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Banner Health helps veterans through ‘Hiring Our Heroes’

Banner Health is helping military veterans obtain meaningful employment through the Hiring Our Heroes program, a national organization associated with the U.S. Chambers of Commerce that works with veterans transitioning to civilian life. Master Sgt.  Alen Schulze, a telecommunication operations chief at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is one of two Hire Our Heroes corporate fellowship program graduates recently hired… Read More →

Know the difference between edutainment and productive training

by in AZ Business Magazine | Workforce

Let’s take a look at two professional trainers—let’s call them Joan and Jack. Both Jack and Joan are energetic trainers who get their audiences laughing quickly. They will both do whatever it takes—using props or asking trainees to do silly things—to illustrate a concept or get their trainees excited and engaged. And when trainees leave… Read More →

Just how could the minimum wage increase impact Arizona?

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Workforce

The minimum wage is being increased among many U.S. states, and Arizona could be next. The Nov. 8 ballot holds many choices that will impact Arizona’s future. Not only will voters have the opportunity to vote for the next president, but they will also be able to vote on raising the minimum wage. Proposition 206… Read More →

Humana plans to hire more than 100 in Tempe

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Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is hiring more than 100 new, full-time jobs this month. Humana Pharmacy, Humana’s mail-order pharmacy service, is hiring now for more than 100 Customer Care Specialist and Pharmacy Customer Care Advocates positions at its Tempe call center, located at 7333 S. Hardy Drive, Suite 102 in Tempe. Customer Care Specialists respond directly… Read More →

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services earns workplace honor

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The Arizona Psychological Association (AZPA) has recognized Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H)’s dedication and commitment to providing a positive, supportive workplace by presenting SB&H with a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award. “We are honored and proud to receive this distinction from the AZPA,” said Jeff Jorde, SB&H President/CEO. “Our staff are the foundation of our… Read More →

Is there a Donald Trump in your workplace?

The rise of Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president has opened the discussion among many about bullying in business. Research shows that a vast majority of people (72 percent) regularly deals with, or are victims of, this type of bullying behavior in their workplace. Sadly, the majority of workplace-bully situations are only resolved when… Read More →

How much can crying during job reviews impact career?

Men who cry during a negative performance review at work are more likely to receive lower performance evaluations, decreased assessments of leadership ability and more negative written recommendations, according to a new study by researchers with the University of Arizona Eller College of Management. The study, entitled “Boys, Don’t Cry: Gender and Reactions to Negative… Read More →

New co-working space opening at SkySong

A new co-working space will be unveiled on October 19 at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center — and will feature some incredible pieces of old-time Americana. The space is located on the ground floor in SkySong 1, and is named 1951@SkySong for the year Scottsdale was incorporated. The space is a next step in… Read More →

ARIZONA@WORK earns $3 million for youth programs

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Workforce

ARIZONA@WORK received more than $3 million for its youth programs thanks to a near-perfect performance rating. ARIZONA@WORK is a network that develops the state’s workforce and matches employers with job seekers to strengthen Arizona’s economy. “In the final metrics for Phoenix Youth 2015, we exceeded all youth performance measures except for one, which was attainment… Read More →

Nextiva named one of the country’s best workplaces

Nextiva, an industry-leading cloud communications company, today announced that it has earned a place among the country’s Best Small and Medium Workplaces recently announced by consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune. Nextiva won this accolade based on employees’ anonymous responses to an extensive survey about their levels of trust, pride and camaraderie at… Read More →

How do you meet demand to fill tech-related jobs in AZ? Get kids interested

When you imagine what class at Phoenix Coding Academy might look like, maybe you think of students staring at endless rows of characters and symbols on computer screens. And sure, sometimes that happens. But you’re just as likely to find students hunched over their desks with colored pencils and markers in their hands. On a… Read More →

GoDaddy plans open house and culture tour for veterans

BestCompaniesAZ is hosting an open house and culture tour at GoDaddy for Arizona veterans and their spouses.  The event takes place Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the GoDaddy Global Technology Center, 2150 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284. Attendance is free, but registration is required at GoDaddyCultureTour, or http://www.bestcompaniesaz.com/veterans-godaddy-culture-tour. This is an opportunity for… Read More →

Care1st Health Plan signs pledge in support of equality

This month, Care1st Health Plan Arizona signed the UNITY Pledge in support of fully inclusive non-discrimination policies in the workplace, housing, and public accommodations for all Arizonans, including gay and transgender people. Care1st joins over 2,000 businesses and organizations including GoDaddy, Fry’s Food Stores, Yelp, Uber, Professional Firefighters of Arizona, PetSmart and Coca-Cola in supporting a… Read More →

FlexJobs identifies 10 high-paying part-time jobs

As more employers adopt flexible work options, interest and opportunities for high paying, part-time jobs have increased as well. According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data, 20.5 million, or 77 percent, of part-time workers in the U.S. are currently working part-time for non-economic reasons. To demonstrate that jobs requiring advanced education, skills… Read More →