Supporting learning strengthens employee engagement, which sustains your firm when economic uncertainty looms. Andrew Geant Published 11:30 am EDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Photo: Klaus Vedfelt | Getty Images Photo: Klaus Vedfelt | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Klaus Vedfelt | Getty Images 4 Key Ways to Create a Culture of Learning 1 / 1 Back to Gallery During the last recession, companies that were best at engaging their employees, in part by providing the training they needed to move forward in their careers, enjoyed profit gains of 26 percent, compared to losses of 14 percent at companies that were worst at engagement. That outperformance continued … [Read more...] about 4 Key Ways to Create a Culture of Learning
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Meghan E. Irons Globe Staff March 24, 2019 Recruiters at big corporations often focus on college students with the best grade point averages as a way to whittle down the slew of applicants seeking internships and entry-level jobs.But the practice is being criticized by some education advocates who say it automatically eliminates many underrepresented students — particularly low-income minorities — who may be perfectly capable of doing the job but don’t meet the grade threshhold.The automatic “screening out” is causing some colleges and nonprofits to redouble their efforts to get companies to prioritize other skills that underserved students could bring to their internships and job experience — including the ability to lead, problem-solve, and rise from adversity. Advertisement “Most companies say they want more … [Read more...] about Companies are looking for new ways to recruit diversity. So should they consider GPA?
Some people (by which I mean me) have always thought Republican gubernatorial candidate and car-repair magnate Shawn Moody was a clueless boob when it came to figuring out how state government operates. But to my surprise, a recently declassified document from a nonexistent source shows that Moody has developed a stunningly original approach to dealing with the finer points of political interactions. Here are a few representative excerpts: According to Moody, the three branches of government are the executive, the legislative and the transmission. Moody has said the state is over-spending on education. To correct that, he’d eliminate everything above the eighth grade. Except for classes in auto repair. And welding. And like that. The rest is just arts, global warming and sex education that we’d be better off without. To deal with the opioid crisis, the GOP nominee would lower taxes. Low taxes make everyone happy, so they won’t want to use drugs. This is proven … [Read more...] about Politics & Other Mistakes: The Shawn Moody guide to governing
Ian James Arizona Republic Published 9:00 AM EDT Oct 8, 2018 As part of its coverage of climate change, water and other environmental issues, The Arizona Republic asked 16 candidates seeking office in November to discuss their views. The races included in the survey were governor, secretary of state, U.S. Senate and several legislative districts where incumbent lawmakers have had leadership roles in past sessions. Several legislators who had been serving in leadership roles were either running for another office or not seeking re-election and were not included. The Republic asked each of the candidates the same three questions: What are your views on climate change? And what do you think Arizona should do to address climate change here? With water supplies under growing strains, what should Arizona do differently in how water is managed? There were a record 172 heat-related deaths in the Phoenix area last year. What should Arizona do to mitigate the effects … [Read more...] about Arizona elections: Where candidates stand on climate change, water
By Karen Zurawski Published 4:03 pm CDT, Monday, October 1, 2018 The Harris County Master Gardeners fall perennial sale will be 9 a.m.-noon (or sellout) on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road. Free admission. The sale will feature plants, herbs and compost for sale. Visit hcmga.tamu.edu or call 713-274-0950 for information. Firecracker, pictured above, is a perennial that attracts hummingbirds. less The Harris County Master Gardeners fall perennial sale will be 9 a.m.-noon (or sellout) on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road. Free admission. The sale will feature plants, herbs ... more Photo: Harris County Master Gardeners / Harris County Master Gardeners Photo: Harris County Master Gardeners / Harris County Master Gardeners Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of … [Read more...] about Extension reaches out to public