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Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Position on a Board of Directors

By James R. Lint
Faculty Member, School of Business, American Public University

After military life and some seasoning in the civilian world, service members become highly sought after by the board of directors of companies and nonprofits. Service members are problem solvers, gaining skills in the military that are not easily acquired in the civilian world. They are accustomed to getting necessary tasks done, which appeals to a board of directors.

4 Ways to Discourage New Employees

By Margaret Jacoby

When it comes to creating an amazing staff and improving employee engagement, it’s all about on-boarding new employees. It’s much easier to get started on the right foot than to redirect and encourage an employee who was never properly oriented. Poor orientation or on-boarding results in employee burnout and, as a result, a lack of productivity in your small business. Here's what you can do to prevent this problem.

An Alternative to the College Degree: Apprenticeships

By Ann Eastham
Contributor, Career Services

College is an opportunity to learn and grow; advancing yourself as a professional. The reality is, a traditional academic setting of college isn’t for everyone. However, many high school students will enter college because they’ve been taught that without a college education, you cannot secure employment. This can lead to earning a degree the student isn’t actually passionate about, while simultaneously being strapped with considerable debt. The truth is, there is another way to employment; by securing an apprenticeship.