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Department of Defense honors APS

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Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced today that Arizona Public Service (APS) of Phoenix, Arizona, is one of 15 recipients of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the Department’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and… Read More →

Goodwill gets $30K Bank of America grant

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Goodwill of Central Arizona recently received a $30,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation that will provide funding to Goodwill’s Computer and Customer Service Training (CCST) program. The grant is part of the bank’s focus on supporting local workforce development programs. Goodwill of Central Arizona offers CCST training programs on-site at four (West… Read More →

Need a High-Tech Remote Office?

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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa introduces an innovative new workspace concept designed to offer a place to work efficiently and comfortably. Modeled to support today’s mobile business person, Tangent™ at Westin is an interconnected workspace that features video conferencing, seamless connectivity and collaboration areas. A part of a Westin brand-wide initiative, The Westin Kierland… Read More →

How to Break Free from a Micromanager

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Micromanagers are known for peering over employees’ shoulders, stifling their independence and meddling in the minutiae of their everyday work. And in a recent Accountemps survey, a majority of workers polled said they have firsthand experience with an overbearing boss. Fifty-nine percent of employees interviewed reported working for a micromanager at some point in their… Read More →

Report: Arizona is failing new parents

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A new state-by-state analysis shows how little the nation supports and protects working mothers and fathers when a new child arrives – and Arizona is among the states with the worst records. The study, Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help New Parents, is the most comprehensive analysis to date of state laws… Read More →

Boost bottom line by helping workers with personal finances

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Employee productivity can be directly correlated with the overall profitability and general health of an organization. An effective workforce, to no one’s surprise, produces an effective product or service. However, many employers are overlooking one of the top issues negatively affecting productivity – problems with personal finances. According to the 2014 PwC Employee Financial Wellness… Read More →

Dignity Health looking for experienced nurses

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Chandler Regional Medical Center is hosting a virtual recruitment event this week for experienced ICU, ED and OR Nurses to support its expansion and its new designation as a Level 1 Trauma Center. The tower expansion, expected to open this summer, will offer five floors with 96 in-patient beds (bringing the total bed count to… Read More →

Mobile job-search office hits the road

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St. Joseph the Worker (SJW) has taken its successful job-development program for homeless, low-income and disadvantaged individuals on the road with the Mobile Success Unit, the Valley’s first mobile job-search office. The private non-profit organization has outfitted a renovated 39-foot, 2003 Newmar Kountry Star RV with four computers and desk space for clients to use… Read More →

Chandler hosts virtual nursing career fair

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Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center will be holding a virtual nursing career fair to support its expansion with a 96-bed tower expected to open in the fall. Nurses will be able to “chat on-line” from home with Chandler Regional’s recruiters and directors. The virtual nursing career fair will take place Wednesday, May 21 from… Read More →

Meet Market: More business leaders seeking atypical event solutions

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Competitors always seek an edge over an opponent. That’s especially true in business where corporate meetings and team-building events are taking competition to a whole new level. “We will do more than 1,000 corporate events this year,” says Scott Sanders, founder and president of Octane Raceway, which offers high-speed kart racing on an indoor-outdoor track… Read More →

Phoenix ranks 7th for job growth

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Unemployment and job growth continue to capture attention as the U.S. economy rebounds from the Great Recession. This week, the final, revised numbers on state and city job growth for the year 2013 as a whole are out. Research Professor Lee McPheters of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University provides… Read More →

The Madness of March in the Workplace

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Over the course of the year, there are a lot of reasons to remind employers of potential pitfalls or the need for a workplace initiative: Avoid embarrassment and liability at the holiday party; harness New Year’s resolution to enroll employees in your wellness program; remind employees about harassment and the risks of dating a co-worker… Read More →

Arizona Jobs at Risk in Latest Defense Budget

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The world is a dangerous place, which is why we should proceed with extreme caution when we consider big cuts to the Defense Department’s budget. What’s happening in Ukraine right now is a reminder that there are existential threats to freedom and stability around the globe. In a time of escalating tensions worldwide, we don’t… Read More →

4 Ways to Come Up with Brilliant Ideas

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March is National Ideas Month. Hey, whose bright idea was that? Here’s an intriguing idea from New York Times best-selling author and writing coach Michael Levin,: “Creativity is a muscle; use it or lose it.” Levin, whose new Books Are My Babies YouTube channel offers 160-plus free tutorials for writers, says anyone can grow their… Read More →