Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the Social Media class that we offer in Workforce Programming to see what I could glean from an expert about this alluring online marketing that we all feel compelled to participate in.I was most intrigued by the instructor, Sarah Benoit, shifting the focus from marketing to creating a relationship.I viewed social media as a way to lure prospective clients to one’s business.
There’s no Place like Home said L. Frank Baum, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
So are the days of the house call over?
Increasingly they are coming back in fashion as more patients become more informed about healthy living and how to manage their own health care. Because of the new advances in remote monitoring, patients can be monitored and coached to health anytime and anywhere.
Almost all of us will have and do have a boss, or supervisor, as I will call them. But, what happens when you have a supervisor that doesn’t supervise – they prefer to avoid conflict. This is a prevalent workforce issue lately.
If the names sound familiar, they should! Not only are all of these companies located in Buncombe County, they’re all manufacturers either expanding their built environments, their product lines or both. The net result: they’re all hiring!
On a national level, employers have identified the skills and attributes they most need in their employees.The Key Train/Career Ready 101 is a free online system of complete interactive learning tools to train individuals in these identified skills.These skills lead to more success in job search and in advancement in the workplace.Career Ready 101
If you think some employers discriminate against job applicants who are 50+, you’d be absolutely right! According to a recent survey conducted by AARP those out of work age 55 or older spent an average of 50 weeks or more finding a new job, while younger job seekers were able to secure comparable positions in around 34 weeks. Why? Employers may assume that a long work history means older job applicants won’t settle for lower salaries, will miss more work due to health related issues, will quit sooner and are less likely to be technological savvy.
In spite of the media’s frequent pronouncements that our economy is on the upswing, the United States continues to experience persistently high rates of unemployment. With approximately 3 million jobs up for grabs why, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, are there more than 3.1 unemployed persons for every job opening?