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News in Talent Management

News in Talent Management

8 in 10 Employers Lack Recruitment Programs for Veterans

As the nation honors its veterans on Memorial Day, a new survey exposes the challenges veterans face in transitioning from military service to the civilian work world. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 21 million U.S. veterans in 2014. Additionally, every year 240,000 to 360,000 soldiers leave military service. In 2014, the unemployment rate for veterans was 25...

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The 36 Best Career and Technical Colleges for Vets in 2015

The 36 Best Career and Technical Colleges for Vets in 2015

Military jobs and training can provide service members with in-depth technical expertise — but how to convert that knowledge into success in the civilian world isn’t always obvious. “They have that technical experience, but they really don’t know where to plug that in,” said Gregory Scargall, veterans resource specialist at Santa Fe Community College. With the right education at a good technical...

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US Labor Department Proposes Critical Updates to Sex Discrimination Guidelines

US Labor Department Proposes Critical Updates to Sex Discrimination Guidelines

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a proposal to clarify federal contractors’ requirements to prohibit sex discrimination. The recommended changes would revise the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ guidelines to align with laws, court decisions and societal changes since they were originally issued in 1970. “Our sex discrimination guidelines...

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Talent management challenges and opportunities emerge for 2015

Talent management challenges and opportunities emerge for 2015

Futurestep has given some predictions for the talent management industry in 2015. Based on insights from 12 global experts, the list reflects trends that have emerged over the past 12 months that will likely dominate in the coming year. “As the economy strengthened in 2014, companies began allocating greater resources to manage their workforces,” says Byrne Mulrooney, CEO of Futurestep. “While...

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Trends in Talent Acquisition Technology

Trends in Talent Acquisition Technology

The recruiting industry is marked by constant change and innovation. While this is certainly a good thing — giving organizations new ways to connect and engage with top talent — keeping up with these changes can be overwhelming. But for companies to remain competitive, a firm understanding of the latest market trends and solutions available is integral to a successful talent acquisition process....

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US Secretary of State Announces Public-Private Veterans Partnership

US Secretary of State Announces Public-Private Veterans Partnership

10.31.2013 By Cheryl Pellerin – As Veterans Day approaches, Secretary of State John F. Kerry today announced a new public-private partnership intended to help veterans find international employment opportunities in the private and public sectors. “The Veterans Innovation Partnership, VIP as we are calling it, is not about just what the State Department can do for veterans, it’s really based on...

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Wounded Warrior Hiring Conference – Raleigh, NC October 16-17

Wounded Warrior Hiring Conference – Raleigh, NC October 16-17

“Hiring our Nation’s Heroes ~ Meet the Challenge. Hire a Veteran!”October 16-17, 2013 Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown, 3415 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC. The conference is sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower & Reserve Affairs, Department of the Navy and co-hosted by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, U.S Naval Air Systems Command and the U.S. Space and...

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The U.S. Skills Gap: Could It Threaten a Manufacturing Renaissance?

The U.S. Skills Gap: Could It Threaten a Manufacturing Renaissance?

08.28.2013 by Harold L. Sirkin, Michael Zinser, and Justin Rose These days, there are many reasons to be bullish about the future of U.S. manufacturing. As cost competitiveness in the U.S. continues to improve compared with, for example, China, Japan, and Western Europe, a growing number of companies big and small are considering repatriating the production of everything from machinery to...

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Diane Pivirotto: Energy jobs key to the future

Diane Pivirotto: Energy jobs key to the future

Connecticut has a unique opportunity to rekindle its momentum toward job growth and economic leadership in the Northeast. In October, Gov. Dannel Malloy unveiled a new draft comprehensive energy strategy that promises to promote energy efficiency and facilitate access to clean-burning natural gas for 275,000 more Connecticut residents by 2020. The strategy suggests the initiatives are expected...

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NAVSEA Partners with Charlotte Bridge Home for Vet Support

NAVSEA Partners with Charlotte Bridge Home for Vet Support

Charlotte, N.C. – The Naval Sea Systems Command signed a memorandum of understanding with the Charlotte Bridge Home in Charlotte, N.C., Oct.19, expanding the command’s relationship with a North Carolina-based non-profit that supports the transition of service-disabled veterans into the workforce.   This agreement marks the beginning of a partnership that will see both...

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