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The Boiling Point

3 Ways to Create an Environment of Inclusion

Inclusion is the act of creating an environment in which people of many different types (gender, race, ability, religion and age) can work, thrive and succeed. Hiring a diverse group of people isn’t enough. Inclusion is about the culture, policies, and procedures an employer puts into place to ensure their employees feel safe and on equal footing. Read More >

Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Thursday, September 22, 2016

IT Certifications That Will Boost Your Career

Every career stalls after a period of time. Career change statistics show that the average person will make a career change 5 – 7 times. Whether you advance within your current organization or switch employers, having current certifications is always a help. Here are three in demand IT certifications. Read More >

Posted by: Julie Ninnis

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

How to Display Top or Bottom Values in MS Access

Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to find.  Access’ Top and Bottom Values feature is one of these gems. Using this feature you can find the top or bottom of any Access Summary Query in just a few steps. Read More >

Posted by: Gina Niebrugge

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Power and Myth of Welding

As a master mechanic, Richard Mollison had a need to weld. “Welding goes with it,” Mollison says of his career. “I knew a little bit, but being in these classes really taught me a lot of hands on safety techniques." Read More >

Posted by: Gina Niebrugge

Monday, August 22, 2016

3 Tips to Successfully Coach Your Employees

The coaching approach allows managers to provide their employees with mentoring, consistent feedback, and counseling throughout the year.  If done correctly, coaching creates an atmosphere of support and openness. If coaching is done wrong, employees can feel micromanaged and unappreciated. Read More >

Posted by: Gina Niebrugge

Monday, August 15, 2016

How Do I get my Green Belt Certification?

According to Indeed.com, “Average Lean Six Sigma Green Belt salaries for job postings nationwide are 42% higher than average salaries for all job postings nationwide.”  Based on this information, it’s no surprise that people are interested in becoming Lean Six Sigma Green Belts.  There is always some confusion around the requirements for a Green Belt certification and it can vary depending on where you get the certification. 
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Posted by: Gina Niebrugge

Monday, August 08, 2016

Prepare for Your PMP Certification Exam

Selsius™ Corporate & Career Training of Southwestern Illinois College will begin offering Project Management Professional Certification courses this fall. The first PMP Certification course is Aug. 29 to Sept. 2. Read More >

Posted by: Gina Niebrugge

Monday, August 01, 2016