Last November, Alexandria Lawson lost her job as a Construction Manager and began volunteering with the City of Chesapeake’s Community Programs Division while taking time to reflect on her career goals and seek new opportunities. There she met case manager and current business partner Cynthia Thompson, who has spent many years helping Chesapeake’s returning citizens [...]
A new Career Builder survey finds that 43% of employers are using social networking sites to research job candidates, and half have found content that has led them to reject potential candidates. The most common reasons are inappropriate photographs, information about drug or alcohol use, disparaging or discriminatory comments, or poor communication skills. About a [...]
Year Up, a national organization that helps young urban adults prepare for careers in IT and financial services, has launched a staffing enterprise Year Up Professional Resources (YUPRO) to help ensure stable employment and long-term success for its graduates. Headquartered in Denver and organized as a Public Benefit Corporation, YUPRO will initially focus on job [...]
Solutions SF provides on-call lobby staffing for companies that manage supportive and affordable housing properties. 80% of its workforce converts to employment with customers after 8 to 12 months. In this interview, director Laurie Bernstein describes a new retention program to support workers’ successful transition and steps the business is taking to scale its operations.
As your ASO explores strategies to comply with health care reform and you discuss the law with employer customers, two acronyms – MEC and MVP – are critical to know and understand. Each refers to a specific type of group health insurance plan, and while both offer employers options to avoid ACA penalties, they have [...]