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Six Scrappy Sourcing Strategies to Help You Hire Top Talent

You want to attract top talent to your company. These candidate sourcing strategies can help you get there: Social Sourcing Candidates want information fast. Take advantage of social sharing platforms by inviting your employees to opt into seamless set-it and forget-it job publishing, expanding your reach. More Strategic Use of Job Boards With 30% of…

State Budget Update & Advocacy

Senate Ways and Means Budget Released this Week; maaps Action Network Sign-up The Senate Ways and Means came out with their budget. This is the first step of the budget process for the Senate. After this release, Senators will have a limited amount of time to file amendments, which they will then debate and vote…

How USI New England’s Approach Can Deliver Solutions for maaps Members

What truly distinguishes USI New England as a premier middle market insurance brokerage and consulting firm is the USI ONE Advantage®, a game-changing value proposition that can deliver to maaps members a robust set of risk management and benefit solutions with bottom line financial impact. USI ONE® represents Omni, Network, Enterprise—the three key elements that…

House Budget Supports C766 Schools in FY’18 Budget

The House budget finalized earlier this week proposed a $40.3 billion budget that includes support for Chapter 766 (C766) school students, teachers, staff and families! The House budget also proposed a 2.2 percent increase in Chapter 70 education aid and a 3.9 percent unrestricted local aid increase to cities, towns and school districts. This is great…

Last chance to join us!

39th Annual maaps Conference & Vendor Exposition with Leadership Strand on Friday, May 5, 2017 @ Best Western, Marlborough, MA Visit www.maaps.org to register The following workshops are sold out: A1, A5, A11, B1, C1, C2 & C8  Click Here to download the program announcement (include link to paper registration) The maaps 2017 Annual Conference…

New Licensure Course Option through FSU

maaps is pleased to announce a new partnership with Framingham State University (FSU) to provide on-line courses which can be used in the following ways towards educator licensure: Assist teachers currently on a waiver in meeting the Competency/Continuous Progress Requirements of the license for moderate disabilities. Each 4-week course can be used as 1 point…

Workforce Taskforce Members Recommended Reading

Back in the day when bookstores were commonplace you could usually find a shelf labeled “Staff Favorites”.  This new feature of the maaps news bulletin is something like that!  The members of the Taskforce will periodically offer books or articles that they and their colleagues have found helpful in their work.  Here are the first…

Four Ways to Manage Conflict in the Workplace

by Katie Shonk on April 10, 2017 Originally published in Harvard’s Program on Negotiation News Bulletin. Samantha was livid. While making a presentation during a meeting that both attended, Brad, a newcomer in her department, had shared some slides during a presentation that were clearly based on ideas for a project she’d shared with him…

maaps ‘Invite Your Legislator to School Day’ Visits, Legislative Meeting Series in Full Swing

More than 45 legislators and 45 staff members visit member schools and attend State House Briefing With the release of the House Ways and Means Committee Budget on April 12th now less than a month away and the House budget debate set to take place the week of April 24th, maaps is continuing its efforts…

April 2017 Professional Development Activities

April 2017 Professional Development Activities LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FINAL SESSION:   Date:                           April 14, 2017 Time:                          8:30 Registration                                     9:00 am – 12 noon (lunch on your own) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location:                    Best Western, Marlborough, MA Registration fee:        $55.00 maaps members, $110.00 Non-members                                     Click here to register How many…

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