaboration.

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5 Ways to Lead Without Authority

Posted by Frank Connolly on Mar 5, 2021 11:39 AM

We are always making a choice, no matter what. Not only is every action you take a choice, but not doing something is also a choice. There is a great quote from Stephen Covey: "Leadership is a choice, not a position."

No matter your role—whether you're a CEO or an intern—you have the choice every day to be a leader. Especially if you're working in a startup, there are countless opportunities to step up and make a 10X impact.

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More Feedback, Please

Posted by Frank Connolly on Feb 25, 2021 2:03 PM

Serious fans of rock and roll will probably know the answer to this trivia question: When they were just starting out, the Irish band now known as U2 went by what one-word name?

The answer, of course, is "Radio X U2 History", a reference to one of the few technical terms that the fledgling rockers knew back then. The name didn’t last long, but the band certainly didand within a few short years millions of fans were enjoying the sound of “Feedback” under their new name.

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Security Requirements for Banks

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Feb 24, 2021 11:46 AM

Every bank insured by the FDIC, and every credit union insured by the NCUA, is required to have a written security plan for each of their offices (the institution's main office and any branches it operates). For banks under the FDIC, developing and administering this plan is the responsibility of the bank's security officer, who is designated by the board of directors. The NCUA does not specify who is responsible for developing security plans for credit unions, but the chairperson of the credit union's board of directors must certify compliance with security requirements annually.

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What Are the 4 Ps of Marketing?

Posted by Jess Gromada on Jan 13, 2021 11:33 AM

Every solid marketing strategy is centered around the 4 Ps: product, price, place, and promotion. Each P plays a different role in the marketing mix, which describes the various marketing tools and strategies a business uses to achieve certain goals and objectives. 

Let’s explore each P more in depth.

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The Cost of Data Leakage

Posted by Marco Martinez on Dec 18, 2020 1:23 PM

Hackers are attackers outside of an organization who exploit security weaknesses in computer systems or networks to gain unauthorized access to information, cause mischief, or make changes to files, settings, or systems. Hackers have become increasingly sophisticated over the years, and many are experts on a variety of computer systems and software.

With the increase in cyberattacks and data security lapses, many organizations have changed their overall approach to data security and are taking a risk-based approach to data security.

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7 Strategies for Leading a Virtual Workforce

Posted by Frank Connolly on Dec 4, 2020 1:14 PM

Companies of every size are faced with a reality once reserved for "future of work" strategies and conversations in the boardroom. That reality is now.

As more Gen Zers enter the labor market, remote work is predicted to become the norm. In fact, by 2028, 73 percent of all teams will have remote employees, according to UpWork's 2019 Future Workforce Report.

Another eye-opening report is the 2018 Global State of Remote Work. It found that 56 percent of employers worldwide currently offer either a completely remote workplace or a hybrid form of remote work.

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6 Tips for Staying Productive While Working From Home

Posted by Jess Gromada on Nov 12, 2020 1:17 PM

Adjusting to a remote work schedule and environment can be challenging. Though there are some advantages to a remote work setup—namely, no commute—there are also many obstacles you wouldn’t normally face in an office setting that may keep you from working to your highest level of productivity.

Many in-office roles switched to remote work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the pandemic is ongoing, you may not know when in-person work will resume. For that reason, developing good work-from-home habits in the midst of so much uncertainty will only benefit you in the long run. For those who will continue working remotely even post-pandemic, finding ways to increase productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance is essential.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Lloyd Schwartz

Posted by Katie Sica on Oct 9, 2020 1:15 PM

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting Lloyd Schwartz, an award-winning poet, critic, and teacher. Lloyd Schwartz is currently the Poet Laureate of Somerville, MA. For nearly 40 years, he taught poetry at UMass Boston, where he helped to establish a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

Schwartz has authored five books of poetry, including Little Kisses and the forthcoming Who’s on First (New and Selected Poems). His poems have been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Best of the Best American Poetry, and other prominent journals. In 1994, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism regarding his work on American poet Elizabeth Bishop.

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Owner’s Project Requirements - LEED

Posted by Christine Vogt on Oct 1, 2020 10:30 AM

One of the first steps that a project team must take in order to reduce the energy consumption of a building is to design the project with energy goals in mind. These energy-saving benchmarks are defined in our latest infographic “Owner's Project Requirements (OPR)”. The project requirements outlined in the OPR infographic will serve as the reference points for all design, construction, and ongoing maintenance operations.

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