When a Handshake Isn’t Just a Handshake: 3 “Tells” That New Hires Need Foundational Skills Training

Recent grads entering the workforce can bring with them unlimited potential—but also the need to invest in coaching to get them off on the right foot. Most companies take time to orient new employees to the demands of their particular office and job, however this often isn’t enough. In our work with companies around Boston Read more about When a Handshake Isn’t Just a Handshake: 3 “Tells” That New Hires Need Foundational Skills Training[…]

Going Off-Book: Setting Textbooks Aside to Teach Foundational Skills

No visualization of the college experience would be complete without a bulky pile of textbooks stacked upon a dormitory desk for a long night of studying. And while the format provides a way for students to memorize the key concepts, vocabulary, and history within any number of subjects, it also has its limitations. The process Read more about Going Off-Book: Setting Textbooks Aside to Teach Foundational Skills[…]

Debunking Professional Development Myths with NimblyWise Chief of Staff Sara Ortins

As NimblyWise’s Chief of Staff, Sara Ortins has played an integral role in the company’s Real-time Learning for Professionals program. The offering works with new employees to cultivate the foundational skills necessary to perform at a high level in today’s knowledge economy. “We found these recent grads to be highly motivated learners,” Ortins says, “but Read more about Debunking Professional Development Myths with NimblyWise Chief of Staff Sara Ortins[…]

3 Hard Truths About Soft Skills: Why The Most Sought After Skills Aren’t Prioritized In Higher Education

Reference any one of several surveys of hiring managers and you’ll find a common refrain: today’s graduates are entering the workforce ill-prepared for jobs that increasingly demand soft skills like critical thinking and communication. These foundational skills (and related skills including problem-solving, information literacy, and creativity) enable professionals to navigate a complex and evolving world Read more about 3 Hard Truths About Soft Skills: Why The Most Sought After Skills Aren’t Prioritized In Higher Education[…]

Credo Education Rebrands as NimblyWise

Boston, MA, February 12, 2019 In connection with the sale of Credo Reference Ltd. in November, 2018, Credo Education Inc. was spun out as an independent entity. Credo Education Inc. has now changed its corporate name to NimblyWise Inc. NimblyWise works with higher education institutions and corporations to prepare students and employees for continuous learning Read more about Credo Education Rebrands as NimblyWise[…]

The 6 Real-time Learning Habits Essential for Today’s Workforce

It’s no secret that the world of work is changing. Gone are the days of learning a trade, showing up to work from 9 to 5, and gradually progressing up the ladder of a single company over the course of a long career. Success in the knowledge economy depends on adaptability, problem-solving, critical thinking, and Read more about The 6 Real-time Learning Habits Essential for Today’s Workforce[…]

Upcoming NACE Webinar: Foundational Skills for Career Readiness

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and NimblyWise present: Foundational Skills for Career Readiness Wednesday, February 20, 1:00 – 2:00pm EST Do students need to develop better foundational skills? How can data and assessment drive skill development? Join NimblyWise’s Vice President of Partnerships, Dr. Brent Keltner, and Chief of Staff, Sara Ortins, as Read more about Upcoming NACE Webinar: Foundational Skills for Career Readiness[…]

Going the Distance: Integrating Foundational Skills Instruction Throughout the College Experience

Our webinar series on the 4 Stages of Foundational Skills Development wrapped up with a presentation from Dr. Susan Burns, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Clarke University. Clarke represents what we identify as the highest rung on the foundational skills ladder, Employer Signaling, where campuses do everything they can Read more about Going the Distance: Integrating Foundational Skills Instruction Throughout the College Experience[…]

Teaching the Teachers: Expanding the Reach of Foundational Skill Instruction to All Faculty

Seven years ago, Nash Community College in North Carolina realized it had a problem: when they asked local employers what they thought of Nash grads, the responses tended to come with a caveat. The graduates were good at the technical skills associated with their job, but struggled to move out of their comfort zone and Read more about Teaching the Teachers: Expanding the Reach of Foundational Skill Instruction to All Faculty[…]

Core Values: Building a Solid Foundation of Consistent Foundational Skills (Webinar Recap)

Among the most elusive challenges we see when it comes to foundational skills is the difficulty of teaching and assessing them consistently across disciplines. Our recent white paper found that institutions universally value skills like critical thinking and communication, however instruction and learning outcomes vary widely depending on the department, course, or faculty member. But Read more about Core Values: Building a Solid Foundation of Consistent Foundational Skills (Webinar Recap)[…]