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OSHA's Fight to Protect Temporary Workers

OSHA's Fight to Protect Temporary Workers | Workforce Development | Scoop.it

Temporary workers are much more likely to be injured on the job than their permanent counterparts. OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative is designed to make temp safety top-of-mind among companies.

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The Louisiana Workforce Commission Office of Workers' Compensation evaluates and awards the LAWorks Safe certification to companies for their worksite’s safety and health management system and factors including injury and illness rates, citations, procedures, policies, rules, training, employee involvement and designation of a medical provider.

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Five Reasons Your Mother Is Hurting Your Career | Personal Branding Blog

Five Reasons Your Mother Is Hurting Your Career | Personal Branding Blog | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
So, why would I pick on your mother? Because she may have given you some advice that doesn’t really work  for you in today’s employment world.
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Well-intentioned advice from your parents may not be as useful in today's job market. Sorry, mom!

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Youth Unemployment Is a Problem for Social Mobility - Brookings Institution (blog)

Youth Unemployment Is a Problem for Social Mobility - Brookings Institution (blog) | Workforce Development | Scoop.it

Unemployment rates for those under 25 are over twice the national average and remain far above their pre-recession levels, which is bad for both the economy and for social mobility.


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Intersting article by Economic Studies...strategies for Youth Labor Market improvement @BigBangLLP 

 
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Target the Company and Quit Chasing the Job | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

Target the Company and Quit Chasing the Job | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Target the company? Yes, you heard me correctly... target the company and quit chasing the job. This is the philosophy of the Targeted Job Search which I will
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Now that most positions are filled through referrals, it's time to quit chasing the job, says Marc Miller on the Personal Branding Blog, and instead build a referral network based on a targeted list of companies that you want to work for.

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Why 12.6 Million People Left The Workforce Since 2007 In One Chart

Why 12.6 Million People Left The Workforce Since 2007 In One Chart | Workforce Development | Scoop.it

Why 12.6 Million People Left The Workforce Since 2007 In One Chart http://t.co/vfNOqnYpAA


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8 Things I Wish I Knew about Business and Careers When I Was 22 ...

8 Things I Wish I Knew about Business and Careers When I Was 22 ... | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Career advice you would give your 22 year-old self through the eyes of Alexandra Levit as she marks the 10th anniversary of her first book, They Don't Teach Corporate in College.
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Louisiana Association of Business and Industry to push... workforce development in Legislature

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry to push... workforce development in Legislature | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Waguespack, addressing a meeting of business leaders organized by the Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce at the Metairie Country Club, reiterated that one of his group's two key issues -- along with workforce ...
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90 percent of LABI members say soft-skills are just as important technical #job skills

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Time Saving Interviewing Tips | Active Interview Blog

Time Saving Interviewing Tips | Active Interview Blog | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
If your company just released a notice that you're hiring, you'd probably be swamped with job applications in no time. Within a week, you could have dozens of applications sitting on your desks – maybe even hundreds.

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There's no doubt that hiring can be a daunting process, particularly for small businesses where the hiring manager is wearing multiple other hats. 

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The Real Skills You Should Look For in Recent Graduates

The Real Skills You Should Look For in Recent Graduates | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Change the way you assess candidates by looking beyond the credentials that employers have traditionally valued.
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FULL VIDEO: President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address

FULL VIDEO: President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Full video: President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address.
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Applications for unemployment benefits up - CBS News

Applications for unemployment benefits up - CBS News | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
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Applications for unemployment benefits up
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The unemployment rate fell in December to 6.7 percent from 7 percent. But much of the decline was due to an exodus of about 347,000 unemployed people who stopped looking for work.
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6 Steps to Hiring the Perfect Candidate - Active Screening

6 Steps to Hiring the Perfect Candidate - Active Screening | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
A six-step process to recruiting and screening the perfect candidate for any staffing need.
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Employment brand: deliver on promises | Get There by Movéo - Moveo

Employment brand: deliver on promises | Get There by Movéo - Moveo | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Disconnections between expectations set during the hiring process and the actual employment experience have a significant effect on employee morale. When promises are kept, internal brand is strengthened with a ...
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7 Things You Should Never Say to Your Employees

7 Things You Should Never Say to Your Employees | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
We all get caught up in a moment of frustration, but what you say can have a lasting impact on the motivation of your staff.
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The last thing you want is for your verbal missteps to demotivate your staff, causing even bigger problems for your organization.

