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  • 00:02

    Episode 1139: iWomen

    in Training

    Today, some 11,0000 women in the U.S. work as career firefighters and officers, with perhaps 40,000 in the volunteer, paid-on-call, part-time and seasonal sectors. These women have hundreds of counterparts in all aspects of the fire service in many countries around the world. Women serve as chiefs of career and combination fire departments in every region of the U.S., along with many dozens more who are chiefs of volunteer departments.

    International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Service (iWomen) is an organization of women and for women — but not for women alone. Male fire chiefs, union presidents, EEO officers and others seeking to make the fire service a professional place where women and men work together harmoniously are finding iWomen a valued source of information and counsel. Our membership includes men in all ranks, as well as institutional members such as fire departments and union locals.


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    Tips on Balancing a career and a Relationship

    in Lifestyle

    Deirdre Simmons, PHR, SHRM-CP, entrepreneur, past president of SHRM Gateway, and most important role -wife, began Cast Your Net On The Right Side ?#‎NowWhat? non-profit to bring a relationSHIPS dialogue to the community. This God-given vision provides biblically based practical instruction for men and women on everyday living while edifying participants. There are 2 other businesses: Cast Your Net Travel and Smoove Stones.
    This graduate of Purdue University is also an EEO Advisor, has a certification in HR and is currently enrolled at UCONN.
    The former Deirdre Cash has been married to chef, trainer, chaplain, Minister Jerry Simmons, for 6 1/2 years. She has worked as a servant leader in several ministries however, wife is her first ministry.

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    Business Case for Proactive EEO Compliance

    in Business

    Taking a proactive stance on equal employment opportunity compliance is critical for businesses to succeed in the 21st Century. Too often we only think about EEO compliance after the fact - when a complaint is filed with the EEOC, when we receive a scheduling letter from the OFCCP, when litigation is commenced. Proactive compliance efforts not only lead to a reduction in legal expenses, regulatory fines, and the damage of negative publicity, they lead to improved business outcomes. In this installment, we'll discuss the five elements of the business case for proactive compliance efforts.

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    Open Talk: A Conversation with Prince George's County Leaders

    in Lifestyle

    Mark Spencer is a native of Prince George's County.  Mark has practiced law for 26+ years, earning high marks from the county's legal community, neighborhood groups and civic associations for his work as a top litigator in the State's Attorney's office.  He currently serves as Inspector General of the Prince George's County Police Department. 

    In his current role as the Inspector General, he conducts formal, scheduled inspections of all components of the office and ensures agency compliance with rules, policies, and EEO laws.  The Inspector General also resolves any complaints of discrimination and harrassment whereever they occur throughout the agency, and ensures that all deputy sheriffs are performing their duties in accordance with the "best practices" of law enforcement.

    Also in this conversation is Mr. Bob Ross, President of the Prince George's County NAACP.  For more than forty years, Bob has worked as an organizer and advocate in Philadelphia where he was a lobbyist, organization director and he held many positions of increasing responsibilities.  He was especially focused leadership development, organization building, contemporary labor and political issues, civil rights and community organizing.   A great conversation to listen to.



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    A Chat in the Garden

    in Self Help

    Join us Tuesday, June 2nd at 11:30 am est as we chat about  Workplace "stuff": Something that u find frustrating with author Dr. Kim Kirkland.

     In the workplace, it's only a matter of time before we misstep, mis-communicate, misunderstand, or inadvertently denigrate someone else's culture, values, traditions, customs, religion, or feelings. Many employees are offended by compliments on their appearance; by water-cooler conversations about religion, politics, or sexual orientation; by an unwelcome touch on the shoulder, arm, or back; or by any cultural transgression-intentional or not. Even some of the smallest infractions can create anxiety or anger among coworkers. While most of these issues are framed as harassment or discrimination, most likely they are the result of a miscommunication potentially grounded in cultural differences.

     We spend 40+ hours a week with our coworkers, but these professional relationships suffer when we are unable to talk to one another or give each other permission to make mistakes-which is the only way to gain a better understanding of cultural differences. This type of understanding doesn't come from the company's EEO or diversity leader, and it doesn't come from the organization's code of conduct or human resources. In order to bridge this diversity divide, we must begin to communicate with one another. stuff offers practical strategies for dealing with "stuff"-the things we find frustrating-and gives organizational professionals permission to fondly reach for the term "stuff" when identifying and addressing employee conflict, rather than mislabeling the offending behaviors as harassment and discrimination.

    This fun, easy-to-follow guide is a must for any professional who hopes to champion civility, non-discrimination, equity, and justice in the workplace.

