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Marcia Scheiner is the founder and President of Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership. Prior to founding ASTEP, Ms. Scheiner spent 25 years in the financial services industry, most recently as CEO of Centrally Managed Businesses for Zurich Financial Services. She has also held management positions at Chase Manhattan Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Ms. Scheiner is a graduate of Wellesley College and has an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. She is the parent of a young adult son with Asperger Syndrome.
ASTEP creates and supports programs that promote long-term employment for individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and similar autism spectrum profiles through:
Educating employers about the benefits of hiring individuals with AS or similar autism spectrum profiles and the accommodations they may require.
Developing partnerships between Employers and Vocational Rehabilitation professionals to create a successful workplace environment.
Providing Managers and colleagues of AS/similar autism spectrum profiles employees with an understanding of the behavioral differences perhaps seen in their autism spectrum co-workers.
Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show, airing live with Sandy Blankenship, from the Exeter Chamber of Commerce in California's Sequoia country!
On This Episode:
- Author John Marshall discusses his book ‘WIDE-OPEN WORLD: How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family’s Lives Forever’.
- Cynthia Johnston of MoonMaid Botanicals talks Herbal Health.
- Chef Jeremy Manley of Jeremy’s on the Hill California Style Bistro in Julian, CA shares a Spring Recipe
- S. Ward Heinrichs, Esq. of Backstrom & Heinrichs Attorneys at Law in San Diego talks Employment Transportation Law
- Plus an update on the Bathtub Race in Three Rivers, CA as organized by Three Rivers B&B & Sequoia Comfort Inn
Hearings with agencies are usually performed with the parties, their attorneys, and the administrative law judge over the phone. Administrative law judges handle issues strictly pertaining to employment and are well versed in rules and cases relating to their particular area of law. Sometimes attorneys are involved and other times clients represent themselves pro se. Generally speaking, an employment hearing is like a mini trial where you will present your witnesses and cross examine the other side’s witnesses. You are able to submit documents which you may wish to enter as evidence in advance to both the judge and opposing party. It helps to have these clearly identified and readily accessible during the hearing, especially considering its telephonic nature. You are usually able to have both a closing and opening statement as well. Do not expect a decision at the conclusion of the telephone conversation. The decision will come in writing and it could take several months before any such decision is rendered.
Tune in to this podcast with Heidi Kuffel to learn more about what to expect during an employment agency hearing.
Even the most conscientious employer occasionally needs help from a lawyer. Although you can handle some employment matters on your own, a great many issues are particularly tricky and require legal expertise. Employment law can change rapidly. Courts and government agencies issue new opinions interpreting these laws every day, sometimes completely overturning what everyone thought the law meant. When you also factor in that lawsuits brought by former employees can end in huge damages awards against an employer, it's easy to see why you should seek legal advice when you get in over your head. Join Bill and Rick to learn when and why you need a business employment lawyer on your side.
Joining Host Kelly Scanlon on this episode of Smart Companies Radio is Darren Dupriest, President and CEO of Validity Screening Solutions. Dupriest is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and is an industry expert of background checks.
The National Employment Law Project (NELP) just published a report in which they make a case for Executive Action by the President to mandate “Fair Chance” and “Ban the Box” hiring practices. This episode will discuss the potential presidential action on the “Ban the Box” campaign that is attempt to end discrimination at the workplace; opening opportunities for people with past convictions.
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Work for Life provides job readiness material for job seekers. We give job seekers information on who's hiring; assist with getting up to date job titles; provide links to assist job seekers in preparing the best resume possible. We will get you working in 30days. Whatever is happening in America, as long as consumers are out spending, money is being made by companies, and jobs are being filled and created. There is no reason to remain jobless in America. Listen to my job readiness shows. Send those you know to this site to access job readiness shows. Listen live on Mondays, call in, or use archive files 24/7. Together we will get you working. Jobs numbers for February 2015 is at 5.5%. Great for those with the jobs, not so great for others. We will fix that here at Work for Life. Our task this show is to search for Federal contractors in your city and apply for jobs this month. Take time and listen to my last show then use this list of Federal technology contractors and use this list of Top 200 Federal Contractors. Time for you to change your life.
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Michelle Skipper is the President and Founder of Empowerment Consulting, LLC, a Human Resources Consulting and Career Coaching firm. Michelle formed the company based on her passion to help others pursue their dreams and true talents, individually and professionally. As an innovative and thought-provoking leader, she has over 15 years experience in human resources, government and healthcare operations: Strategic Planning; Team Building; Conflict Resolution; Labor Negotiations; Customer Relations; Employee Relations; Coaching; Counseling and Motivational Training.
