CEO’s Most Concerned About Talent and Recession

A new global survey reveals that CEOs view a recession as their biggest external concern for 2019. They cited attracting and retaining talent as their top internal concern. Conducted each year by The Conference Board, the findings from C-Suite Challenge 2019™ also show that CEOs feel particularly uneasy about issues including global political instability, leader development, and… Read More »

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way for Worker Performance and Health

Small gestures of kindness by employers can have big impacts on employees’ health and work performance, according to an international team of researchers. The team specifically examined the effects of employers enhancing the lunches of bus drivers in China with fresh fruit and found that it reduced depression among the drivers and increased their confidence… Read More »

Legislation Would Require Employers to Provide Worker Training

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced Workers’ Right to Training Act requiring companies to provide advance notice of any technology changes that may affect workers’ jobs and provide training to these workers in advance of adopting the new technology. Specifically Brown’s bill would: Require companies to provide 180 days advanced notice to workers when… Read More »

Workforce Development Issues at the Federal Level – Live Webinar

The International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) is pleased to announce that one of Washington’s foremost counselors on policy and legislative advocacy, Lee Foley, will present an update on new and emerging workforce development topics at the federal level. For more than 30 years, Lee has advised clients and represented various interests before the U.S.… Read More »

Workplace Active Shooter Response – Live Virtual Program

The International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) has partnered with Threat Suppression, Inc. to present Active Shooter Response for the Workplace. Although responding to active shooters in the workplace, is a topic we wish we didn’t need to present, the safety and protection of all individuals, takes precedence. During this one hour presentation, Mike Clumpner, a leading authority… Read More »

Being Yourself at Work Makes You Healthier and More Productive

At work, it’s healthier and more productive just to be yourself, according to a new study from Rice University, Texas A&M University, the University of Memphis, Xavier University, Portland State University and the University of California, Berkeley. The study, “Stigma Expression Outcomes and Boundary Conditions: A Meta-Analysis” will appear in an upcoming edition of the… Read More »

Sector Partnerships Enhance Workforce and Economic Development Initiatives

Greg Wilson, with the University of Georgia delivered a powerful keynote presentation at the 2019 Workforce Development Conference, in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Wilson helped workforce and economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, workforce agencies, and trade associations understand how sector strategies play a critical role in helping to strengthen workforce and economic development initiatives.… Read More »

Labor Day 2019; History and Facts

Labor Day 2019 is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day being celebrated as a national holiday. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed in 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was… Read More »

Upcoming Live Virtual Presentations

2019 November – Resume Writing  December – Workplace Safety  2020 January – Facilitating in a Virtual Environment  February – Labor Market Information  March – Change Management   April – Customer Service

Active Shooter Response – Live Web Event

This informative webinar will review many facets of active shooter response. The profile of the active shooter will be explored, including predictors based on age, race, academic history, and social status. Actions to take during an active shooter event will also be discussed, including public safety involvement and workplace plans and procedures to complement the… Read More »