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6 Leaders to Be Thankful for

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

We all know a great leader when we see one, and to be sure bad leaders aren't hard to spot either. Leaders who are responsible, engaged, and effective may have different approaches, but there's no doubt they get the job done.

Innovative Community Organizations Lead New Efforts to Build Family Economic Security

Carla Thompson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Carla Thompson

Ensuring parents are financially stable sets children on a better path to success. And we know that focusing on two generations simultaneously enables children and families to succeed together.

DAV Announces Program to Hire 10,000 Disabled Veterans

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

There is no shortage of programs in place to help veterans find meaningful employment after serving the country, but far too little attention is paid to helping the veterans who often need the assistance the most, the disabled veteran, and DAV and Veteran Recruiting hopes to change that in a big way.

7 Steps on How to Find, Employ and Retain the Right Candidate

Thomas Buus Madsen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Thomas Buus Madsen

Recruitment is much more complicated than you may think it is: it is not just about hiring the best applicant. First, the HR department needs to selec...

Divorce Confidential: Alimony -- Are You On The Hook?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.13.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Alimony. It's a hot button issue in divorce and something many individuals have a hard time dealing with after the breakup. It seems unfair, when one spouse is ordered to pay a hefty sum each month towards the daily living costs and lifestyle choices of their ex-spouse. These individuals are no longer connected, yet the financial obligation continues -- sometimes indefinitely.

Retailers Can Learn From Each Other When it Comes to Disability Hiring

Carol Glazer | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Carol Glazer

We always say, when you're hiring people with disabilities, it's not the "what" that you expect to be different. You expect the same performance and productivity and output. It's the "how" that's different. The "how you train and even how you interview."

November, A Time To Be Thankful For Military Families

Leigh Searl | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Leigh Searl

In 1996, the Armed Services YMCA launched a month long celebration to promote the support of military families. The concept was a hit and now every November, we focus on the dedicated commitment military families give to support their service member and our country.

Should Even Tech Companies Strive For Age Diversity?

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 11.05.2015 | Fifty
Ashton Applewhite

Of course companies should strive for age diversity, 'even in a field as innovation-crazy as tech.' Make that especially in a field as innovation-crazy as tech.

'Everything Must Go.' The Loss of Our Neighborhood Grocery Store

Sara Lindberg | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
Sara Lindberg

It was raining this morning. I was thankful for that. Running up my last hill on the final stretch, I stopped. There it was. The sign I have been waiting for. "Everything Must Go." I have run past this store hundreds of times, but today was different.

Hiring Guru: Sterling Management on Purpose

David Jensen | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Almost 30 years ago, Kevin bought Sterling from its founder and soon after stepped into the CEO position. In the two years following his acquisition of the company, Kevin tripled its growth, twice landing the company on Inc. Magazine's list of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the US.

Making Science Enthusiasm Work

Michael S. Evans | Posted 11.03.2015 | Science
Michael S. Evans

It's good to get people excited about science. Science is awesome! But let's not forget that science is a human endeavor built by, and for, real people. We can't stop at enthusiasm if we all want to move forward together.

How To Stop Working For Exposure AKA 'Free'

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Bhavani Esapathi

Every single time I have filtered my decision through the process, I always end up receiving more than I have given therefore never having to apply for a job again. 

Word Evolution: 11 Words that Mean Something Different to Entrepreneurs

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Have you ever really thought about how terms take on new meaning over time? When I was a kid, the word "sick" actually meant sick. Today "sick" can also mean "amazing." Words and phrases evolve over time -- especially in the business world.

5 Things Businesses May Not Know About Military Spouse Employees

Leigh Searl | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Leigh Searl

On behalf of military spouses, I'd like to thank the American companies currently employing military spouses. We thank you for your unwavering commitment in helping us achieve our career goals and your understanding of our mobile lifestyle.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month What's Good for Business and Society: Hiring People With Disabilities

Judith E. Heumann | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Judith E. Heumann

This October marks the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), commemorated annually to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

President Hillary, Remember Disability Employment Rights?

John Robinson | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics
John Robinson

Please President Hillary Clinton and others, work with our community. Listen to our real needs and actively engage on future advancements. Less Katy Perry, more employment opportunities. If you will do this then I will be happy to say, I was wrong.

Unpaid Interns of the World, Unite! The U.N. and Work in the 21st Century

Omer Aziz | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Omer Aziz

In a world where 1.2 billion youth are unemployed across the world, wealth inequality is increasing and work itself has become a scarce opportunity. Payment for work has become a luxury; you can consider yourself lucky if you are able to sell your labor not for money, but for work experience.

Prevention vs. Cure: A New Military Mission and a New Model for Veteran Success

Joel Peterson | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Joel Peterson

Post 9/11 veterans commit suicide more, are homeless more, and are jobless more than their civilian counterparts. Underscoring these bleak outcomes, top policy makers have noted that the "evidence appears to be that [serving in the military] is not an advantage."

Employee Morale: 5 Tips For Happier Employees

John Rampton | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
John Rampton

How do you keep your team productive? Part of having an incredible work culture, is keeping your employees happy. It will make them more productive by creating a balance. All work and no play can be draining!

Rethinking Employer-Based Benefits

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Many Americans receive a long list of important benefits through their employers. In part, this is an accident of history. It is also, in part, bad policy.

Body Fascism: The Ugly Truth About Appearance in the Workplace

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 10.08.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

Can an employee be fired from a job for not adhering to dress codes, not meeting makeup requirements, sporting tattoos or piercings, or for other personal qualities or forms of self-expression? Apparently, yes.

A Future Without Jobs Does Not Equal a Future Without Work

Scott Santens | Posted 10.07.2015 | Impact
Scott Santens

I almost have a basic income above the poverty level. I'm not even there yet, but I can already see where this will lead if everyone else has it too. It's a world not to fear, but to fight every day for, so that's exactly what I do.

Speak Up: Your Voice in the Workplace Matters

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

Black Americans, in particular, run up against systemic racism and discrimination that keep them from good jobs. The lack of opportunity has reached a crisis level that destabilizes our families and communities, such as in South Central Los Angeles.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Balance

Marissa Lepor | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Marissa Lepor

Work-life balance: the portmanteau once used in casual conversations has now become an integral component of companies' mission statements and employee interactions. It's like the gluten-free of the health food world -- many claim to value it, but few can describe what it actually means.

An Emerging American Workforce Speaks Out: It's Time to Pay Attention

Stephane Kasriel | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Stephane Kasriel

Nearly 54 million men and women are now part of America's independent workforce -- working variously as accountants, computer programmers, translators, designers, health care providers, and more.