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It's All About the 'F' Word If You Want to Succeed in Business

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

Walter basically grabbed the chalk right out of my hand and wrote an "F" on the board, left a space, and then wrote a "C." The eyes of one of my favorite students 16-year-old Daryn Dodson, sitting in the front row, opened wide with amazement.

3 Ways for Students to Jumpstart a Meaningful Career

Shane Rasnak | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Shane Rasnak

We want to use our talents to contribute to an organization that aligns with our deepest values and purpose in life - even if we're not exactly sure what that purpose is just yet. Unfortunately, innovative and mission-driven companies aren't exactly lining up at the career fair. So where to start?

After Sandy, Building the Future

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 01.01.2013 | Impact
Ana Garcia-Ashley

We can't wait for the next Sandy, Irene, or Katrina. We can't wait for the next bridge collapse or subway crash. We can protect ourselves and build our economic future by finally committing to investments in America's infrastructure.

Why Invest in Youth? One Scholar's Story

Kadar Lewis | Posted 11.01.2012 | Impact
Kadar Lewis

Matriculating to UC Santa Cruz, he struggled to transition his early academic success to the college level, achieving a GPA far below his standard. So we worked with Eric, like all our scholars, through a 1:1 counseling model.

Exports: Turning the Table

Robert M. Simpson | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Robert M. Simpson

A glimpse into the future of the economy in Central Upstate New York and similar areas across the U.S. could come from two Syracuse-area companies that would seem to have nothing in common.

Minneapolis Acts on Employment Equity

Sarah Treuhaft | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Sarah Treuhaft

Minneapolis recently became the first city in the nation to adopt a resolution promoting racial equity in employment.

Turning a Fun Month Into a Fun Life

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 12.24.2012 | Women
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

I decided a few months ago that I wasn't having enough fun. So I set out to accept all invitations that came my way for parties, fundraisers, art openings and happy hours. It's amazing how many opportunities pass by your view in any given month if you aren't looking for them!

Five Ways the Unemployed Can Take Action

Rand Strauss | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Rand Strauss

One lesson is missing from our unemployment toolbox: How can the unemployed and underemployed get involved in today's political landscape to impact the state of the job market and future legislation?

Focus on Engagement, and the Outcomes Will Follow

Cindy Cook | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education
Cindy Cook

One buzzword that has persisted for decades is "outcomes," which nobly focuses on student performance. In theory measuring learning outcomes should be easy, but in truth, there are so many factors influencing outcomes that are beyond our control.

Freight Turns Tech

Matthew Brosious | Posted 12.18.2012 | Small Business
Matthew Brosious

For more than 14 years, I've had the privilege of serving the logistics and transportation industry, working in partnership with trucking companies to ship more than a million freight shipments throughout the United States, Canada and beyond.

Looking for a Job? Unplug and Embrace Connectedness, Not Connections

Roberto Angulo | Posted 12.15.2012 | College
Roberto Angulo

No matter where you go to school or who your parents are, you're probably more connected than you think. Ignore the new misconception that quadruple-digit social online "friends, followers, and connections" are the path to career prosperity.

This Isn't Your 2005 Job Search

Sandi Vidal | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business
Sandi Vidal

What does it take to get a job these days? From my experience speaking with the Central Florida Employment Council Members, a group of 800+ recruiters and HR professionals, and our employment counselors at Christian HELP, here is what we have found to be solid advice.

Connecting Youth and Business to Create Opportunity

Bobbi Silten | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Bobbi Silten

Today, many young people are missing out on an important rite of passage: their first job.

The Economic Oversight in Manufacturing (Part 1)

Jolie Bensen | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Jolie Bensen

Beyond just suggesting that consumers buy more American-made goods or that we adjust our trade deficit, but logistically speaking, how can manufacturing really save our country? How does this create more jobs and stimulate the economy, exactly?

Too Few Good Jobs? Make Bad Jobs Better

Corinne H. Rieder | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business
Corinne H. Rieder

There are far too many low-income workers, attempting to climb toward far too few "good" job openings. So, what can be done?

Networking Hurts Our Workforce

Shayla R. Price | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business
Shayla R. Price

Companies need to be flexible when integrating individuals into the workforce. Hiring managers often encourage job seekers to explain how their skills at previous jobs are transferable. However, are employers placing value on transferable skills?

My Week In Delhi

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Travel
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

I spent seven days in Delhi and what a wonderful introduction to India it was. As I start the next part of my journey in Mumbai, I wanted to reflect on the first week of my Eisenhower Fellowship.

Generation "Why": An Answer for the Era of the Newly-Educated yet Unemployed

Shaun_Johnson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Shaun_Johnson

Where are all the openings in marketing, creative writing, and general business -- areas they've studied at undergraduate and grad schools? Unfortunately, the current state of the labor market is not prepared to accept them easily, let alone train them to be at the top of their craft.

Can the Rise of Ed-Tech Startups Change the Course of Unemployment?

Zev Gotkin | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Zev Gotkin

As the sector of education technology continues to grow, traditional educational providers and employers alike will begin to embrace innovation that will transform the way we learn and build skills for the workplace.

Adios, Siesta...Hello Major Business Opportunity

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

A behavioral shift in the Spanish culture means big opportunity for brands that previously have not had a huge presence in Spain.

Reducing Nurse Burnout: A Win-Win Situation

Tera Tuten | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business
Tera Tuten

A nurse is the first line of defense when it comes to identifying problems that a patient may be experiencing. Nurses pick up on small indicators that patients may be in trouble, explained Brown. High patient loads and long shifts can only endanger the patient.

A Business Model That Brings Jobs, Health, Services -- and Joy -- to the Hardest Hit Communities

Sarah Treuhaft | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Sarah Treuhaft

Want proof that the goals of business and the needs of the most vulnerable can align? Meet Jeff Brown, fourth-generation grocer and owner of the 10-store ShopRite regional chain based in Philadelphia.

B-Corp Benefits

Dominika Jaworski | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Dominika Jaworski

While the term "B-Corp" has become a buzzword in the business world, it needs to find become a part of the common American lexicon.

Report Finds Startling Stats About Young People Out Of School & Work

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.21.2012 | College

One in seven people between the ages of 16-24 are not in school or working, a new report finds, and it cost taxpayers $93.7 billion in government supp...

Which Presidential Candidate's Platform Will Have the Greatest Impact on the Job Market?

Amit De | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business
Amit De

While they disagree on the how, President Obama and former Senator Mitt Romney both agree on the what: America needs more jobs. But whose platform will impact the unemployment rate the most?