Workforce Archives

AAED looks at ‘5 Generations in Today’s Workforce’

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“Five Generations in Today’s Workforce” will be discussed during the luncheon keynote at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) 2016 Workforce Symposium, “Success by Design:  What’s Working in Workforce.” It will be held Tuesday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. During the luncheon presentation beginning… Read More →

To hire or not: The online degree dilemma

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The solution for winning the Talent War is not only about hiring and retaining the right people with the right skills, it’s also about finding and uncovering more sources for these people.  As is the case for many problems these days, this problem is being solved partly due to technology. One of technology’s great gifts… Read More →

What Arizona employers need to know for elections

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With Arizona’s March 22 presidential primaries quickly approaching, employers should remember a few key points regarding employees’ voting rights: Voting Leave According to Ogletree Deakins Shareholder Tibor Nagy, Arizona law allows employees to be absent from their jobs in order to vote on election day if there are less than three consecutive hours between the opening of… Read More →

BBB announces finalists for 2016 Ethics awards

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Better Business Bureau serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona (BBB) announced the 15 Arizona companies selected as finalists for the 2016 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics sponsored by Wells Fargo. Five of the 15 companies will be named winners in their category during the awards dinner and ceremony on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the… Read More →

13 will graduate from AWEE’s inaugural BankWork$ class

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The first class of adults from low-income and minority communities or those with barriers to employment will graduate on March 2 from BankWork$, a partnership with Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) to prepare workers for careers in the financial services industry. The 13 women and men from across the Valley who will complete the… Read More →

Breaking myths about working millennials

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Workforce

Millennials make up more than half of the workforce and are making dramatic changes to the work environment, according to millennials and a national expert. It is not the workplace that employed their parents, said one Phoenix area employee. Joy Chin said the teamwork and collaboration in her office attracts younger workers. Shannon Schuyler, a… Read More →

Why do parents miss so much work in winter?

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With flu season peaking in February and already more than 300 confirmed influenza cases in Maricopa County, it’s no surprise that health issues are among the top reasons working parents say they’ll be absent from the office this winter. But what are the other reasons they’ll call out of work? A new survey from Delta… Read More →

Implications of the Zika virus on business travel

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The Zika virus is the latest source of sleepless nights for public health officials, but it is also starting to take its emotional toll on U.S. employers. Reports of children born with microcephaly and an uptick in reported cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can cause numbness, nerve damage, paralysis and sometimes death in affected patients,… Read More →

Meet the Industry Leaders of Arizona

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The CEOs and CFOs of Arizona’s most dynamic and innovative companies are coming together for the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, a night of networking and celebration.  Each year, Az Business magazine presents the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

8 award-winning strategies for building diversity

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Diversity and inclusion programs make companies more innovative. Research proves that. Yet many organizations struggle with building a diverse and inclusive team, especially at the leadership level. Award-winning top companies don’t give up, and they get results. Here are seven proven techniques from award-winning companies you can put to use to improve diversity in your… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ hosts military career event

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Register now for the 2016 BestCompaniesAZ Military Career Event, taking place on Wed., Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at North Phoenix Baptist Church Conference Center, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85012. Attendance is free. Advance registration is required at http://bit.ly/BCAZMilitary16. Career opportunities and resources are being offered at this free event, which is open to all active-duty… Read More →

Who are Arizona’s most influential Millennials?

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They are called lazy, narcissistic, entitled. Nevertheless, Millennials are the largest and most educated generation in the United States today and they are impacting and driving every sector of Arizona’s business community. Here are 10 Millennials who are not just the future leaders of tomorrow, they are the movers and shakers in today’s business world.… Read More →

State Farm plans to hire 1,000 new employees

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In the first half of 2016, State Farm plans to hire 1,000 employees in the greater Phoenix area, and will hold a job fair on Tuesday, Jan. 12 in Mesa. The insurance firm plans to add more employees as it expands in the Phoenix area throughout the year. State Farm announced earlier in January it… Read More →

What are the Top 10 hardest-to-fill occupations?

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The American Staffing Association’s Skills Gap Index identified the hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S. for the third quarter of 2015, with the 10 most difficult being: Podiatrists Photographic process workers and processing machine operators Occupational therapists Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers Psychiatrists Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists Internists, general Physical therapists Speech-language pathologists Occupational therapy assistants During… Read More →