Frontier Signal News & Insights

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

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

Book Review:  Algorithms to Live By (5 Salient Principles)

Posted by Elizabeth Monroe on Jan 7, 2020 9:45:00 AM

As a data scientist, I am intrigued by data science books and some of the most fascinating are books that offer new perspectives on seemingly mundane things.  One of the books I read for my company’s book club, Algorithms to Live By, did just that.  The book’s writers, Brian Christian, a renowned author, and Tom Griffiths, a cognitive scientist, use computer science theories and algorithms to explain everyday experiences, and I found the following five points to be especially applicable to my work life. The authors explain:

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Topics: Job Fit, Interview, Book Review, Algorithms, Data Scientist

Four Things I Wish I’d Known Looking for my First Job Out of College

Posted by Bailey Jensen on Jan 2, 2020 9:30:00 AM

The popular rule of thumb for any job search is that it takes roughly one month for every $10,000 in salary you would like to earn. This means students graduating in May of 2020 who have their sights set on earning $50,000 a year need to start looking now.

The post-graduation job search can be frustrating and often requires a pattern of trial and error. From someone who has tried and erred in today’s job market, here are the four things I wish someone had told me when I began my job-search journey:

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Topics: Job Fit, Careers

Close It Summit 2019: Close Gaps in Fit and Skills at Business Speed

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Nov 14, 2019 10:01:04 AM


Frontier Signal founder and CEO Nelson Rockefeller and Darin Hartley, VP of Business Development and Solution Architecture, engaged with thought leaders and practitioners from HR, technology, policy, education and founders at the 2019 Close It Summit. The theme of this year’s summit was Critical Shift\ Work. Learn. Tech. with a focus on technologies that can bridge gaps in skills and learning to prepare individuals and employers for the future of work. Business leaders are challenged with orchestrating how new technology tools powered by AI can be used to find and train employees that will create the next generation of products and services to meet customer expectations. Identifying, retaining and developing the strongest workforce is now inextricably linked to a company’s growth and revenue.

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