Student Organization at Home and on the Phone

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I love September. It has all the promise of a new year without the fanfare of resolutions, fireworks and watching the ball drop at Time Square. September starts off with Labor Day that signals the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. It is the perfect time to revisit putting organization… Read more »

Internships: Not Just for the Inexperienced

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Who do you picture when I mention “business intern”?  An intern has traditionally been a young person in a learning position, either paid or unpaid. Many businesses have initiated internship programs as a way of screening potential employees. In the changing multi-generational work environment, there are now blurred lines between employment and retirement affecting job… Read more »

Student Athletes: Beyond the Dream

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APLS Group Institute, the education service branch of NC training and consulting firm, APLS Group, has created a Go Fund Me site that debuts on September 8, 2015. We are seeking contributions to fund the workshop; College and the Business of Athletics, to be offered free of charge to student- athletes and their parents/guardians in… Read more »

Planting Education Seeds in the Summer

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Final Installment – Time Management As summer draws to an end, so does your planting season for effective summer strategies for building a college-going culture at home. Now that you have set a formidable foundation by honing your family’s organization skills, it’s time to prepare for the start of a new school year where time management… Read more »

APLS Group to Attend North Carolina SHRM

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We are proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at the North Carolina SHRM state conference September 23 to 25, 2015. We will be making connections and sharing our thoughts of what the Human Resources field has coming for it in 2015. The event is located at Concord Conference Center in Concord, NC and we’d love for… Read more »

Stop “Generational Thinking” in the Workplace

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While we’ve been spinning our wheels whining about Boomers and Millennials co-existing in the workplace, five generations have taken spots on the workplace stage. It is time to stop cultivating age-diversity in the workplace, or “Generational Thinking,” a term coined by Thomas Koulopoulos and Dan Keldsen, in their book, The Gen Z Effect: the Six… Read more »

Celebrating 15 years!

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APLS Group is thrilled to celebrate 15 years of providing training and coaching services to organizations and individuals worldwide!     We marked the occasion with a huge party on July 10th at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.  Clients, partners, vendors and other special guests joined us for an evening of food, fun and… Read more »

Planting Education Seeds in the Summer, Part III

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Home Organization 101 Continued—Getting Your Student Organized Welcome to the third blog in a summer series on creating a college-bound culture at home. Establishing a pathway to an organized life is one of the most important gifts parents can give to their children. Organization is a lifelong skill that pays large dividends. It is the… Read more »