US state governments are looking to Switzerland to build an apprenticeship model that could provide millions of Americans with good jobs — Careers

Bain helped Denver and Washington state governments develop new job training programs and studied others throughout the country. In a new report, Bain said that the United States would benefit greatly over the next two decades from developing a new approach to job training, based on apprenticeships. For it to succeed, it would require public-private…

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Why Work Relationships Affect Our Mental And Physical Health — FORBES

Why Work Relationships Affect Our Mental And Physical Health

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Why Most Companies Aren’t Ready To Adopt Advanced Technology At Scale — Forbes – Leadership

Advanced technology can transform a company’s very nature – from operations, to how people behave, to why leadership makes the decisions they do. However, the technology’s impact is limiting and potentially damaging if the business doesn’t understand how to apply it strategically.

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U.S. job gains largest in 11 months; unemployment rate rises — Reuters: Top News

U.S. job growth surged in January, with employers hiring the most workers in 11 months, pointing to underlying strength in the economy despite an uncertain outlook that has left the Federal Reserve wary about more interest rate hikes this year.

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Not Enough Talent For The Energy Workforce? Energy’s Diversity Problem May Be The Solution — Forbes Real Time

Oil and gas companies continue to brace for the great crew change, as baby boomers retire and some younger workers are hesitant to fill the jobs. Fully committing to creating a more diverse workforce can help the companies bridge the gap.

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BCS Kansas Discusses Major Negotiating Mistakes

BCS Kansas Discusses Major Negotiating Mistakes

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LEAWOOD, Kan. – Jan. 10, 2019 – PRLog — BCS Overland Park/Leawood, KS says that some job seekers are afraid to push back on terms of an offer even though the competition for talent has never been hotter with unemployment sitting at 3.8 percent.  The unwillingness to effectively negotiate could end up costing hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of a career.  Approximately 64% of job hunters accept the first offer presented to them, and by doing, so shortchange the value of their talent.  Job site Glassdoor, through analyzing it’s user database, said he the average American employee was underpaid by over 13 percent.  Because of the  compounding effect, leaving even a small amount of compensation on the table can be significant.  Negotiating just a $5,000 increase from an initial offer with an annualized rate of growth of 5 percent over a 45 year career would equate to more than $750,000.  Job seekers can effectively  negotiate by not accepting the first offer, realizing that most companies will not present their best offer up front.  It is fine to counter offer and also demonstrates to the company that the potential new employee will do an effective job of negotiating for the company as well.

BCS is a career management firm located in Overland Park, KS and assists professionals and executives in various industries across the country.  They have 49 cooperative offices in five countries, including the U.S., Australia, Canada, Scotland and England.

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U.S. Home Sales Fell in December to Lowest Level in More Than 6 Years — TIME

(WASHINGTON) — U.S. home sales cratered in December, causing price growth to slip to the lowest level in more than six years as the housing sector ended 2018 on a decidedly weak note. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes plunged 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of…

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