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How to Improve Teamwork

Effective collaboration is key to helping organizations achieve their goals. 
 
But creating and maintaining strong teams is easier said than done. There’s just too much work to do on a daily basis—deadlines to meet, reports to file, bosses to satisfy. ...




What Candidates REALLY Look for in a New Job

All things being equal job seekers prefer to choose a new role not on the basis of salary or job title but for the sake of the employer brand and organisational culture. A Korn Ferry study found 73 per cent of respondents claim their number one driver at work is doing a job that has meaning and purpose, while only 3 per cent say pay is the top driver. ...




3 Questions a Recruiter Will Ask When an Overqualified Person Applies

How many times have you seen a job listing that’s made you say, “Wow, that looks interesting, but I’m way too experienced?” This used to happen to me a lot—especially as I started advancing through the ranks of a sales organization. ...




GE’s Move into Digital Necessitated ‘Blitzscale’ Hiring

Amber Grewal, GE Digital’s vice president of talent acquisition, shares how her team did it
 
 
GE was tasked with aggressively recruiting in a new market after it formed its digital transformation business GE Digital in 2012. ...




Professors and Students Team Up to Provide Toys for Children With Disabilities

Scarlett Wilgis is a four-year old with cerebral palsy. In the past, her family has had trouble finding toys that meet her needs because she cannot open her hands without difficulty and needs assistance getting around.
 
As her mother Dezaraye Wilgis put it, “”Finding the toys at Walmart or Target, they’re pretty much non-existent, or if you get them through a medical supplier they’re extremely expensive. ...




Which Is Better for Your Career - College or a Coding Bootcamp?

How is a BS from a big name Computer Science university different from an intense bootcamp coding training? Let’s first get the job/salaries thing out of the way. Diligently doing a good programming boot camp can probably get you the same job as a new grad software engineer from one of these universities and be able to hold on to it. ...




Twenty-five Effective Career Preparations that Promote Autism Spectrum Employment

Students and young adults with ASD (autism spectrum disorders) have strong passions, valuable strengths, talents, and emotional strengths. I met one-on-one with hundreds of individuals and heard their dreams and goals. I listened deeply to their long narratives expressed with eagerness about the desire to have a job or a career right for them. ...




Ford, others step up autism hiring program

Ford Motor Co. plans next year to hire an additional 12 to 24 adults with autism, expanding a program with the Autism Alliance of Michigan that has more than 30 other local companies signed on.
 
The programs are growing quickly. For the companies, people with autism represent untapped talent, and the jobs mean an opportunity to earn a living for those on the spectrum who have typically been left behind. ...




Disability and Age Discrimination Claims Reinstated

A Tennessee employee who was asked to take leave until he could collect Social Security and then terminated because of his lifting limitations may go forward with his Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and age discrimination claims, thanks to the 6th U.S. ...




Employees with Disabilities Get the Job Done

During National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), it’s important to remember the value that employees with disabilities bring to the workplace, in addition to our communities, our country and our economy.
 
People with disabilities not only represent the largest and most diverse minority in the United States, but they are also a significant untapped source of qualified candidates. ...