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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
Monday, September 30, 2013
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Governing Institute and Monster Government Solutions have partnered to convene a National Summit on Workforce and Economic Development called Strong Talent Drives Strong Economies, in October 2013. The Summit will address ways that workforce and economic development experts from across the United States are driving stronger economies by building and strengthening the workforce.
The Summit aims to arm attendees with successful economic development strategies and best practices that attendees can take back and apply to their region. Join NAWB CEO Ron Painter as he interviews Governing Institute Director Mark Funkhouser and Bruce Stephen of Monster Government Solutions for a preview of the ideas that will be discussed at the Summit and ways that workforce development can contribute to furthering economic progress in their local areas.
Questions about the Summit? Please contact Bruce Stephen (Monster Government Solutions) or Mark Funkhouser (Governing Institute).
Behind the Curtain: A Real Look at the State of the Workforce
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Drexel University’s Paul Harrington shares insights into what’s behind the 3 million job vacancy numbers and what is actually happening in the labor market in an interview with NAWB CEO Ron Painter.
Real ROI: How Improved Cost-Benefit Models are Changing Workforce Conversations
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
In 2012, Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. (EMSI) embarked on a pilot study with seven workforce investment boards (WIBs) to create a WIB scorecard that measured the cost/benefit ratio for WIA programs. The study methodology has now been adopted in three additional statewide programs. Join Ron Painter as he interviews EMSI’s Rob Sentz, Vice President, Marketing, and Annike Crapuchettes, Assistant Vice President, Professional Services, to learn how this pilot project has progressed, as well as how it has illuminated new ways for WIBs to engage with employers, education, and other stakeholders.
Election Results: What It Means for Workforce Investment 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Join NAWB President/CEO Ron Painter for a lively discussion with John Colbert of Capitol Hill Partners and Bob Knight of ResCare Workforce Services about what the election results mean for the workforce investment system, and trends to watch.
Update from the South: Driving Economic Growth and Workforce Readiness
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
Southern Growth Policies Board Executive Director Ted Abernathy provides a current picture of how the South is managing changing demands in manufacturing technology, creating educational programs that meet employer needs, and what is happening in Southern economies that will influence the South’s ability to respond to opportunities.
Addressing the Workforce Talent Crisis in the Human Age
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
With 49% of US employers stating that they are having difficulty filling key positions, we are faced with a talent crisis like never before. Explosive technology growth is forcing business to adapt to productivity demands, and there are not enough workers with the skills needed to maintain this productivity and improve upon it. What can WIBs do to help businesses find the talent they need and remain competitive? Join NAWB CEO Ron Painter and Melanie Holmes of ManpowerGroup, for a discussion on the rapidly evolving world of work; why businesses must look for “teachable fits”; and how workforce development can better engage employers in training, mentorships, and adapting to the human age.
in Self Help
Individuals that have been laid off or fired have the opportunity to be re-trained using government funds. Listen to today's program to learn more about WIA (Workforce Investment Act) and how you can obtain between $5,000-$8,000 for training to upgrade your skills.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST
The Capital One Foundation launched the Human Capital Innovation Fund (HCIF) to invest in workforce organizations that want to better position low-income workers and those in specific low-income populations for well-paying jobs through collaborative work with education, industry sectors, and economic development organizations. With an outside-the-box approach to programming, the Fund has identified locations where the most impact could be made and has helped those areas generate innovative thinking around common challenges. On Thursday, March 13, join NAWB CEO Ron Painter and Capital One Vice President Catherine Foca for a discussion of the problems solved when collaborative thinking is combined with a determination to reinvent the status quo. As a Platinum Sponsor of NAWB Forum, we welcome Capital One for this final installment in our Forum 2014 series.
The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from 6:30-7:00 pm ET for radio, 7:00-8:00 pm ET for the Twitter chat.
Last week we talked about how to have a transformative onboarding experience for new hires, and this week we’re talking about the power of workforce culture and continuous talent mobility.
According to 2013 SuccessFactors WFA Benchmarking Data, normal voluntary turnover is 8.9% annually compared with 18.8% voluntary turnover for hires with their first year of employment. That’s more than double.
It’s no wonder companies struggle to retain top talent from the moment the ink is dry on the new hire paperwork. Plus, once onboarded, networked and contributing, every single employee is a perpetual candidate and a growth opportunity for the company at large. In turn, providing a continuous mobility experience to your workforce that includes the flexibility to dial up and down their level of contribution, while ensuring they’re career paths are personalized growth opportunities, are the keys to retaining knowledge and your competitive edge.
Why look outside first when you already have an internal talent community and referral network? You invest a lot in your talent up front and to lose them quickly because of little to no nurturing empowers your competitors, not your company.
Join #TChat co-creators and hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we learn more about the power of workforce culture and continuous talent mobility with this week’s guest: Tracey Arnish, SVP of Talent at SAP.
Thank you to our sponsors and partners: RIVS, GreatRated of Great Place to Work, TalentWise, GloboForce, SAP/SuccessFactors, PeopleFluent, Red Branch Media and HRmarketer Insight.
Jobs for the Unemployed: Issues Update with Peter Cappelli
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 ~ 1:00 - 1:30 PM EST
Analysis of the recent jobs report shows a continued rise in the number of unemployed workers who have stopped looking for work. How does the increase in ‘discouraged workers’ indicate changes in the labor market, and what does this mean for the larger issues of long-term unemployment and youth unemployment? Further, how has the ‘skills gap’ – whether real or perceived – changed the way that employers are recruiting and hiring, and how can workforce organizations continue to engage employers and help them be realistic about the types of workers that are available? Join Workforce Central host and NAWB CEO Ron Painter as he interviews Dr. Peter Cappelli, author of Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs, and Director of Wharton's Center for Human Resources, for a discussion of his views on these critical workforce issues. Join us on Tuesday, January 28th at 1:00 PM EST and gain new insights on how workforce development organizations can keep moving the needle for the long-term unemployed.
Want to continue the conversation? Join NAWB for Forum 2014: Dialogue for Workforce Excellence, held March 29 – April 1 in Washington, DC. Visit www.nawb.org/Forum for details.
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