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Jonathan Ferrar, VP IBM's Smarter Workforce, will discuss the new initiative which is all about empowering HR, empowering the workforce and empowering your business.
He'll discuss the benefits of the Smarter Workforce - gaining the insight and ability to hire the right talent, engage your people and collaborate together.
Zahir Ladhani is Vice President Smarter Workforce, IBM. Specifically, he leads the IBM Science & Consulting Group within Smarter Workforce. The goal of the Science & Consulting group is to help client's take the guesswork out of hiring, engagement, retention—and anything else that affects their workforce.
He joined Kenexa in 2010 in business development and was made President in 2011. He led the acquisition of Salary.com for Kenexa. And, with the IBM acquisition of Kenexa, along with his other responsibilities, helped aid the integration.
He joined Kenexa, an IBM company, with accounting, marketing, sales and operations experience from AstraZeneca where he was greatly involved with many major pharmaceutical launches.
Additionally, he continues to be a guest lecturer for MIT Sloan, Goldey-Beacon College and a guest speaker for IBM and World at Work, among others.
Transit Industry Careers – Getting Your Job Seekers Connected to In-Demand Jobs
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
How can workforce professionals connect their job seekers to jobs in the high-demand transit industry? What trends are driving this growth, and what skills are required to get a good job? Join Ron Painter on Tuesday, December 16 for an interview with APTA Board Member and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Director Lydia Grose. Lydia will share insights on job growth in the transit industry and explain why engaging veterans, millennials, and even K-12 youth is critical to building the workforce pipeline as more and more baby boomers enter retirement. In this Workforce Central interview, access the tools and information you need to engage your own transit agency and get your job seekers excited about the array of careers available in this dynamic, green-friendly, fast paced industry.
Resources and Links
Transit Virtual Career Network
Get Moving: Public Transportation Occupational Guidebook (Heldrich Center)
APTA Youth Summit – June 28 – July 2, 2015
Resources for Workforce Professionals on the APTA website
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
Can WIA funds be leveraged to assist communities during and after disaster events? How can workforce development organizations provide innovative solutions as part of a disaster response? On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the National Association of Workforce Boards, in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Disaster Management (CDM), released a new research report titled The Impact of Extreme Events on Business Organizations: Innovative Approaches to Managing Risk. In this episode of Workforce Central Radio, NAWB CEO Ron Painter interviews Dr. Louise Comfort, the Director of the CDM and author of the report. Drawing on research interviews with nine innovative WIBs who showed leadership in their communities during disaster events, they will discuss the important role workforce boards can take in helping their areas during times of disaster, the policies that should be in place to help maximize efforts, and how they can leverage existing programs and become a bridge between federal disaster programs and municipal/local efforts. Please join us on Wednesday, December 18th for this insightful interview!
Monday, December 2, 2013
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
A recent survey of workforce boards by the Federal Reserve indicated that nearly 60% of WIBs have representatives from the banking industry on their boards. However, only 10% of boards had engaged Community Reinvestment Act funding to develop complementary programs. So how can WIBs better partner with this important and expanding industry sector to bring services to low-income job seekers or youth and better prepare them to enter or re-enter the workforce? The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is legislation that puts an obligation on banks to serve all members of the community where they take deposits, and meet the credit needs of their local areas. The Federal Reserve has oversight of the CRA, and wants to develop new and innovative ways for banks to meet their requirements under the Act by serving the low to middle income population through partnerships with the workforce system. Join us NAWB CEO Ron Painter as he interviews Federal Reserve of Kansas City’s Community Development Director, Steve Shepelwich, on Monday, December 2nd at 1:00 PM. During this 30-minute interview, learn how the Federal Reserve system can help WIBs partner with local banks to create complementary programs and even identify funding streams to advance financial literacy and workforce readiness among their customers.
View a map of Federal Reserve Community Investment Areas
Bobby McFerin said, "Don't worry. Be happy!" Truth is, many of us invest precious time, as well as precious mental and emotional energy, worrying. We invite you to join us as my guest, Lynette Patterson, certified Life Coach, entrepreneur and mother of three active boys, will be taking us through her process to Worry Smarter (C) for better results.Go to http://bit.ly/worrysmarter for a copy of this process.
Learn more about Melanie's resources at BrainBonanza.com or follow her on Twitter @BrainBonanza. Consider taking action on something you heard that may be the SPARK to ignite a positive change in your life!
Special Guest: Helen Timbrell, Volunteer and Community Involvement Director, National Trust
This week's show is all about volunteering and the challenges of engaging a volunteer workforce. Helen Timbrell, Volunteering and Community Involvement Director at the National Trust, shares her experience from her work with the Trust as well as a wider perspective from other charities represented at the Association of Volunteer Managers.
Host: Jo Moffatt
In these difficult days and times we often look to spiritual leaders for guidance and instruction in our lives. As Christians (followers of Christ) should these leaders speak from their mind, or from what is written based on the word of God? This show will examine things said by men and woman claiming to be Gods ministers to reveal whether or not they are speaking Gods word and doing his will. 1Pet 4: 11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through JesusChrist, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.We hope you tune in and listen to our show. We air programs on Blog Talk Radio at the following times: Sun 2:00pm, Tue 8:00pm, Wed 7:00pm, Fri 7:00pm & Sat 9:00am all eastern time.
EnergyMatters2U welcomes Kevin Doyle, an independent, Boston-based consultant serving environmental and sustainability clients, who is currently serving as the Co-Chair of NECEC's Workforce Development Committee. Our conversation discusses the rapid growth in clean energy jobs and the resources that are currently available to connect job seekers and employers in the clean energy sector.
NECEC (www.necec.org) is a regional non-profit clean energy business, policy and innovation organization whose mission is to accelerate the region’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of companies.
NECEC works with clean energy businesses and entrepreneurs, policymakers and other stakeholders in the clean energy sector in New England and the Northeast through programs and initiatives that advance clean energy markets and help clean energy businesses access the resources they need to grow.
This is the 200th Episode of The Music Therapy Show! To celebrate, I'm going to share my secrets for working smarter, not harder, as a music therapist in private practice for over 20 years. I've worked with all kinds of populations, from neurological impairments to developmental disabilities to psychiatric disorders. I've had contracts with home health agencies, hospitals, school districts, and hospice. Through the years, I've devoloped strategies that work for me, and I'll share them with you.
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