Nomination’s Accepted for Innovation in Workforce Systems Award

The International Association of Workforce Professionals invites nominations for it’s Workforce Innovation Award. All that’s needed for consideration is to successfully demonstrate extraordinary innovation that directly or indirectly impacts systems, customers, or professionals within the workforce system. For example, this might include, implementation of a new system or process, developing an innovative program, creating a new… Read More »

Why Older Workers Might be More Stressed Than Younger Ones

Older workers tend to feel more stress than younger workers when their employers don’t provide them with the support and resources needed to do their jobs well, according to a new Portland State University study. The study, is part of a larger project aimed at improving employee health, safety, work-life balance and well-being. The research team… Read More »

New Report Reveals Employees Feel Underprepared for Their Job and are Looking Online for Help

A third of the U.S. workforce doesn’t feel qualified for their job Over half of U.S. employees have a colleague they feel isn’t qualified for their job One in three employees turn to Google or YouTube for help, rather than ask a coworker When it comes to job training, employees are feeling underqualified and unsupported.… Read More »

Nominations Accepted for 2019 International Association of Workforce Professionals Awards

The Workforce Innovation and other awards will be presented during the 2019 Workforce Development Conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 16 – 19, 2019. IAWP day, will be held on June 15th. IAWP presents Workforce Innovation Awards in three categories: Innovation in Workforce Systems – recognizing individuals, groups, and organizations for extraordinary innovation that directly… Read More »

IAWP 2019 Officer and Director at Large Nominations

Nomination Chair, Cheryl Brown invites members to submit nominations for IAWP Officers President Elect and Vice President as well as four Directors at Large positions (2 one-year terms, 2 two-year terms). Please see the minimum qualifications for both officers and directors at large here and the duties of each position are available here. Hard working, dedicated leaders are needed as IAWP… Read More »

Member Spotlight: Nona Mallicoat, Washington Employment Security Department

Nona Mallicoat has served as the Strategic Operations Manager with the Employment Connections Division of the Washington Employment Security Department, for more than 12 years. Nona was recently interviewed by Leah Wolfe of the Washington Chapter and here’s what she had to say about IAWP, her career and more. How did you first got involved with… Read More »

Bridging the Skills Gap: Workforce Development and the Future of Work

Companies are faced with increasing change, disruption, and market competition, and most of them have skills gaps that may threaten their ability to prepare for the future of work, according to a whitepaper just released by the Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) Public Policy Advisory Group. The whitepaper, Bridging the Skills Gap: Workforce Development and the… Read More »

U.S. Employers are Rethinking Their Approach to Managing the Retirement Patterns of Their Workforces

Faced with a significant number of employees at or nearing retirement, and the resulting loss of valuable older workers, U.S. employers are rethinking their approach to managing the retirement patterns of their workforces, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson: a advisory, broking and solutions company. The 2018 Longer Working Careers Survey found… Read More »

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Oregon Workforce Leader, Graham Slater Honored With IAWP Public Policy Award

By Grant Axtell, IAWP President and Training and Development Specialist, Oregon Employment Department Recently, Grant Axtell, IAWP President, and Erika Motzko, IAWP Oregon Chapter President-Elect, (pictured) presented the IAWP Public Policy award. The IAWP Public Policy Award recognizes an individual who performs outstanding public service in the support of workforce development programs or personnel. Potential nominees… Read More »