Labor Shortage? Could Be a Job for Our Military Veterans

by Rose Tring

As the economy continues to surge in a post-pandemic recovery, veterans are among those seeking opportunities for employment in a labor market desperate for experienced and dedicated workers. Labor experts say it’s a job-seekers market now with more opportunities available than people to fill the positions. Although the country is not at full employment, part of that is a … [More]

In Company Protocols, What about the 2.7 Billion Deskless Workers?

by Joe Ross 

So much has changed in the last year, and the way businesses operate is no exception. The pandemic accelerated the pace of change for many companies as they were forced to abandon old ways of communicating with their workforces, especially the 2.7 billion deskless workers. Corporations had no choice but to say goodbye to notices on bulletin boards hanging by the time clock and … [More]

Collaboration between Education and Industry Forges a Stronger Workforce

by Zac Dunn

While Arizona’s fourth-place ranking for GDP growth per year in the U.S. has attracted an influx of industries looking for a home in the Valley, it also highlights the lack of a “talent-ready pipeline for Arizona’s growing economy,” according to the Education Leadership Group, a collective of more than 50 education leaders from across the state. That gap can only be filled … [More]

Beyond the Résumé

by Aaron Elder 

With the equivalent of 305 million full-time jobs being lost globally since COVID-19 hit, the future of the workforce is a complex topic these days as it has changed so quickly over the past 12-plus months. Now, as the world reopens, there are still 7.4 million job openings to be filled across industries, and experts continue to predict an increase in Americans moving on from … [More]

Commitment to Culture Accelerates Company Recovery 

by Peter Gibbons

As the U.S. continues to cope with the negative effects of COVID-19, companies have taken on greater responsibility to keep employees safe and healthy. Leaders are balancing heroic efforts to show appreciation for their employees with the tough decisions needed to keep their companies afloat.  Mark Cuban said it best: “How companies respond . . . is going to define their … [More]

Develop a Diversity & Inclusion Plan that Isn’t Fluff

by Eric M. Bailey

The country is talking about race and racism in a way that many have never before experienced in their careers. Organizations are beginning to develop, review or refresh their diversity plans in response, but don’t want to appear as if they are reacting to the broader national conversation. For many, this was something that was in process already; for others, it’s altogether … [More]

Create a Transitional Retirement Option for Your Employees

by Chip Munn

The relationship between companies and their employees has been forever changed by COVID-19. Since late January, Americans have been shifting from their traditional roles and workplaces toward their home offices. They’re using telecommuting technology and learning new capabilities daily. There’s a shift occurring, and the biggest question for companies will be whether this … [More]

Managing Remote Workers

by Moe Vela

With 4 billion people working from home, it can be a difficult undertaking for new and experienced managers to effectively manage, coordinate with their employees remotely, and ensure productivity is consistent online. Traditionally, managers are used to seeing their workforce and meeting with them in person. A remote workforce model creates an “out of sight, out of mind, out … [More]

To Hire or Not to Hire

by Kathleen Duffy

Week after week, the numbers continued to rise. I’m talking about unemployment claims, which in March and April eclipsed the number of people out of work during the Great Depression. It’s hard to believe that our nation’s economy was humming along, with unemployment hovering at a 50-year low of 3.5 percent just six months ago. As companies begin to dig out of the COVID-19 … [More]

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