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Want to Hire Veterans? Support Your Military Community

This year's list of standouts for military veteran recruiting and retention is made up of organizations that spend a lot of time focused on the military community.
The top 10 companies named to Monster's annual Best Companies for Veterans in 2017 are already known to recently separated veteran job seekers because they continuously engage with military servicemembers, their spouses and their families. ...




Brooklyn company employs more than 100 blind workers

When Ted Rios turned 50 recently, his co-workers threw him a surprise party at a bar near their Borough Park office.
 
“It was amazing! They told me how much they appreciate me and what I do,” says the sales manager at Alphapointe, a 106-year-old company that facilitates manufacturing, third-party product assembly, warehousing and product fulfillment for city and state agencies. ...




5 Ways to Make and Leverage Connections to Land a Job

Networking is an integral part of job hunting. That much is clear. Things get a lot murkier, though, when it comes to actually figuring out how to network. To help demystify the process, we asked several career experts to suggest some best practices for making and using connections to land a job. ...




Why should a company hire a person with a disability?

A good reason a business should hire a person with a disability is because the individual is a good match for a specific business need. In an article called Employing, Serving All Equitably: The Nordstrom Way, the author points out, "You may not have the very best person in the job if you didn't recruit any disabled job candidates. ...




Why diversity matters

New research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially.
We know intuitively that diversity matters. It’s also increasingly clear that it makes sense in purely business terms. Our latest research finds that companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians. ...




Learning Sign Language Bonds Team with Deaf Co-Worker

This article examines the inclusive strategies used by one employer who hired an employee who is deaf.
When Kamal Nasser interviewed for an AT&T warehouse associate job in Hilliard, Ohio, his interpreter came along.
 
Nasser is completely deaf and uses American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate. ...




Why Summer Hiring Doesn't Have to Be a Hassle

We’re hot on the heels of summer, which, for employers in seasonal industries like tourism, means hiring is in high gear. For these employers, this type of hiring can pose two key challenges: 1) HR spends time and effort scouting, screening, and hiring employees who likely won’t stick around after September 2. ...




Alternative facts: The alarming trend impacting 85% of hiring managers

Planning on adding staff some time in the near future? It appears that there’s some new urgency to double- and triple-check those resumes and ask plenty of follow-up questions during the interview process.Reason: A staggering 85% of employers discovered lies on job applicants’ resumes in the past year, according to a recent 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report by HireRight. ...




4 Opportunities to Empower Employees on Payday

According to a recent survey, many workers find their paystub confusing to read. However, a little help from their employer could yield huge dividends.
Ever look at your paycheck and wonder what certain acronyms and abbreviations mean? Or how specific taxes or deduction affect your overall earnings? What’s the difference between filing zero or one anyway? Although a paystub is loaded with important information, it can also be frustrating for an employee who doesn’t understand where his or her hard-earned money is going every payday. ...




Mind Your Management: How to Be a More Mindful Leader

In an increasingly busy and connected world, it's easy to get swept up in endless to-do lists, emails and social media feeds. But when was the last time you acted mindfully — slowed down, took a breath and focused on just one singular thing?Mindful leadership simply means that you are highly aware of what's going on around you, said Richard Jolly, adjunct professor of organizational behavior at the London Business School. ...