Michelle holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management from Troy University and a professional certification in the human resources field as well as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
As an advocate for small businesses, Michelle is committed to providing them with affordable human resources solutions and business building strategies for building strong company practices. Having worked in Fortune 500 companies such as Cox Communications, Kaiser Permenante and the federal government, Michelle has witnessed first-hand what a business must do to become successful. Michelle is associated with several organizations throughout the Metro Atlanta area, which includes holding the Vice-Chair position in the Career Ministry at Cascade United Methodist Church. She is an adjunct professor of Human Resources in Healthcare at the University of Phoenix.
Organizing key Human Resources initiatives for mergers and acquisitions of Department of Navy employees; helping to successfully integrate eight regions into one organization.
Directing Employee / Labor Relations workforce that supported 5 multi-state locations.
Providing strategic leadership and expertise in the implementation of a talent review and succession planning process
Human Rights for Prisoners March, hosted by Mary Neal. 9pm Pacific Time. Call (818) 572-2947 to speak on air.
Fighting mass incarceration must also include reducing recidivism. Prisoners face challenges being released from prison, including (a) the loss of good time programs, (b) unresponsive pardons and parole boards, (c) mandatory sentencing laws. Some released prisoners face tremendous challenges getting acclimated back into society, including (1) poor employment prospects, (2) lack of family and community support, and (3) expenses related to their release, i.e., ankle bracelets, probation fees. Ex-convicts who served sentences for certain offenses may be denied voting rights, and many are ineligible for government programs offering subsistence assistance and educational benefits. America's recidivism rate is over 65 percent. Recidivism is even higher among released inmates who have acute mental illness and were released from prison without arrangements for their continued psychiatric treatment.
Human Rights for Prisoners March provides:
Advocacy for adequate defense, fair trials, drug courts, mental health courts, post-conviction DNA tests, safe and humane incarceration, and successful re-entry.
Advocacy against prisoner abuse, avoidable deaths caused by police and corrections officers, solitary confinement, children tried and sentenced as adults, criminalizing mental illness, inadequate health care, wrongful convictions, law of parties, three-strikes law, enforced prison labor, and capital punishment.
Guests include people who have experienced, or who have specialized knowledge about, prison conditions and overuse of force by police or correctional officers, or any subject related to crime and punishment, including improvements proposed or realized.
~ February Series: Candidate Experience ~
Shannon Smedstad Uncovers the Value of Employment Branding
HR Latte welcomes Shannon Smedstad, Employment Brand Director at CEB, to kick off our month-long series on The Candidate Experience. Shannon first developed an HR Social Media Strategy back in 2008. She'll share what she has discovered along the way and why employment branding is an imperative part of the candidate experience.
Should social media be a standard tool for hiring?
What are some of the mistakes being made? Positives that are taking place?
What does the future hold for hiring companies doing it right? Doing it wrong?
Join us for a quick impact conversation about the virtues of employment branding.
HR Latte is a fast-paced, quick hit show where you can expect not only surprises but the information you need to know for success in the world of talent management.
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Join us for a conversation with Julia Barol, MEd, CESP, Friday, March 13, at 12:00 PM EST. Julia is with Transition Consults where her work focuses on creating inclusive communities. She is also president of the PA chapter of APSE, or the Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst, the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
In her work with the Employment 1st Philadelphia initiative Julia helped develop “One City, One Vision”, a video to help increase employer awareness of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, and the “When I Grow Up Video” to encourage us to ask all children to dream about their futures. Julia holds a Masters in Secondary Special Education and Transition from The George Washington University, where she is also an Adjunct Instructor. She chairs the Transition Work Group in Philadelphia, is a certified benefits counselor, and trains groups on work incentives and Social Security benefits. Julia has worked in the field since 1991.
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Casey Sipe @CLSEmployerLaw drops by @DriveThruHR to share his insights on Litigation and Employment Law
DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources. Our hosts and special guest 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 @williamtincup, @Thehrbuddy @TheOneCrystal & @MikeVanDervort. The #1 HR show, with amazing HR conversations and follow us on the twitters at @drivethruhr and #dthr.
This was a busy week. The economy is solidly rebounding. We had a great employment report. Another story peeked my interest. As someone who works out a lot who takes a lot of supplement I was flabbergasted by a report that I may simply be taking fillers. This is proof positive we need more regulations, not less.
I also want to touch on Former Mississippi State Republicans Senator Tim Johnson switch from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party. His reasons sounded like he became a staunch Liberal.
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