I am always touched when I see a military officer recognize the very real challenges that veterans face when they come home. So, when I came across this article by Colonel David W. Sutherland, co-founder and chief strategist for Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, it instantly caught my eye – and touched my heart. Here are some highlights from his recent Huffington Post blog.]
By Ouafae Alami, 2014 Emerging Leader from Morocco
Being selected in the 2014 TechWomen program has been a dream one true. One month already spent in Silicon Valley–the temple of technologies that every engineer dreams to visit–I can’t begin to describe my feelings! One thing I can say is something in my has changed; my life perception has changed.
Employers considering new college graduates for job openings are looking for leaders who can work as part of a team and communicate effectively, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
When employers participating in NACE's Job Outlook 2015 survey were asked which attributes they look for on a candidate's resume, the biggest group of respondents (77.8 percent) chose both "leadership" and "the ability to work in a team structure." (See Figure 1.)
Writer Jeff Haden recently posted an article on LinkedIn that shared his thoughts on why most hiring processes are ineffective. The article is no longer available, but I thought it had great merit and his insights provide some food-for-thought for companies that are pulling out the stops to hire great people.
Here are some highlights from his post. Enjoy.
How some companies drive away some of the best candidates:
This press release came across my desk this morning and the title grabbed my attention. I thought I’d share the whole article with you today. It has some important information about the difficulties that women face when they transition out of the military.
Many Americans don’t realize it, but one out of every five new military recruits in the United States is a woman—and 2.5 million veterans are women.
Baxter Committed to Advancing Sustainability in its Workplaces and Communities
DEERFIELD, Ill., December 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) has been named as one of America’s most community-minded companies by the Points of Light Foundation’s Civic 50 list, and also received recognition for its inclusion and diversity leadership by several external organizations. The company is committed to advancing sustainability in its workplaces and communities, and recently hosted a Workplace Charging for Electric Vehicles workshop for companies interested in providing electric vehicle charging stations for their employees.
The large debate regarding conflict minerals has posed many questions of what exactly “conflict minerals” are, what products they are used in, and the derivatives of conflict minerals. To start off, conflict minerals are mainly tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (3TG).