| Community Concepts - Job Search Strategies for Ex-Offenders
by Melvin Pugh and Azure Mahara - Mar, 2013
Finding a job can be hard and if you have made mistakes in the past resulting with a criminal record this can make it even more difficult. However, there are things you can do to improve your chances, as well as organizations which are there ready to help you. In this episode of Community Concepts, Host Azure Mahara will interview Melvin Pugh from Word of Hope Ministries about what ex-offenders can do to increase their chance...
| Community Concepts - Military Career Women
by Ellen Kozel and Azure Mahara - Mar, 2013
The pull between family and career can be difficult for every woman. However, being a woman with a career in the military can be even more of a struggle. Military females face different levels of barriers compared to civilian women when it comes to their careers. Host Azure Mahara talks to Ellen Kozel, Founder and President of Veterans for Diversity, about how joining a support group can help military women get past these b...
| Community Concepts - A Passion to Make a Difference
by Stephen Bauer, Azure Mahara and Nikotris Perkins - Mar, 2013
Are you looking to make a difference in the community you live in? Public Allies might be the organization to help you do just that. In this episode of Community Concepts, host Azure Mahara interviews Stephen Bauer and Nikotris Perkins from Public Allies. They all discuss the 10-month AmeriCorps program for anyone with a passion to make a difference, with the possibility of turning their passion into a career. Stephen and Niko...
| Life vs. Work - Faith and Religion at Work
by Joyce Dubensky and Tim Muma - Feb, 2013
It's a reality of life that people have certain beliefs or religious affiliations that play a large role in their lives. With such diversity in the workplace, it can be difficult to accommodate each employee whether you are the boss or a co-worker. Joyce Dubensky, CEO of Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, urges all involved to research, communicate and empathize with each other's differences, especially in the ...
Case Study: Male Working in a Female-Dominated Industry
by Joan Runnheim Olson - May, 2012
Casey started out with a career as a biologist. After 10 years spent conducting environmental field research, he married and started a family. With seasonal work the norm for this line of work, Casey needed to explore other career options which would allow him to help support his family and that wouldn’t require a huge time or financial investment. He found a nursing program that would pay for his schooling providing he commit...
Community Outreach & Diversity
by Local JobNetwork™ - May, 2012
Welcome to a powerful network that connects premier employers with over 13,000 organizations across the nation who provide employment assistance to their constituents in their communities. We value our partnerships with minorities, women, people with disabilities, veterans, universities and colleges, state workforce a...
Generational Clash Points - Issues You Can’t Ignore
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jan, 2012
The different generations represented in the workplace have different strengths that must be wisely managed to minimize conflict and ensure that everyone is fully engaged. Enlightened leaders at all levels create a workplace culture that supports and nourishes the unique motivations and values of the various generations. Learning how to work, live and play together is crucial, and every manager must master ways to bridge ge...
Unraveling Diversity Management: a Practitioner’s Road Map to Doing it Right
by Gladis Benavides - Jan, 2012
Recently, one of my clients had a question that provided me with some food for thought. He asked, “When do I know that I have achieved diversity and created a work environment where everybody feels good about work?” I quickly responded, “Never!” He then asked for clarification, and that response took a little more time. After much thought and consideration, however, here’s what I came up: We need to understand that Divers...
Sweden Engineers Gender Equality
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Nov, 2011
I have talked about it before- socialization plays a big role in gender stereotyping and ultimately career decision-making. From an early age, girls are dressed in pink, boys in blue. Girls are given dolls to play with and boys trucks. Around the home, girls are typically given the tasks of washing the dishes and cleaning the house, while boys mow the lawn and change oil in the car. Traditional gender roles often carry over in...
Clash Points at Work – How Are the Generations Different?
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2011
My trusty old Toyota Camry overheated the other day. I had the car towed to my mechanic and called Enterprise Car Rental to pick me up. The driver of the pick-up van was pretty friendly so we started to talk. He’s 71 years old and a retired mortician. He works full time for Enterprise. I asked him what it was like working with mostly twenty year olds. He wisely told me that everyone got along pretty well probably due to ...
Clashing at Work – Who Are the Generations?
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2011
I was recently meeting with one of the senior leadership team members of one of my San Francisco Bay Area clients. She was struggling to deal with the conflict between supervisors who had been on the job for a number of years and new and younger employees. The younger employees wanted coaching and more formal mentoring from their supervisors. The supervisors were very frustrated with the performance review process with ne...
by Bill Osterndorf - Jul, 2011
There are an extensive number of OFCCP-related items that we’d like to tell you about. Several of these items relate to topics we’ve discussed in previous editions of the AA Resource. Deadline Extended for Comments on Proposed Changes to Veterans Regulations OFCCP issued an extensive proposal regarding changes to its regulations for veterans. The deadline period to provide comments on these changes has been extended un...
Advantages of Hiring First Generation American Workers
by Kathy Bornheimer - Jul, 2011
With the increase of immigration into the United States comes the increase in the children of this generation. This future workforce will eventually become the current workforce. The three highest groups of immigrants are Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Asian populations. The immigrant generation settles into a community and offers work skills that are needed, as well as contributing to that area socially and culturally. The ...
OFCCP Proposes Changes to the Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing
by Bill Osterndorf - Jun, 2011
When a federal contractor is formally selected for a compliance review, the OFCCP notifies the contractor by sending what is referred to as a Scheduling Letter directly to the facility that will be evaluated. The Scheduling Letter includes an Itemized Listing that requests various statistical reports and other pieces of information. Contractors are required to submit all of the data requested in the Itemized Listing to the O...
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