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Measuring Workforce Program Success Comprehensively

Data powers workforce systems forward and provides agencies with metrics to measure their performance and ROI, and to obtain actionable insights. But...

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Connecting Systems in Workforce Development Programs

On the federal, state, and local levels there are an overwhelming number of workforce systems and tools with numerous requirements and access levels....

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Finding Opportunities for Workforce Innovation in the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed many ways for government agencies to transform how they connect people with jobs, services, and training...

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Rebuilding America's Workforce Post-COVID

Challenges in workforce development aren't new, but the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the struggle to close the gap between workers’ capabilities...

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Why America’s Road to Economic Recovery Relies Heavily on Workforce Development

Workforce development professionals play a crucial role in helping American workers find jobs and employers find skilled and qualified workers....

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Automating Volunteer Hour-Tracking with Merit Lets You Do Less Paperwork and More Life-Saving Work

Thirty-six seconds was all it took on May 22, 2011 for a tornado to cause 161 fatalities and 1,800 injuries, as well as destroy 7,500 homes, 18,000...

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Why Mental Health Days Should Be an Ongoing Conversation at Work — and Making it Happen While We Work From Home

We’re all trying to adapt to the new world we live in. The COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place orders affect everyone differently. And though...

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A Single Destination for Real Estate Professionals to See Available Opportunities

 

Brokers and salespersons in the real estate field earn numerous licenses and credentials during their careers. However, finding those required...

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How Architects Can Learn, Earn, and Experience More With Merit Opportunities

 

In the field of architecture, it’s rare that professionals are able to find every resource they need and every available career opportunity all in...

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Improving Workforce Development Access and Operations

The workforce development landscape has many, often disconnected, organizations that collectively assist people in getting back to work. Now,...

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Occupational Licensing in a Post COVID-19 World

 

COVID-19 has shed light on many areas that are in need of improvement. The necessary expansion of occupational licensing to universal licensing...

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Camp Merit: How We Planned A Virtual Camp

It’s a Merit tradition to host an annual camping trip for our employees. With COVID-19 cases still rising around the country, it seemed like having a...

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Effective Remote Pair Programming (Part 2)

After honing in on the basics of what makes a usual pair programming session run smoothly (as mentioned in Part 1), you’ll need the right tools to...

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How Merit Opportunities Can Benefit the Cosmetology Industry

Like many professions, cosmetology is an ever-changing field. With trends coming and going and techniques moving along with them, professionals need...

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Effective Remote Pair Programming (Part 1)

Pair programming is a software development technique where two programmers work together at one workstation. It’s a great way to improve code...

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