Frontier Signal News & Insights

What's Love Got to do With it?

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Feb 13, 2020 9:12:00 AM

On this day before Valentine’s Day, I wanted to explore the connection between love and work. So I googled it. I thought the search results would yield interesting research in support of the old Mark Twain adage 'Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.'

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Get Hiring Right the First Time (Part 1)

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Feb 11, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Top Candidates Impact Business Performance

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Topics: Talent Acquisition, Retention, hiring, bad hire

Quality of Hire: Insights into Measurement Trends

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Feb 6, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Research by Mark Murphy, CEO of Leadership IQ, found that 46% of hires fail in the first 18 months. Why? 89% of the time it was for attitudinal reasons and only 11% of the time for technical incompetence. 

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Topics: Retention, quality hire

Top 5 Personal Development Books for the Workplace Go-Getter

Posted by Nicole Simmonds on Feb 4, 2020 8:30:00 AM


“Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.” ―John C. Maxwell


Some people are born leaders and some need to dig into personal development to advance their skills. Leadership is the most relevant of business topics, yet remains difficult to master. 

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Topics: Book Review, learning and development

Why a Less Transient Frontline Workforce is a Business Imperative

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Jan 30, 2020 8:30:00 AM


Attracting and retaining experienced, to

p performers is key across any business - including bringing great frontline people to work on hospitality, food service, retail or healthcare teams. Jobs in these industries are undergoing a hiring transformation. Frontline employees are often the first touch customers have with your brand and they have a tremendous impact on the user experience. According to the Forbes article Why Frontline Workers Must Be Part of Your Digital Transformation, they are the first ones to represent your brand and engage customers, and their interactions can have a huge impact on how customers perceive your company. Yet the focus of talent retention s predominantly on salaried, professional employees who benefit from upskilling, reskilling, or carer development tools. Frontline workers continue to be overlooked.

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Topics: learning and development, Retention, frontline workers

Tips on How to Expand Your Skills and Stay Relevant in the Workforce

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Jan 28, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Changes in the workplace are accelerating at an unprecedented pace.  The average shelflife of technical skill is shrinking ( research by the World Economic Forum estimates that the half-life of professional skill is just five years).   At WEF’s annual meeting in Davos this month, the research presented suggests that: 

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Topics: Future of Work, Careers, learning and development

Survey Says: How to Retain Your Nursing Staff

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Jan 24, 2020 11:07:47 AM


According to a recent survey conducted by Becker’s Hospital Review, when asked what factors influence job retention, nurses responded:

  • Flexibility and work-life balance: 39 percent 
  • Compensation/benefits: 31 percent
  • Colleagues: 17 percent
  • Career advancement/growth: 7 percent
  • Management: 5 percent

Frontier Signal surveyed experienced nurses and asked them “Why do some nurses stay and others leave?” The range of answers echo the findings from the Becker survey:

  • Some nurses stay in positions if hours/ location work for them.  
  • Some don't adapt well to change or take the position that the grass isn't always greener on a new unit.   
  • Others leave if they have specific career goals and their goals aren't being met on their current unit or could be better met elsewhere.  
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Topics: Talent Acquisition, Job Fit, Retention, Nursing, Healthcare

Frontier Signal  to Compete in Premier Global Competition for Emerging Companies that “Bend the Arc of Human Potential”

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Jan 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM



New York, New York  -- JANUARY 15, 2020 -- Frontier Signal was announced as one of the Elite 200 companies who will compete in the GSV Cup and will now present at the 2020 ASU GSV Summit. The ASU GSV Summit gathers leaders in government, education, and work advancing social and economic mobility by bending the arc of human potential through innovation. Three companies will be chosen as finalists during the Summit, receiving a prize package of $250,000 in cash and $100,000 in Google Cloud credits.

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Topics: Talent Acquisition, Skills Gaps, Future of Work, Job Fit, Careers

Rediscovering the Lost Generation for Strategic Advantage

Posted by Darin Hartley on Jan 14, 2020 10:45:00 AM

A Booming Economy

According to the most recent Employment Situation Summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for December 2019, non-farm payroll employment rose a whopping 155,000 and the unemployment rate remained steady at 3.5%.  There are .8 people available per current job opening in the United States.  That means there are more job openings than qualified resources to fill those roles.  What strategy(ies) can be used to close this massive gap? One solution might be to tap into the large number of people fifty years and over who can still be hyper-productive and are willing to work.
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Topics: Careers, Ageism, Bias

A Conversation with Darin Hartley: Biggest Challenges Facing L&D Departments

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Jan 9, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Darin Hartley is Vice President of Business Development and Solution Architecture at Frontier Signal. Darin Hartley has worked in the training industry for 30 years and has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Corporate Training and Training Management. Previously he has worked at BICSI, The Janus Experience, LLC, Intrepid Learning, Inc., and Intrepid Learning Solutions, Inc., ASTD (now ATD), Dell, Lockheed Martin, General Physics, and the US Navy. Darin has presented previously at ISPI International, ASTD International, the ASTD Technical Skills Training Conference, and many others on a variety of topics. He has keynoted for national and international learning and training conferences for a variety of organizations.He has authored articles for T+D, Technical & Skills Training, and WorkForce Magazines. Darin has written four books including his most recent, 10 Steps to Successful Social Networking for Business, published in April 2010 (ASTD Press). Darin is a 2014 ASTD CPLP Fellow award winner.

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Topics: Skills Gaps, Future of Work, Inner Mobility, Job Fit, Interview, learning and development