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    Transformation of the Recruiting Market Place.

    in Business

    Transformation of the Recruiting Market Place.
    Explain the changes your company has made and the tools are you using. Are these changes giving you the edge you hoped for?

    Today our guest is Annette Dunlap. She will discuss her experience and share her expertese.

    Annette Dunlap has 15+ years experience in HR/Recruitment in the Department of Defense, IT, eLearning, Healthcare, Biomedical, Marketing/Sales, Finance/Accounting, and Telecommunications industries. Her recruitment experience includes needs assessment, labor market and demographic analysis, client relationships, vendor management, contract negotiation, diversity strategy development and implementation, and AAP/OFCCP/EEO reporting. 

    Currently, she specializes in recruitment consulting for certified small businesses and federal government contracting companies who provide services to the US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Army, and US Air Force.

    To be a guest on P|E|A|K Radio contact us at: 631-320-0217 / peak@ypiconsultants.com

    To learn more about The YPI E.D.G.E. Program - send e-mail to assessments@ypiconsultants.com or call 631-320-0217



  • 00:30

    NABWIC Talks with Ken Middleton (JTA)

    in Current Events

    Diversity and Equity Program Manager, Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)

    Ken Middleton is the Diversity and Equity Program Manager at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) where he is responsible for the daily administration and implementation of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Title VI and Americans with Disability Act compliance programs.  He has been employed with the JTA for 13 years.  Prior to his current position, Ken worked within JTA's Para-transit office for five 5 years. 

    Ken currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Florida Unified Certification Program (FUCP) and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Historically Underutilized Business Advisory Council for the past seven years.  He is a two term Mayoral Appointee to the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission dedicated to eliminating prejudice and the practice of discrimination.  

    Contact information:  

    (904) 598-8728


  • 01:02

    Barbara Mitchell & Cornelia Gamlem: The Big Book Of HR

    in Business

    Human resources professional and co-founder of The Millennium Group International LLC, Barbara Mitchell; and expert in EEO and Affirmative Action, and President of The GEMS Group, Ltd., Cornelia Gamlem, co-authors of The Big Book of HR, describe the changes in the practice and profession of Human Resources. Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem offer insights into how HR professionals can add real value to an organization through taking an active leadership role. The authors present their thoughts on the changes taking place in the workplace including multiple generations, the impact of globalization,and the impact of technology. The authors share ideas on selecting, engaging and retaining the best talent. They provide ideas for compensation and development packages, as well as their thoughts on conflict resolution and the legal aspects of employment in today's work environment. Learn how to maximize the strategic impact of HR within your own organization.

  • 00:59

    Highlights and Best Advice from 2012

    in Business

    As 2012 draws to a close, it's time once again to look back on the year that was. During the past 12 months, we've talked to a variety of leading experts and policy-makers: EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu, civil rights activist Lilly Ledbetter, Former Wage and Hour Administrator Tammy McCutchen, Former EEOC Vice Chair Leslie Silverman, and Harvard Professor Frank Dobbin, just to name a few.
    Our guests have shared a wealth of practical suggestions on managing EEO compliance, avoiding employment discrimination litigation, and being a proactive (rather than a reactive) employer.
    In this week's episode, we'll be looking back on 2012 and sharing a collection of highlights and best advice from this year's guests.

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    EEO/AA: What Employers Need to Know and Why – The Basics with Labor and Employment Law Expert Jonath

    in Legal

    Let’s face it, EEOC regulations (and there are plenty of them) are confusing. The Department of Labor and EEOC are slated to receive a record amount of funding in 2010 and this means more enforcement is eminent. Are you aware of your obligations to be an equal opportunity employer? How big of a company do you need to be to worry about this? What are the basics that you need to be aware of?
    We’ll cover these basic questions and more with Jonathan T. Hyman, a labor and employment law expert. Jonathan is a Partner at Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz, an industry blogger and frequent guest on various employment law related podcasts.

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    Stephanie R. Thomas at Lunch with DriveThruHR

    in Social Networking

    03/05/2013 - Stephanie R. Thomas at Lunch with DriveThruHR @proactivemployr visits with @bryanwempen @williamtincup & @thehrbuddy about what is keeping them up at night.DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant toHR professionals.  Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources.  Our hosts and specialguest cover a wealth of topics, including HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Strategic HR, every day at 12:00 pm Central Time.  The radio program is hosted by @bryanwempen @williamtincup & @thehrbuddy - tune in for great HR conversations and follow us on the twitters at@drivethruhr and #dthrhttp://www.drivethruhr.com/http://www.facebook.com/drivethruhrhttp://www.linkedin.com/company/1651206http://twitter.com/drivethruhr