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Retaining Millennials: How to Keep Young Talent (Happy)

Retaining millennial workers is a natural concern for managers. Millennials passed Generation X in the first quarter of 2015 to become the largest share of the American workforce, according to the Pew Research Center’s analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. There were 53.5 million millennials — individuals born between 1981 and 1997 — in the… Read more »

Happiness, Productivity and Family Time: The Win-Win Premise of Workplace Flexibility

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) defines workplace flexibility as a “mutually beneficial arrangement between employees and employers in which both parties agree on when, where and how work gets done.” Flexible work arrangements such as flextime and telecommuting provide employees with the ability to meet child care demands and achieve better work-life balance…. Read more »

The Rise of Single Parent Households: Effects, Risks and Available Assistance

The percentage of children under the age of 18 in the United States living in single parent households increased to 35 percent in 2014, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In some locations, the number is greater. Chicago has joined cities such as Fresno, Indianapolis and Tucson where approximately half of children live in… Read more »

Changing Hearts, Changing Lives: How 5 Social Initiatives in Chicago Are Making a Difference

  Home to 9.5 million people, Chicago is the third-largest city in the United States and internationally recognized for its contributions to finance, transportation, commerce and culture. In the 2014 Global Cities Index, Chicago earned its fourth-consecutive top 10 ranking for its impact in business, information exchange, cultural experience and political dialogue. But despite all… Read more »

The Highs and Lows of Nursing [Infographic]

The thriving nursing industry is seeing a shortage of nurses. From hospitals to homes, registered nurses are an essential part of the health and medical industries. While it’s the highest growing occupation in the United States, nursing is somehow still facing a shortage that’s expected to continue for the next decade, despite available positions. (click… Read more »

What Is A STEM Degree?

Specialized curriculum prepares educators to teach complex subjects. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are core subjects that are known commonly as STEM. The disciplines of STEM are gaining emphasis in the modern classroom as part of a nationwide and global effort to foster the academic success of students in these subjects. At the center of… Read more »

Kid Geniuses Making Scientific Break-Throughs

School-age scientists are breaking ground and making history When you let a child’s imagination run wild, there are no limits as to where it can go. Igniting a child’s creativity and getting them excited about science can take them down a fulfilling road of adventure, discovery and invention.

Stimulating Stem [Infographic]

Careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields are expected to be some of the highest paying and most advanced in the near future. Unfortunately, few American graduates are filling these positions. Why does the United States rank so poorly, compared to international STEM students? (click to enlarge image)   Embed this infographic on… Read more »

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