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Books to Read When You Want to Change Careers

Books to Read When You Want to Change Careers | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
The day comes for just about everyone, at least once in their life. Whether the career transition you’re making is drastic, like that of a burger flipper to a CEO, or more of a natural next step, t...
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These books are a good starting point - consider a visit to your local Business and Career Solution Center for free services, including identifying training programs and other resources, that will help you make the switch to your desired career.

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Your Next Job Application Could Be Via Smartphone

Your Next Job Application Could Be Via Smartphone | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
With mobile on the rise, your next job application could be from your smartphone. Here are some tips on how to apply for a job from your mobile device.
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More and more people are using mobile for all computing and online activities — online job applications are the norm now, says Rayanne Thorn of Technomedia Talent Management. 


Find and apply for Louisiana's highest rated jobs and connect with training providers in your area at www.laworks.net/Stars, Louisiana Workforce Commission's free career exploration and job search tool.

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OSHA's Most Commonly Found Violations & How To Avoid Them

OSHA's Most Commonly Found Violations & How To Avoid Them | Workforce Development | Scoop.it

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the top 10 violations for 2013 revealed a 45% increase in citations over the same list the year before. 

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Hiring Employees With Disabilities

Hiring Employees With Disabilities | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Hard-working, motivated yet underemployed, workers with disabilities can be an asset to your company. Here is what you need to recruit and retain them.
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Job Boards Still Appealing To Staffing Firms

Job Boards Still Appealing To Staffing Firms | Workforce Development | Scoop.it

People’s passion for job boards annoy many workforce experts. But despite negative press, it’s a resource that people and staffing firms rely on heavily.

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Top 10 questions to ask in job interviews

Top 10 questions to ask in job interviews | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Being inquisitive during interviews makes you stand out from the crowd and can help you make sure the job is right for you.

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The questions you ask in a job interview say a lot more about you than the answers you give. 

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Top Tweets from the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference

Top Tweets from the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Talent leaders gathered for the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference in San Francisco last week. The conference attracted thought leaders and practitioners from across North America.
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Social Media isn't just for candidate screening, it's also a great way to recruit passive candidates and to raise awareness of your company's work culture. 

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Taxes on Unemployment Compensation - Job Searching - About.com

Taxes on Unemployment Compensation - Job Searching - About.com | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Unemployment benefits are considered taxable income which means that unemployed workers need to pay taxes on the unemployment compensation they received last year. Here's information on taxable unemployment ...
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STEM Gateways Act Proposed to Encourage Careers - India West

STEM Gateways Act Proposed to Encourage Careers - India West | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
India West STEM Gateways Act Proposed to Encourage Careers India West Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressmen Mike Honda and Joe Kennedy have introduced new legislation to encourage women, minorities, and economically disadvantaged students to...
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10 Myths and Facts About Workers' Compensation

10 Myths and Facts About Workers' Compensation | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
The LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Community and the award-winning blog Work Comp Roundup have teamed up to present some common myths and facts about workers’ compensation. Our contributors represent different segments of the workers’...
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Progressive HR: It’s All About Policies That Truly Engage Today’s Workforce

Progressive HR: It’s All About Policies That Truly Engage Today’s Workforce | Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Earlier at TLNT- Progressive HR: It’s About Policies That Truly Engage Today’s Workforce http://t.co/vGsu5m3liC via @TLNT_com
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