Veterans serve advice to comrades facing the civilian workforce transition
Eighty-three percent of military career fields align with current positions at Koch companies. Additionally, veterans’ values, leadership and dedication mirror the principles that guide Koch employees. Yet, like many companies in America, attracting, hiring and retaining veteran talent can be a challenge. The culprit? A cultural and communication gap between hiring managers, business leaders and veterans, themselves.
GM recognized for creating quality jobs in the U.S., promoting a transparent and supportive workforce culture and fostering safe workplaces
DETROIT, November 12, 2019, /3BL Media/ - Today, General Motors was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies for 2020 according to Forbes and JUST Capital. The list of America’s Most JUST Companies honors U.S. corporations like GM that outperform their peers in the Russell 1000 on the priorities of the American people.
By Schwanzetta Williams | Director of Talent Acquisition at Smithfield Foods
Workforce diversity is essential to a company’s success, but inclusion takes into account the perspectives that ALL employees bring to the workplace. With nearly 98% of employers having or implementing “Diversity and Inclusion” initiatives, it is apparent that diversity and inclusion are important for businesses and critical in developing their talent pipeline. Including veterans as a part of the talent pipeline in an integral measure of championing diversity of ideas and thoughts.
The military opened a wider world for Jeremy Roy. Intel expanded it.
Growing up in a small town nestled within Oregon’s lush Umpqua River Valley, Jeremy Roy dreamed of a wide-open future made possible by a college education. Then a teacher told his class that few of them would ever attend college. Not one to give up easily, Jeremy decided to take another path forward. He enlisted in the Army. And inadvertently took his first step toward a future in tech. ￼
On Veterans Day, we honor our country’s military veterans who served to protect our freedom and rights. Many of us at CECP have family members and friends who have served or are serving in the military, and in our special salute, we want to highlight the commitment by companies to support military families and veterans.
In today’s tight labor market, companies cannot afford to ignore untapped reservoirs of smart, motivated potential employees. Yet many have just such a pool of talent right before their eyes. By innovating on outreach, continuing education and career development, some companies are finding new ways to ensure their workforce is the best it can be—and that can mean a more diverse workforce, as well.
Many military veterans find themselves in uncharted territory once they begin to transition out of service. A 2012 study conducted by Prudential Financial, Inc., revealed that nearly half of post-9/11 veterans say they are unprepared for the move to the civilian workforce, citing the greatest challenge as finding a job.
Jordi Botifoll, SVP Cisco America's, President Cisco LatAm, Co-Author: Luz Ma Murguia, Latin American Marketing Director, Cisco
There is evidence that a shortage of technology professionals is undermining business performance. In a 2016 survey by Venture Beat, 65% of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and other business leaders said that difficulty in recruiting skilled IT professionals was harming IT modernization efforts. That was three years ago and since then, the gap has gotten even wider.
By Justine Humbert, Biodiversity & Sustainable Ingredients Specialist, L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE
It's quite something to be invited to New York to speak at the Business Call to Action Annual Forum. And it's a huge responsibility too, because I want to do justice to the women of Burkina Faso who work so hard to make shea butter for L'OCCITANE. Without them, I wouldn't have a success story to tell.
It was a humbling experience to meet these women in Burkina Faso and see how they live and work. From gathering the shea nuts through all the stages involved in making shea butter, it's a long, laborious process. I have nothing but respect for them.