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Skill Alignment: That’s What Really Counts For Today’s Ambitious Professional

It's skill alignment that really counts in today's workforce. Which means occasionally taking a risk and embracing new challenges in order to learn and broaden your outlook.

How Fatherhood Affected These Businesses

We know necessity is the mother of invention. But this Father's Day, we wanted to take a look at the impact becoming a dad had on a few businesses. It's a fun day to see how parenthood created an "aha" moment for a few dad-preneurs.

US Still the Only Industrialized Nation without a Paid Maternity Leave Law

The United States remains the only industrialized nation without a paid family maternity leave law.

US Needs More Than a Simple Replacement of Obamacare

Although there were some serious areas of concern with the House bill, several Republicans who had been on the fence finally voted for it after some compromises were negotiated. All 193 Democrats opposed the bill, along with 20 moderate Republicans. The House bill is now in the Senate where its fate is unknown.

Are You on Portfolium? Take the First Portfolium Challenge!

In March 2017, APU Career Services launched Portfolium — an exciting online networking platform that allows our students and alumni to share their work, demonstrate high-value skills, and connect with future employers. Over 17,000 students, alumni and faculty have joined our online community thus far.

How You Can Build a Leadership Development Program through Peer Support

Leadership Development programs have been under attack during the last couple of years because the results have not been promising. Some companies justify the implementation of programs, such as a leadership development initiative, based on what someone else has done. What’s wrong with that?

Turn Your 'Why for Living' Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Having an employee population buy into the "why" facilitates supervision. Employees tend to follow through with tasks even when their supervisors are not around because they get the "why" behind even seemingly mundane tasks.

Surgery Involves Both Physical and Mental Recovery

This week marks five months since my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so it seems fitting that I am writing this article now.

DevLearn 2016 Puts Spotlight on Creative Learning Technologies

Learning and the technology of learning will continue to advance. Who in 1995 could guess where computing technology would be in 2016? Those who do not stay current in their profession will be left behind by the advances of technology.