| Volunteering At - National Multiple Sclerosis Society
by Jocelyn Cheng and Tim Muma - Mar, 2014
Multiple sclerosis (MS), an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the rest of the body. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists to make sure MS doesn't stop people from moving. Jocelyn D. Cheng is the Senior Manager of Volunteer Development at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Greater Illinois Chapter, and...
| Volunteering At - Make-A-Wish
by Forrest Doolen and Tim Muma - Mar, 2014
Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. Volunteers can participate in a number of ways to help facilitate these wishes. Public Relations Manager for Make-a-Wish Wisconsin, Forrest Doolen, talks with Tim Muma about the various ways you can lend a hand and the benefits volunteers give and receive through the...
| Volunteering At - Hunger Task Force
by Sherrie Tussler and Cady Chesney - Feb, 2014
Hunger Task Force works to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today, and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger-free community tomorrow. We attack the issue of Hunger on two fronts: Advocacy and Food Banking. Join host Cady Chesney and Executive Director Sherrie Tussler to find out how you can contribute to Hunger Task Force by volunteering, what types of roles are available, and wher...
| Volunteering At - Special Olympics
by Amie Dugan and Tim Muma - Feb, 2014
Special Olympics run events throughout the year and across the country, giving athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to compete, learn and have fun through sports. There are almost limitless opportunities to volunteer for this unique organization. Amie Dugan, Director of Marketing and Communications, talks to Tim Muma about the various ways you can lend a hand, whether it be for one day, one week or as often...
Case Study: Male Working in a Female-Dominated Industry
by Joan Runnheim Olson - May, 2012
Casey started out with a career as a biologist. After 10 years spent conducting environmental field research, he married and started a family. With seasonal work the norm for this line of work, Casey needed to explore other career options which would allow him to help support his family and that wouldn’t require a huge time or financial investment. He found a nursing program that would pay for his schooling providing he commit...
Community Outreach & Diversity
by Local JobNetwork™ - May, 2012
Welcome to a powerful network that connects employers with more than 15,000 organizations across the nation to provide employment assistance to constituents in their communities. We value our partnerships with construction/skilled trades, diversity organizations, general business, historically black colleges and unive...
Generational Clash Points - Issues You Can’t Ignore
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jan, 2012
The different generations represented in the workplace have different strengths that must be wisely managed to minimize conflict and ensure that everyone is fully engaged. Enlightened leaders at all levels create a workplace culture that supports and nourishes the unique motivations and values of the various generations. Learning how to work, live and play together is crucial, and every manager must master ways to bridge ge...
Unraveling Diversity Management: a Practitioner’s Road Map to Doing it Right
by Gladis Benavides - Jan, 2012
Recently, one of my clients had a question that provided me with some food for thought. He asked, “When do I know that I have achieved diversity and created a work environment where everybody feels good about work?” I quickly responded, “Never!” He then asked for clarification, and that response took a little more time. After much thought and consideration, however, here’s what I came up: We need to understand that Divers...
Sweden Engineers Gender Equality
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Nov, 2011
I have talked about it before- socialization plays a big role in gender stereotyping and ultimately career decision-making. From an early age, girls are dressed in pink, boys in blue. Girls are given dolls to play with and boys trucks. Around the home, girls are typically given the tasks of washing the dishes and cleaning the house, while boys mow the lawn and change oil in the car. Traditional gender roles often carry over in...
Clash Points at Work – How Are the Generations Different?
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2011
My trusty old Toyota Camry overheated the other day. I had the car towed to my mechanic and called Enterprise Car Rental to pick me up. The driver of the pick-up van was pretty friendly so we started to talk. He’s 71 years old and a retired mortician. He works full time for Enterprise. I asked him what it was like working with mostly twenty year olds. He wisely told me that everyone got along pretty well probably due to...
Clashing at Work – Who Are the Generations?
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2011
I was recently meeting with one of the senior leadership team members of one of my San Francisco Bay Area clients. She was struggling to deal with the conflict between supervisors who had been on the job for a number of years and new and younger employees. The younger employees wanted coaching and more formal mentoring from their supervisors. The supervisors were very frustrated with the performance review process with ne...
by Bill Osterndorf - Jul, 2011
There are an extensive number of OFCCP-related items that we’d like to tell you about. Several of these items relate to topics we’ve discussed in previous editions of the AA Resource. Deadline Extended for Comments on Proposed Changes to Veterans Regulations OFCCP issued an extensive proposal regarding changes to its regulations for veterans. The deadline period to provide comments on these changes has been extended un...
Advantages of Hiring First Generation American Workers
by Kathy Bornheimer - Jul, 2011
With the increase of immigration into the United States comes the increase in the children of this generation. This future workforce will eventually become the current workforce. The three highest groups of immigrants are Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Asian populations. The immigrant generation settles into a community and offers work skills that are needed, as well as contributing to that area socially and culturally. The...
OFCCP Proposes Changes to the Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing
by Bill Osterndorf - Jun, 2011
When a federal contractor is formally selected for a compliance review, the OFCCP notifies the contractor by sending what is referred to as a Scheduling Letter directly to the facility that will be evaluated. The Scheduling Letter includes an Itemized Listing that requests various statistical reports and other pieces of information. Contractors are required to submit all of the data requested in the Itemized Listing to the O...
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