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Tag Archives: Workforce

Training can reinforce inclusive workplace policies

Not every company offers diversity training, but in today’s changing economic and political climate every business can benefit from it. While laws ban discriminatory hiring practices based on race, age or gender, workplace diversity or sensitivity training is a proactive step designed to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable and accepted. Feeling safe at work translates into the potential ...

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A shortage of construction workers is posing challenges for the industry, raising costs and stressing workers

The nationwide shortage of construction workers is posing challenges for the industry, including making it harder to meet deadlines, raising costs to complete projects, and forcing firms to ask their skilled laborers to do more work. There's no easy solutions in sight, but those in the field are making efforts to tackle the problem.

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Guest view: Don’t overlook the adult learner

As career transiency becomes the norm, more “adult learners” and “non-traditional” students enter — or re-enter — the higher education space. And, due to life experience, family demands and other characteristics, the traditional model for higher education doesn’t necessarily work for this growing part of the student population.

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Guest view: To energize workforce, try a dash of purpose

The nature of our business is challenging. Caring for and comforting people at the end of life is not always easy. So, what motivates our employees at Hospice & Community Care to continue to deliver quality care and comfort? Having a sense of purpose. Knowing they are making a difference in the lives of people every day at one of the most challenging times in their lives. Here are some ways we create that sense of purpose at our organization:

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Workforce initiatives balance present, future needs

The strong economy has been making it difficult for businesses that need qualified and skilled technical workers. And while some established workforce initiatives with a long-range focus are paying off, other efforts are underway to match workers’ skills with specific jobs in the shorter term, several observers said in recent interviews.

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