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    Volunteering At - ALS Association
by Melanie Roach-Bekos and Tim Muma - Aug, 2014
For this episode, LJNRadio features the ALS Association and the steps this group takes to combat a devastating disease. Melanie Roach-Bekos, executive director of the Wisconsin Chapter of the ALS Association, joins Tim Muma to discuss the many ways people can volunteer their time and efforts. Melanie also touches on the Ice Bucket Challenge and all the great benefits it has created for the organization and those suffering with...
 
    Employment Notebook - The Culture Map and the Workplace
by Erin Meyer and Tim Muma - Aug, 2014
Often times the concept of culture in the workplace relates to the atmosphere, dress codes and fun events. Tim Muma uses this episode to dive into culture in the larger perspective, focusing on the varying styles, personalities and practices that individuals bring to the workplace depending on their country or background. Erin Meyer is an expert in this area as a professor at INSEAD and the author of "The Culture Map," where s...
 
    Community Concepts - Walkers' Point Youth and Family Center
by Lori Runge and Tim Muma - May, 2014
Walker's Point Youth and Family Center is a private, non-profit corporation which has been providing help to Milwaukee area youth and families since 1976. Many similar organizations exist across the country, giving thousands of teenagers and young adults the opportunity to begin their paths to fulfilling and successful careers. Program director Lori Runge joins Tim Muma to discuss the programs Walker's Point Youth and Family C...
 
    Volunteering At - Dogs for the Deaf
by Cathy Stone and Cady Chesney - May, 2014
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. rescues and professionally trains dogs to help people and enhance their lives, while maintaining a commitment to the dogs they rescue and the people they serve. They have many volunteer opportunities available at their headquarters in Central Point, Oregon, as well as nationwide opportunities. Join Cady Chesney as she finds out more about volunteering at Dogs for the Deaf with Cathy Stone. If you’re...
 
  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 employers with more than 16,000 organizations across the nation to provide employment assistance to constituents in their communities. We value our partnerships with construction/skilled trades, diversity organizations, general business, historically black colleges and unive...
 
  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...
 
  SHORT TAKES
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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