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Study: Most Agree ‘Glass Ceiling’ Exists

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According to a survey conducted by financial services firm Edward Jones, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Americans believe women in the workforce today face a barrier to career advancement with one in five (22 percent) citing the financial industry as the hardest glass ceiling for women to break through.  The firm has been working to… Read More →

Study: Most Agree 'Glass Ceiling' Exists

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According to a survey conducted by financial services firm Edward Jones, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Americans believe women in the workforce today face a barrier to career advancement with one in five (22 percent) citing the financial industry as the hardest glass ceiling for women to break through.  The firm has been working to… Read More →

Purposed-Based Recruiting Increases Employee Retention

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by in Featured | Small Biz | Workforce

Ask any entrepreneur to explain his or her biggest struggle, and you’ll hear one answer more often than any other – finding and retaining the best talent.  Let’s face it, at the end the day, the only real competitive advantage amongst all businesses is the people. Of course, finding and keeping star employees has always… Read More →

University of Phoenix Forms Educational Partnership With Maricopa Community Colleges

Educational Partnership - Maricopa Community Colleges & University of Phoenix

Alliance creates career pathways to address workforce skills gaps University of Phoenix, the nation’s largest private university and leader in educating today’s working learner, today announced an educational partnership with Maricopa Community Colleges that will provide new educational opportunities in manufacturing, healthcare, business, and hospitality. The new partnership was announced at a special signing ceremony… Read More →

Far-reaching Initiatives Are Driving The AZ Tech Council

Arizona's high technology industry - AZ Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2011
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

When it comes to new initiatives to promote and develop Arizona’s high technology industry, there is no telling how far the Arizona Technology Council will go. Would you believe … China? A 10-day, fact-finding journey — led by Arizona Technology Council President and CEO Steven Zylstra — to one of the oldest nations on the… Read More →

Employee Discontent Experiences Sharp Rise, Study Finds

Employee Discontent Experiences Sharp Rise
by in Economy | Workforce

Workers are poised for a mass exodus next year, according to a poll of more than 1,400 workers in North America by Right Management. Employees are feeling increasingly restless and intend to leave in droves if opportunities open up in the job market. Eighty-four percent of the employees polled say they plan to look for… Read More →

The Buzz on AZNow.Biz – September 20, 2010

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by in Featured | Video

It’s another exciting week at AZNow.Biz. Arizona’s credit unions are asking Congress to allow them to make more loans to more small businesses. This week also marks the debut of our workforce columnist, Marcia Rhodes, from the recruitment firm WorldatWork. Rhodes asks the question, are you a good boss?  Find all this and more at… Read More →

2009 Large Business HR Director Of The Year Honoree

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by in Events

Name: Anna Haugen Title: Manager of Human Capital Company: Direct Alliance Corporation Years with city: 6 Years in current position: 4 Year incorporated: 1993 Employees in AZ: 650 Employees in HR dept.: 9 www.directalliance.com At Tempe-based Direct Alliance Corporation, talent acquisition and retention are more than just important — they are a top priority. Manager… Read More →

Ways To Keep Workers Working In A Troubled Economy

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Our current job market is struggling through one of the worst periods of unemployment in memory. The unemployment rate continues to creep toward the unspeakable double digits, a number not reached in Arizona for more than 25 years. Whatever name is attached — downsizing, rightsizing, re-sizing, layoff, offboarding, reduction-in-force, restructuring — the result is the… Read More →