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Who are the Work Martyrs? Many are Millennials

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The work martyrs—those who rarely take vacation—can be found in many American workplaces. What’s surprising is that many of them are Millennials, according to some new survey results.

Millennials have often received a bad rap for their work ethic. Many …


Use Professional Development to Increase Millennial Loyalty, study says

The Millennial generation, which will comprise over half the workforce by 2020, is known to frequently “job-hop.” But you can keep this generation loyal by giving them opportunities for professional development.

Excluding salary, work-life balance is most important to Millennials. …


13 Questions with Derek Ferguson, ’16 MEM grad

derek fergusonEPD: What have you learned from the program that you have been able to directly apply in the workplace?

DF: The MEM program has taught me important management skills that I can directly apply to my new position as a …


EPD’s Rath Works to Reduce Errors in Radiotherapy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Frank Rath
Program Director
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Engineering Professional Development
fjrath@wisc.edu
MADISON, Wis. (7/28/16)–Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., and two University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members are working …


13 Questions with Mitriya Puguh, ’16 MEM grad

mitriya puguhEPD: What have you learned from the program that you have been able to directly apply in the workplace?

MP: I’ve learned about my strengths and weaknesses as an engineering leader/ individual contributor. The program also expanded my knowledge about …


Millennial loyalty linked with leadership opportunities, says survey

millennial loyalty statisticsMillennial loyalty is dropping. Two in three Millennials anticipate leaving their current employer by 2020, according to survey results released by Deloitte. Of those looking to leave, 71 percent say they are unhappy because their leadership skills aren’t being developed.…


Russell: Get Creative in Engineering

Jeffrey Russell, who teaches in EPD’s Master of Engineering: Engineering Management online degree program, is asking engineers to be more creative.

In an article published in Engineering News-Record this week, Russell writes:

“Creativity is an attribute most of us associate …


BLS: More Employees Working From Home

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The number of employees working from home is increasing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The number of employees working from home is increasing, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The share of workers …


Engineering Talent Hard to Find, says SHRM

Finding talent keeps getting more difficult, especially in manufacturing and engineering fields, according to a report released by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). However, while many organizations are embracing social media to find good candidates (which means you …


5 Tips to Make the Most of Your PE Credits

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Looking to fulfill your PE credits? Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Being a licensed PE in Wisconsin means you have until July 31 on even numbered years to fulfill your 30 credit requirement. While fulfilling your credit …



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