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Why the U.S. Desperately Needs More Vocational Training & Apprenticeships

Last Thursday, during “Workforce Development Week“, President Trump signed an executive order to significantly increase the number of U.S. apprenticeships from the current 500,000 by doubling the amount the government spends on apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship programs are most successful when they’re designed by employers around their own needs. For that reason, employers will play a […] Read Article “Why the U.S. Desperately Needs More Vocational Training & Apprenticeships”

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3 Benefits of a Referral Program

Think of the considerable time it takes for your HR team and an external recruiter to find the perfect fit. And now think about the money it costs your company to post on job boards, promote on social media and other expenses they must make in order to get the word out about open positions within your […] Read Article “3 Benefits of a Referral Program”

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Will Uber Freight disrupt the $700 billion freight industry?

This morning, the San Francisco ride-sharing giant officially unveiled its new service for the trucking industry: Uber Freight. The cloud-based app matches carriers with shippers, focusing on dry van and reefer (refrigerated) loads. Uber Freight Senior Product Manager Eric Berdinis says the company tapped into its expertise in matching supply and demand, along with building […] Read Article “Will Uber Freight disrupt the $700 billion freight industry?”

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Simple ways to build a positive company culture

We recently surveyed over 500 people to find out who loves their job and, more importantly, why. It seems that there’s a unique relationship between love and work. So how do you guarantee employees love their jobs? Well, it can start with a positive company culture. From bring your dog to work day, to a fully stocked […] Read Article “Simple ways to build a positive company culture”

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Will “Buy American, Hire American” Increase U.S. Manufacturing Jobs?

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the Buy American, Hire American executive order. Focusing on the “Buy American” aspect, the order attempts to place a requirement or preference for, “the purchase or acquisition of goods, products, or materials produced in the United States, including iron, steel, and manufactured goods.” Putting ‘America First’ in this manner is […] Read Article “Will “Buy American, Hire American” Increase U.S. Manufacturing Jobs?”

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What it Means to be Working Mothers

Working mothers represent a larger percentage of today’s workforce than ever before. According to the Women’s Bureau, they are “the sole or primary breadwinner for a record of 40% of households today compared with 11% of families in 1960.” If you search “working mother” in Google images, you’re met with a string of women in […] Read Article “What it Means to be Working Mothers”

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How to Develop Your Team’s Soft Skills

There’s an irony emerging in the corporate workplace: the softer the skills, the harder they are to find. Armed with staffing services, resumes, and references, employers can recruit experts in just about anything. But when it comes to personal attributes like creativity, the ability to collaborate effectively, and a strong work ethic, they often find […] Read Article “How to Develop Your Team’s Soft Skills”

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The President’s Infrastructure Plan: How Will it Impact the American Workforce?

One of President Trump’s key campaign promises of 2016 was an infrastructure revitalization plan. Based on a National Association of Manufacturers estimate, it has called for $1 trillion to be invested over ten years. In a January 2017 Gallup poll, 69 percent of Americans saw it as “very important.” A number of industries and millions […] Read Article “The President’s Infrastructure Plan: How Will it Impact the American Workforce?”

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Make Everyday Administrative Professional’s Day

Wednesday the 26th is Administrative Professionals Day and we have something controversial to say about it. We think it’s a little silly. Our administrative professionals definitely deserve appreciation, but we believe Administrative Professionals Day is everyday! We want you to celebrate year-round by showing genuine and consistent appreciation. These three behaviors can make a lasting impact on […] Read Article “Make Everyday Administrative Professional’s Day”

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It’s Equal Pay Day and you should pay attention.

What exactly is Equal Pay Day? Instead of defining it on my own, I’ll use Wikipedia’s definition. (Yeah, I realize Wikipedia isn’t the most credible source in academia, but for this, it’s fine… and accurate.) Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. It was last celebrated […] Read Article “It’s Equal Pay Day and you should pay attention.”