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Why There’s No Better Time Than Now For An Attitude Of Gratitude

Just like beauty, happiness lies in the eye of the beholder.

As much as I’d love to vote 2016 off my island, the Year From Hell still has about six weeks during which we undoubtedly will ask “Can this get any crazier?” It reminded me of this column I wrote five years ago. ...




Home Depot and GallopNYC Join Forces to Help Vets with PTSD

Out of nearly 19 million veterans living in the United States, anywhere from two to six million of them suffer from PTSD. 11-20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans reportedly have the condition.
 
GallopNYC, a therapeutic horsemanship program in New York City, has been doing its part to help people with disabilities since 2007, from children with autism to veterans with PTSD. ...




How Keeping a Human Element in Your Hiring Process Sets You Up for Success

Companies spend more time than ever before finding talent and making good hires. Glassdoor's 2015 Why Is Hiring Taking Longer? report revealed that between 2010 and 2014, the average time it takes to hire an employee in the United States increased from 12.6 days to 22. ...




Why organizations need a program to promote peer recognition in the workplace

Well, whaddya know? It is actually better to give than to receive.  
 
At least when you’re talking about recognizing great performance in the workplace.
 
A new study from O.C. Tanner says that employees who are empowered to give recognition to outstanding colleagues feel more confident, are more driven and are more dedicated to the success of their organizations. ...




Without Strong Recruitment of Veterans, Clean Energy Companies Miss Out on a Competitive Advantage

Are veterans a valuable asset to companies? Research says that they are.
Are veterans a valuable asset to companies that provide renewable energy or energy efficiency products and services? The short answer is yes -- for those companies that make an effort. ...




Solve Your Company’s Veteran Hiring Crisis

500,000 unemployed veterans. Let us take a minute to think about the sheer magnitude of 500,000. According to the White House, each year the military separates between 240,000 and 360,000 service members. The core problem is that the vast majority of separated veterans is unprepared to enter the civilian workforce and civilian employers struggle to find pipelines for skilled and vetted veterans. ...




How to Extract the Skills that Military Veterans Can Bring to Your Organization

Veterans of the military may have a difficult time describing the skills that they gained in the military in their resumes and during interviews.  Your company’s resume reviewers and interviewers may need to take some extra efforts to extract these skills and characteristics from resumes. ...




Why hiring veterans is good for business

I was very lucky to have been on the trajectory to turn my Naval academy training and college football days into a professional career. Many leaving the service, particularly the large number of those in the post 9/11 era, face a tremendous burden trying to figure out what to do next and how to find financial stability for them and their families. ...




9 High-Rated Companies Hiring Veterans Now

Coming out of a multi-year stint in the military, it’s not always easy to find work that makes you happy, pays the bills and offers healthy opportunities to grow and advance a career.
 
In the past week, in our focus on veteran members of the job force in honor of Veterans Day, we took time to cover the jobs employers tend to hire veterans for. ...




12 business lessons from Oprah Winfrey

Going from an impoverished and violent childhood to an incredibly successful talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey has become one of the most influential and inspiring individuals in the world.
 
Oprah has certainly changed lives for millions of people. ...