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  • 00:31

    Workforce Partners: The VA's Community Employment Services for Homeless Vets

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    Tuesday, May 26, 2015  | 1:00 PM EDT

    The VA's Homeless Veterans Community Employment Services (HVCES) program helps homeless veterans re-enter the workforce and is a valuable community partner for workforce development organizations.

    The Veterans Health Administration's Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services program provides wraparound services to Veterans exiting homelessness that enable them to successfully connect with businesses and return to employment. "This unique population is highly motivated and actually has a varied skill set from which employers can benefit," shared Dr. Carma Heitzmann, Director of VA's HVCES program. "Getting formerly homeless veterans into gainful employment and supporting them during that critical first year back in the labor force increases their success in both the workforce and in maintaining their housing status."  In this Workforce Central radio show from the National Association of Workforce Boards, President/CEO Ron Painter interviews Dr. Heitzmann to share the details of the HVCES program and how workforce development organizations can form partnerships and engage locally assigned Community Employment Coordinators to successfully place formerly homeless veterans into employment. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this valuable resource available to your region.

  • 00:39

    Workforce System Response in Times of Disaster

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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!

  • 00:36

    Behind the Curtain: The State of the Workforce

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    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. 

  • 00:33

    Leveraging the Community Reinvestment Act to Advance Workforce Development

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    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

  • 00:31

    Governor Jack Markell Talks Workforce Innovation in Delaware

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    NAWB welcomed the Honorable Governor Jack Markell, of the State of Delaware, to the NAWB Forum stage on Monday, March 30, 2015.  After the general session, Governor Markell joined NAWB CEO Ron Painter for a listening session on the innovative ways that Delaware is addressing industry needs, providing opportunities for youth, and helping workers with disabilities and other barriers find meaningful employment.

  • 00:37

    Real ROI: Changing Workforce Conversations

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    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.

  • 00:42

    Using Workforce Talent to Drive Strong Economies

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    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).

  • 00:34

    Election Results: What It Means for Workforce

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    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.

  • 00:37

    Update From the South: Economic Growth & Workforce Readiness

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    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.

  • 00:30

    Why the Best Recruitment Means Smarter Workforce Marketing

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    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live in the New Year on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).

    Last week we talked about how to create the ultimate hiring experience, and this week we’re going to talk about why the best recruitment means smarter workforce marketing.

    Today’s hiring economy is highly complex and competitive and finding top talent is harder than ever. If fact, attracting candidates and retaining current employees is a lot like attracting and retaining customers.

    Candidates want to be valued and have an engaging and transparent experience and how you treat them has a direct impact on your brand. In today’s digital age, where people share experiences online, a poor candidate experience can be bad for business and translate to millions in lost revenue annually. 

    The fact is we are all job seekers and perpetual candidates, even if we’re currently happily employed. And candidates are the hiring organization’s to lose before they even think about applying for a job. 

    Today both employers and candidates alike are responsible for creating and marketing their brands — which can give both a symbiotic and differentiating competitive edge.

    Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about why the best recruitment means smarter workforce marketing with this week’s guest: Abby Euler, Talent Acquisition Evangelist at IBM Smarter Workforce.

    Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!

  • 00:31

    The Benefits of a Blended Workforce and the Staffing Challenges It Brings

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    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).

    Last week we talked about how to make meetings worth everyone’s time, and this week we’re going to talk about the benefits of a blended workforce and the staffing challenges it brings.

    The way we used to work is gone. The days of primarily being full-time or part-time have given way to the blended workforce — those individuals working as independent contractors, freelance workers and self-employed entrepreneurial talent side-by-side their full-time brothers and sisters. 

    Employers are now hiring record numbers of contingent workers and relying increasingly on this mix to achieve their goals. Not only that, these workers are happier, have achieved greater work-life integration and are profiting on their own. That’s welcome news for employers and workers looking to improve their opportunities.

    But building and managing this blended workforce presents challenges on almost every front—particularly when it comes to effectively sourcing and hiring contingent workers. Employers need to think about — and hire — talent differently.

    Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about the benefits of a blended workforce and the staffing challenges it brings with this week’s guest: Sunil Bagai, Founder and CEO of Zenith Talent, innovators of the powerful new staffing  model for the contingent workforce called Crowdstaffing.

    Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!

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