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Avnet Promotes Nicole Enright to VP of HR


Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it named Nicole Enright as its vice president of corporate human resources. Enright will be responsible for helping Avnet attract, engage, develop and reward the diverse workforce of Avnet’s information technology (IT), finance and legal teams. Additionally, Enright will manage Avnet’s human resources teams in… Read More →

Tips to keep employers mindful of office romances


Love is in the air, and sometimes those amorous feelings lead to claims of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. As Valentine’s Day approaches, employers should be mindful about office romances in light of some interesting statistics: • More than 20 percent of married couples met at work, yet nearly half of those employees… Read More →

AZRE Magazine September/October 2013

AZRE Digital Issue
by in AZRE Magazine

AZRE Magazine September/October 2013 ‘When one door closes, another opens …’ There are many famous quotes and accomplishments that can be attributed to Alexander Graham Bell. One of his more famous lines reads: “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do… Read More →

Chris Camacho Joins Keyser

by in Newsmakers

Keyser — a commercial real estate advisory firm providing global real estate services to tenants and users of office, industrial, healthcare and educational space — announced today that Chris Camacho will be joining Keyser in a strategic leadership capacity to help grow and scale the organization. “I am extremely pleased to be able to officially… Read More →

Cushman & Wakefield Future Leaders ‘Concert for a Cause’ to benefit Ryan House

by in Events

Cushman & Wakefield Future Leaders “Concert for a Cause” benefiting Ryan House is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Oct. 24 at The Western, 6830 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale. The four-hour event will feature performances by Javier Garcia and Desert Dixie. During the show concertgoers will be able to enjoy the entertainment and also contribute much-needed… Read More →

74% of construction firms have trouble finding qualified workers

Construction Employment - Welder
by in Business News | Construction

Nearly three-fourths of construction firms across the country report they are having trouble finding qualified craft workers to fill key spots amid concerns that labor shortages will only get worse, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials called for immigration and education reform… Read More →

Brenda Thomson – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Brenda Thomson

Brenda Thomson – Executive director, Arizona Humanities Council Thomson, who joined the Arizona Humanities Council in 2010, has a background in executive management, fundraising, human resources, public speaking, community relations, and strategic planning. The Yale Law School graduate was director of The Center for Law Leadership and Management at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of… Read More →

New App for HR Professionals

by in Featured | Mobile | Tech | Workforce

Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that it has developed a Smartphone and Tablet app that allows employers to calculate certain FMLA leaves of absence. The Beta FMLA Leave Calculator app will allow human resource professionals and other managers to calculate basic leave requests and determine how much FMLA leave an employee has available. This Beta… Read More →

Small Businesses Slowly Increasing Economic Activity

Arizona Small Business Association seeks new CEO
by in Business News | Economy | Small Biz

Small business owners are showing a willingness to hire more employees amidst signs of expanding business activity, according to the most recent Business Confidence Survey released today by Insperity, Inc., a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions for America’s best businesses.  More than 40 percent of respondents say they are adding employees,… Read More →

Kitchell Completes Phoenix Children’s Southwest Valley Center


  Kitchell completed construction of the Phoenix Children’s Southwest Valley Center in Avondale, a new specialty and urgent care center serving West Valley communities and featuring Phoenix Children’s special brand of pediatric care. The 35,3550 SF urgent and pediatric clinic is a precursor to long-term plans for a larger, more comprehensive facility that doubles the… Read More →

Eastmark Grand Opening Set For June 1 With Full Day of Activities

Rendering of the amphitheater at the Great Park at Eastmark.

  The first new large-scale integrated community to launch in Metro Phoenix in 10 years will hold a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 1 to showcase its first phase of residential homes and the first phase of the Eastmark Great Park. Eastmark, located in the heart of the East Valley,… Read More →

Cox elevates Arizonan to top HR post

Larry Hofer
by in Business News | Tech

Cox Communications has recently appointed Larry Hofer as vice president of human resources for the Southwest region.  As vice president, Hofer will manage and execute all major HR operations for Cox Communications in Arizona and Nevada. Hofer, who previously worked as VP of Human Resources for the Oklahoma region, has been with Cox Communications for… Read More →

Axeo opens Phoenix office for Western Region clients

by in Business News | Small Biz | Workforce

Axeo today announced the opening of its western region office in Phoenix. Axeo is a professional services firm that partners with private sector companies and nonprofit organizations, ranging in size from small start-ups to Fortune 100 firms, to provide practical and easy-to-implement solutions to human capital and organizational challenges, including consulting, HR management outsourcing and… Read More →

Valley Forward Celebrates 30 Years Of Environmental Excellence Awards

Environmental Excellence Awards
by in Executive Lifestyle | Finance | Green

Valley Forward’s focus today is on sustainability. Its mantra is that a community can be great only if it respects its natural and human resources, and adopts practices that will nourish and preserve them. Thirty years ago, when Valley Forward directors launched the Environmental Excellence Awards (EEA) program, we didn’t talk about sustainability. The word… Read More →