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Program Launched to Help Former Prisoners Land Jobs, and to Resolve "Check the Box" Dilemma

Activist, Former Journalist Named as Project Manager
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July 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- With a prison population of 2.3 million in the U.S. and nearly 700,000 people being released annually from the nation’s prisons, there is a dire need for programs that help former prisoners reintegrate into society and establish productive lives. Finding employment is a crucial step in the re-entry process, and that’s where WhenPeopleWork.com comes in.

Employer Recruiting – What You’re Doing Wrong & How to Fix It

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It seems there are countless articles on how to correctly recruit, hire, and train candidates to become productive and happy employees. In fact, it’s an ideal situation when a great hire is made and an employee becomes more than just that, a true brand ambassador for your company. Many companies struggle to get to that point.

8 Ideas to Help Launch Your Career

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Dr. Marla Gottschalk recently shared a blog post on LinkedIn with some great tips on how to help launch your career. She’s an industrial/organizational psychologist and serves as Director of Thought Leadership at Kilberry Leadership Advisors in Toronto.

The Best Time to Quit Your Terrible Job is Now

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Susie Poppick from Time recently shared her thoughts on why it’s okay for millennials to quit a terrible job. I’ve mentored many young professionals through the years, and I have to say, she’s spot on with her insights. Many counselors tell young professionals that they should stay in that first job for at least two years, but sometimes the situation requires action.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Business Hiring

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Did you hear about Small Business Saturday? If you did – great! If you didn’t, that’s exactly the point I’ll try to make in this post: it’s not easy for small business to compete on the same playing field as the big box companies. Big boxes often have huge marketing teams to help create a brand that people want to work for. They have enviable HR budgets to spend on finding the talent they’re seeking. But when will the little guys ever get a chance to stand up to the big ones? Right now.

Skills & Qualities Employers Are Seeking in College Graduate Hires

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Employers considering new college graduates for job openings are looking for leaders who can work as part of a team and communicate effectively, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

When employers participating in NACE's Job Outlook 2015 survey were asked which attributes they look for on a candidate's resume, the biggest group of respondents (77.8 percent) chose both "leadership" and "the ability to work in a team structure." (See Figure 1.)

Most Hiring Processes Are Ineffective and Worse, Insulting

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Writer Jeff Haden recently posted an article on LinkedIn that shared his thoughts on why most hiring processes are ineffective. The article is no longer available, but I thought it had great merit and his insights provide some food-for-thought for companies that are pulling out the stops to hire great people.

Here are some highlights from his post. Enjoy.

How some companies drive away some of the best candidates:

1. They haven’t decided what they truly need.

Get Out of Your Own Way to Launch Your Career

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Even with ample resources, you may still be struggling to find a career that suits you. You’ve tried everything - networking, the latest technology, career fairs, job boards, etc. Despite interviews, conversations, connections, and lots of promise, you’re still not finding a role that fits what you’re seeking.

Gen Y and Gen Z Global Workplace Expectations Study

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Millennial Branding recently released the results of a study that focused on workplace preferences of both Generation Y (ages 21 to 32) and Generation Z (ages 16-20). There were some interesting findings that could influence how companies approach prospective employees down the road.

Conquer Your Job Search Fears

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Let’s face it – searching for jobs can be stressful. For many people, the fear of finding a job – or landing someplace that will be bad – can be crippling. Parade recently featured an article about the top 5 Job Search Fears. Heather Huhman provides some interesting insights into how to conquer those job search blues.

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