During employee onboarding, most companies emphasize training on tools and company procedures; but one of the most valuable attributes a new employee can have is a learning mindset. A learning mindset can transform the organization as a whole, especially in today’s dynamic business climate. Too many companies approach onboarding as a transaction with their employees. They collect the paperwork, orient new hires to what it’s [...]
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Workforce System Strategies Fall Reads With the end of summer fast approaching, it’s time to start planning for the upcoming school year; and in that spirit, the Workforce System Strategies (WSS) Team has some “Fall reads” for you to enjoy as you soak up those last few rays of summer sunshine. In this one-pager, you will find summaries of three reports that highlight some of the work [...]
Hire, a new recruiting app for small and mid-sized businesses, integrates with G Suite apps like Gmail and Google Calendar. Google wants to make it easier for G Suite customers to find and hire the right talent. Hire, a new recruiting app for small and mid-sized businesses, integrates with G Suite apps like Gmail and Google Calendar, and promises to help you "identify talent, build [...]
Provides earning data for people completing education and training programs including all graduates of the Maine Community College and University of Maine Systems The Maine Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Research and Information has released the new data and a new search tool to the workforce data system originally launched as a pilot in 2014. Now called MaineEARNS, standing for the Maine Education and Attainment [...]
Who are the millions of people living in poverty in the United States? In 2016, 40.6 million people, or 12.7 percent of the population, lived in poverty, as defined by the official poverty measure. 6 million fewer people were living in poverty in 2016 than at the peak of 46.7 million in 2014. The official poverty measure is determined by a household’s pre-tax income; for example, [...]
DEED commissioner talks about how state tries to tailor workforce training programs – StarTribune.com
Minnesota employers complain they are struggling with severe worker shortages, the lowest unemployment rates in decades and new hires who simply lack the skills needed for today’s technically demanding jobs. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state’s agency in charge of driving worker retraining and skills development programs across the state. DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy said the most recent jobs [...]
COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking. The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn. Join MGM’s Chief Diversity and CR Officer Phyllis James, Terracycle CEO Tom Szaky, Leidos CEO Roger Krone on the corporate response to the opioid epidemic at the 2017 Commit!Forum in Washington, D.C., this October. 3p readers get [...]
Storytelling project Relato: Detroit organizes monthly events where local community members perform five-minute true stories in a mashup of languages ― from Spanglish (or Spanish and English) to Korish (or Korean and English). Organizers told participants there is no need to provide extra context to their stories to suit an English-speaking audience ― or as the group’s press release put it: There is “no code-switching, no translation required.” [...]
On September 26, TriplePundit hosted the #Whypurpose Twitter chat on the potential and need for engaging Millennials in sustainability issues. Encouraged by the chat, Joanne Sonenshine and Marc de Sousa Shields continued the discussion. This excerpt of their conversation is a testament to how invigorating dialogue encourages thinking and, hopefully, leads to action. Marc: Joanne, if the world is to avoid looming environmental global calamity, we [...]
A consulting firm specializing in social impact, along with a social equity think tank, together recently completed what they described as a six-month research project gauging how the business community can benefit from racial equity. Their conclusion: Companies across the U.S. are missing out a huge growth opportunity by not doing more to generate business value by advancing racial equality. FSG and PolicyLink arrived at [...]