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    Community Concepts - Preventing Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge
by Kevin Briggs and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
There are many meaningful jobs, but few directly save the lives of others in a face-to-face, high-pressure situation. Kevin Briggs is known as the Guardian of the Golden Gate for his two decades of service as a California Highway Patrol Officer, when he prevented hundreds of individuals from jumping to their death. He's now the president of Pivotal Points where he continues to aid in the area of crisis management and suicide p...
 
    Technically Speaking - The ACLU View on Police Use of Body Cameras
by Jay Stanley and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
On the surface, putting cameras on police officers stands to help all parties in terms of accountability and safety; however, it's more complicated than it sounds. Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), discusses the numerous concerns that exist with running cameras, storing video, and constant monitoring of people while they work. Tim Muma asks him about the rights of the officers, c...
 
    Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: Effective Management
by Joseph Lucco and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
It's another edition of Myth vs. Reality where we take common phrases or beliefs about specific topics to have our guests determine if they're true or false. When people move into a managerial role, there is often a difficult transition in learning to effectively manage individuals and projects. Joseph Lucco, a consultant for ClearPoint Strategy, breaks down the thoughts and strategies we often hear related to management. Jose...
 
    Employment Notebook - Turning a New Grad Hire Into an Ideal Employee
by Brad Zomick and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
Hiring experienced workers brings many advantages, as well as a higher salary in most cases. By brining on a recent graduate, the real world work experience may be lacking, but other areas serve as positives. Brad Zomick, co-founder and senior director of content strategy for SkilledUp, talks about the strategies that turn these new grads into the employee you want and need. Brad explains to Tim Muma how this inexperienced tal...
 
  What Can Football Teach Us About Managing Millennials?
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2015
Sports metaphors have always invaded the business world: We “throw Hail Marys” and “make game-day decisions.” And, as a new football season kicks off, the connection between business and sports is everywhere. I’ve taken particular notice this year because football teams have started to talk about the ways they’re adapting their tactics for a new generation of millennial players. No matter which team you’re cheering for this...
 
  Customer Webinars
by Local JobNetwork™ - Sep, 2015
In this webinar, we bring our federal contractor, subcontractor, and affirmative action customers together to demonstrate the capabilities of our Community and Diversity Outreach Program and the Outreach Management System (OMS). These programs allow our customers to conduct efficient and effective outreach to more than 15,000 local organizations throughout the nation. Through these comprehensive programs, the Local...
 
  Employer Webinars
by Local JobNetwork™ - Sep, 2015
When the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) opens an affirmative action compliance review, it sends an organization a “scheduling letter.” The scheduling letter includes an itemized listing that requests particular statistical reports and narrative items that must be included in the information submitted to OFCCP. In October 2014, the itemized listing underwent dramatic cha...
 
  Big Brother is Watching: How Tight a Rein Should You Keep on Your Employees?
by Alexandra Levit - Aug, 2015
Last summer, I wrote about a Rackspace/University of London study that assessed productivity levels in 120 employees outfitted with wearable monitoring technology. The participants were equipped with one of the three devices – the GENEActiv high-velocity accelerometer wristband, which measures movement and activity; the NeuroSky Mindwave portable biosensor EEG, which monitors brain activity; and the LUMOback posture and activi...
 
  Go Fish! Turning Blah Blah Blah into Bling
by Barbara Giamanco - Aug, 2015
Convincing people to buy from you is sort of like fishing. To catch those fish you need a product or service that someone else needs, a process you work consistently, a hook with the right kind of bait, patience and great timing. When it gets right down to it, your ability to attract clients and close sales is not that much different. Ditch the pitch. If you stop and think about it for a minute, it’s pretty obvious that...
 
  How to Be a Better Leader than a Robot
by Alexandra Levit - Aug, 2015
Edward Hess, a professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and the author of the new book Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization, says that artificial intelligence is the most significant human invention since fire. We’ve known for some time that AI is quickly replacing rote human tasks, but as technology becomes more sophisticated, traditional “white collar”...
 
  Does Computer Monitor Setup Improve Productivity?
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
Remember when the only people to use more than one monitor were designers, programmers, and gamers? In the last five years, multiple monitor use has entered mainstream business to the point that if organizations have the money and the space, theyfre providing average employees with tricked-out monitor configurations. The question is, does this actually improve onefs productivity? I have been using the 24 desktop monito...
 
  How to Cope Effectively With Discomfort at Work
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
There’s no way to prevent change and the discomfort that comes along with it, especially in the unpredictable 21st century business world. What you can do, though, is learn to be at peace while chaos swirls around you. When I entered the business world for the first time, I took my Type-A self with me. I was accustomed to executing, perfectly, everything I wanted to do. The thought of my company having a mind of its own ter...
 
  When Making the Right Choice Means Ignoring a Boss's Orders
by Beverly Jones - Jul, 2015
Guide dogs undergo intense obedience training to prepare them to lead visually impaired people around obstacles. But what happens when a blind woman doesn't hear the approach of a quiet electric vehicle and directs her dog to step off the curb? At that moment, the dog must make a life and death decision: does he block the woman from going forward, even if it means disobeying a command? "Intelligent Disobedience" is the ter...
 
  Best Practices for Scheduling Employee Training
by Mary Gormandy White - Jul, 2015
If you’re responsible for employee training in your company, it’s important to realize that how you approach scheduling training events and opportunities is just as important as the topics that you offer. Having a good training schedule has a lot to do with whether employees will choose to attend optional training programs and if they’ll have a positive attitude toward those that are mandatory. 4 Key Steps to Effectively Sc...
 
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