Higher Education a Must for the Future of EMS
Oct05

Higher Education a Must for the Future of EMS

For several decades, EMS leaders have called for stricter education standards for paramedics and other emergency service providers. While some argue for paramedics to hold a minimum of an associate degree, others believe that a bachelor’s degree should be the standard. Opponents of higher education standards for EMS note that such a requirement is unnecessary, as the majority of paramedic positions (about 75 percent) currently require...

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What the Consumerization of HR Means for Recruitment and Retention
Sep13

What the Consumerization of HR Means for Recruitment and Retention

The world we live in is becoming more personalized every day. Not sure what to watch on television at the end of the day? Just check out the recommendations that Netflix has for you based on what you have watched before. Amazon and Goodreads will recommend books for you based on what you’ve read and liked in the past. Want to order a coffee or a pizza? Just log on to an app like Seamless or Starbucks, and with a few taps, your...

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The Surprising Effect That Job Insecurity Has on Workplace Safety
Aug10

The Surprising Effect That Job Insecurity Has on Workplace Safety

Although news of major layoffs and high unemployment rates has tapered off as the economy has recovered from the 2008 recession, there are still some residual reminders of those dark days. One of the most significant is the feeling of most Americans (63 percent) that overall job security has declined since the late 1980’s, and that the likelihood of  losing a job at some point during your career is fairly high. At the same time, most...

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Waldorf Launches Online M.A. in Education, Effective Teacher Program
Aug10

Waldorf Launches Online M.A. in Education, Effective Teacher Program

This month, Waldorf University launched its new Master of Arts in education, effective teacher program. The new program is designed to help working educators bolster their teaching efficiency, refine their leadership skills and grow their potential in their field. “We are excited to add the Master of Arts in education to our online offerings,” said Waldorf University President Dr. Robert Alsop. “With the addition of this program,...

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Why More Fire Science Experts Are Studying Human Behavior
Jul12

Why More Fire Science Experts Are Studying Human Behavior

When you hear a fire alarm, what do you do? Immediately head to the nearest exit? If you are like most people, you probably answered yes to that question. After all, no one wants to be caught inside of a burning building, and the universally accepted response to a fire alert system is to evacuate the premises. The problem is, though, that in a typical emergency, most people don’t actually immediately head for the exit. Instead, they...

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