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Valuing the Home Care Workforce

National Council of La Raza | Posted 08.14.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The Department of Labor's proposed regulation to extend basic labor protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act to home care workers dignifies this important work and significantly improves job quality in this vital American industry.

Remaking America Through the Arts

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

The arts can serve as both a model and catalyst for change for a number of the pressing societal challenges which face our nation. But it will require new ways of thinking and engaging with the opportunities and challenges of a more diverse, technologically-driven and entrepreneurial world.

Bulldozing Barriers to Leadership

Frances Hesselbein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Frances Hesselbein

It takes courage for a leader to identify and confront self-imposed barriers, to put in place the personal strategies required to unleash the energy, innovation, and commitment to self-development.

Teen Confidence in Summer Job Prospects Hot, But Could Cool Off

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Jack E. Kosakowski

Summer is around the corner, temperatures are heating up, and teens are getting ready for that quintessential rite of passage: the summer job. But times have changed.

Listen Up! Workplace Words for New Grads and Old Guard

Dan Henry | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Dan Henry

So before the latest sparring partners take to their cubicles...a few words of advice to the newly minted graduates and the experienced folks they'll be working with.

Telework Supernova

Cindy Auten | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Cindy Auten

Hosted by Mobile Work Exchange, Cisco, and Citrix, Telework Week 2013 attracted people with more force than ever before.

3 Initiatives to Drive the New Secretary of Transportation

Laura Barrett | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Transit advocates are hoping that Anthony Foxx's experience as the successful mayor of a mid-size city will ground his work as secretary of transportation.

Innovative Leaders of Today, Not Tomorrow

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 07.03.2013 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

As established leaders we need to encourage, support and yes, step aside and allow our young leaders to lead. Today, not tomorrow.

Who Works? Stick Figures, Gender and Illustrating the Workforce

Lisa Wade | Posted 06.10.2013 | Women
Lisa Wade

Men are the "neutral" sex in contemporary Western cultures. This means that (1) the image that pops up in our minds when we say "person" or "human" or "worker" is usually implicitly male, (2) non-sexed representations of people are usually assumed to be male.

Are You Team Sandberg or Team Slaughter? I'm Neither

Wendy Widom | Posted 06.03.2013 | Women
Wendy Widom

Does sexism still exist in the workplace? Are women living up to their professional potential? Can we really have it all? No one has yet to point out the obvious, which is this: The debates ignited by Sheryl Sandberg's book are doing nothing good for women.

10 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Workforce

Rana Florida | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

You're already paying them to do a job. Why not educate them so they can do it better? It doesn't have to cost you a lot of money -- and the dividends you'll gain are incalculable.

Pathways to Employment: Graduating Students Ready for College and Career

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 05.22.2013 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

It was 10 years in the making, but when the Applied Technology Center opened its doors in 2011 to high school freshmen, it had been entirely funded through a local bond because the community saw the value of the school and supported it.

Nonprofit Trends: Fastest Growing Sector?

Marc Chardon | Posted 05.22.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon

According to Bloomberg: "In the past decade, the number of nonprofit groups has grown by 25 percent to 1.6 million. They now account for 5.4 percent of gross domestic product and 10 percent of jobs."

Workforce Burnout: A Corporate and Health Crisis

Beth Carter | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business
Beth Carter

What motivators could be instituted that may not cost a dime but bring enrichment and enlightenment to those that are feeling burnt out, underappreciated, or just plain bored?

Racism, Sexism and Now Flexism: Being Anti-Flex Puts You On Wrong Side of... Everything

Carol Evans | Posted 07.12.2013 | Women
Carol Evans

Anyone following this mislead will be on the wrong side of working moms, marathoners, the differently abled, the young, the aging, the executive caring for her in-laws, even the single guy with a new puppy!

We Have a Responsibility to Change the Conversation About Women At Work

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

Sometimes I think we read about and discuss workforce trends and challenges through a myopic lens. For example, a company is launching a particular initiative which may serve as an interesting anecdote, but doesn't address the issue at large or the way the issue is perceived by the general population.

Working For A Younger, Less Experienced Boss

Posted 02.13.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Between layoffs and slow employment growth, starting a new job with a younger boss has become more common for people reentering the workforce. Huffpos...

Social Enterprise and Earned Income Strategies: Adding More "Bottom Lines"

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations | Posted 02.07.2013 | Impact
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAt a time when government support for workforce development is waning and private philanthropic funding continues to become more competitive, creating triple - or even quadruple - bottom lines at a social enterprise is more critical than ever before.

Adjusting for Risk: The Problem of the Individual Actor

Andrew_Yang | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif One way to get more of our most talented young people to embark on the higher-risk, higher-reward path is to create a community and network. It might be a lot easier to take risks if you're part of a group who will look out for one another.

Expanding Opportunities for Better Jobs in Atlanta

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMore than 630,000 families across the 13-county region are not financially self-sufficient. They are headed by adults who lack the education, training and experience needed to fill middle-skill jobs that pay enough to support a household.

When Real Life and Classroom Theory Collide -- You're Ready for Work

Christopher Dutton, VMD | Posted 04.01.2013 | College
Christopher Dutton, VMD

Mark my words; we won't all be going to school via a computer. The flat screen in front of you is too one dimensional to make information sticky.

Connecting People to the Right Kind of Learning Opportunities

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifGiven shrinking resources available for everything, it is critical that we help individuals, institutions and communities make good decisions about how we are investing those scarce resources.

A Smart Investment: Skilled Early Childhood Workforce

Elaine Weiss | Posted 02.16.2013 | Education
Elaine Weiss

At a time of fiscal uncertainty and the need to reexamine our public investment priorities, investments by government and public-private partnerships in the early childhood education workforce are a smart choice.

No. 1 Lesson in Competitiveness: Get Back to Basics

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

Any nation that can't provide the basics, such as an educated workforce, especially in STEM fields, surely stands to lose out in this globally competitive economy.

Corporate Responsibility and the 'Fiscal Cliff'

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

There may be no better opportunity or context within which to include on the agenda a substantive and inclusive conversation about the social responsibility of corporations.