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SumTotal Systems Helps the Financial Services Industry Keep Up with Digital Transformation Through HR Software Solutions that Increase Employee Retention and Productivity

SumTotal Systems Helps the Financial Services Industry Keep Up with Digital Transformation Through HR Software Solutions that Increase Employee Retention and Productivity

In a Nutshell: Businesses in the financial services industry — among the many sectors undergoing rapid changes due to technological innovations — are trying to keep up with the best ways to engage and train employees. Enter SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft company, with core HR software components, including talent acquisition and talent management, learning management, and workforce management, that provide employers with a comprehensive solution to maintaining a workforce. The... read more »

2018’s Top 10 Booming College Towns

2018’s Top 10 Booming College Towns

A 2017 study by TD Ameritrade found that nearly 50% of college graduates return home after receiving their diploma out of financial necessity. The financial strain of student debt, lack of job opportunities, and a high cost of living are just some of the reasons students choose to move back with their families, which for most, was never the intended plan. Some college towns, however, provide economically friendlier climates for recent grads and job seekers than others. The following... read more »

TFS Scholarships Maintains an Extensive Database to Help Students Access $41 Billion Worth of Funding

TFS Scholarships Maintains an Extensive Database to Help Students Access $41 Billion Worth of Funding

In a Nutshell: Springing from an idea by a high school principal, TFS Scholarships was developed to connect high school and college students to scholarship opportunities they might otherwise miss out on. Today, the service provides information on more than 7 million individual scholarships and $41 billion in funding. TFS sets itself apart from other similar services by remaining ad-free thanks to its Wells Fargo sponsorship, and promises to never sell user information. The website also... read more »

Rutgers School of Management & Labor Relations: Preparation for the Rapidly Changing Workplace of the Future

Rutgers School of Management & Labor Relations: Preparation for the Rapidly Changing Workplace of the Future

In a Nutshell: University curriculums are often slow to adapt to the rapidly changing workplaces that students will enter. But the Department of Human Resources Management at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) has designed courses focused on the current business climate -- and what is coming next. Department Chair Bill Castellano spent more than a quarter-century in leadership positions at Fortune 50 companies and now uses that expertise to develop tomorrow’s... read more »

University of Washington’s Jones + Foster Accelerator Gives Student Entrepreneurs the Resources to Launch a Startup

University of Washington’s Jones + Foster Accelerator Gives Student Entrepreneurs the Resources to Launch a Startup

In a Nutshell: Today’s enterprising college students don’t need to wait until graduation to get a business idea off the ground. The Jones + Foster Accelerator at the University of Washington gives student entrepreneurs the opportunities, resources, and connections needed to get to the startup phase. The six-month program at the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship in the Foster School of Business is part of UW’s commitment to developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports... read more »

Fisher College of Business Introduces New Specialized Master Program to Teach Students Necessary Business Analytics Skills

Fisher College of Business Introduces New Specialized Master Program to Teach Students Necessary Business Analytics Skills

In a Nutshell: Data helps drive decision-making across most industries today — and retail is no exception. But many organizations lack staff with the right mix of business and analytics expertise to study that data and produce actionable insights. The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business established the Specialized Master of Business degree program in Business Analytics (SMB-A) to help professionals develop that skill set. The SMB-A program is geared toward working... read more »

The Georgetown McDonough School of Business Shows that  Innovation is a Journey to an Ever-Changing Destination

The Georgetown McDonough School of Business Shows that Innovation is a Journey to an Ever-Changing Destination

In a Nutshell: At the Georgetown McDonough School of Business, students prepare to lead global enterprises in a changing environment. For more than 22 years, Paul Almeida has helped Georgetown McDonough students prepare for that change. As Professor of Strategy and International Business, he studies innovation, knowledge management, alliances, and information collaboration across firms and countries. In his role as Dean at McDonough, he puts his ideas into practice by creating... read more »

Things to Consider When Hiring a Financial Advisor — A Conversation with Financial Planning Expert  Michael Kitces

Things to Consider When Hiring a Financial Advisor — A Conversation with Financial Planning Expert Michael Kitces

Michael Kitces was named Investopedia’s No. 2 financial adviser in its most recent ranking, placing him among the best and brightest in the financial advising industry. Over the course of his career, he’s seen his profession evolve from one that focused on selling products to one that strives to provide rock-solid advice to help clients get the most out of their financial journey. Aside from his advisory work, Kitces and his team post regular content on his website, Nerd’s... read more »

Statistics Show the US Racial Wealth Gap Affects Minority Graduation and Student Loan Default Rates

Statistics Show the US Racial Wealth Gap Affects Minority Graduation and Student Loan Default Rates

In a Nutshell: Accumulating student loan debt has become a typical part of higher education for students. As of March 2018, nearly 44 million Americans owed over $1.48 trillion in student loan debt, a number expected to grow as tuition rates outpace inflation and wage growth. Few people experience the hardships of student loan debt more than students of color. Approximately 77.7% of all black students use federal student loans to pay for their education. That group also has the highest... read more »

EVERFI Enables Members of Over 750 Credit Unions and Select Employer Groups to Further Their Fiscal Know-How with Online Financial Education Modules

EVERFI Enables Members of Over 750 Credit Unions and Select Employer Groups to Further Their Fiscal Know-How with Online Financial Education Modules

In a Nutshell: You’re never too old to learn — especially about personal finance topics that seem to constantly shift and change focus in today’s technology-driven society. EVERFI takes its role as an educator seriously. The company provides 50 online learning modules to over 750 credit unions, schools, and select employer groups across the US. Topics covered include credit scoring and reports, financing higher education, opening checking accounts, and identity protection.... read more »