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27 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
E30: Helping Refugees Navigate the American Workforce
Tune in as Nicole Ganier, Vice President of Operations, is joined by Adrineh Terantonians, Regional Director for Equus Workforce Solutions, for a conversation about how policy makers can help resolve the many barriers refugees face when finding employment. Adrineh shares her own journey as a refugee entering the American workforce and reveals the resources that are particularly helpful for the refugee population. Discover the important role that refugees can play in addressing the U.S. labor shortage and what workforce development professionals need to be mindful of when serving this population.
21 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
E29: Finding Your Career Path and Achieving Success
Host Nicole Ganier, Vice President of Operations for Equus, sat down with Equus Regional Director Camille Padilla to discuss how job seekers and workforce professionals can take control of their destinies and design their futures. Camille shares how she decided to pursue a career in workforce development and how she overcame the obstacles she faced along the way. Camille also reveals how leaders can help their teams grow and climb the ladder to success.
27 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
E28: A Second Home: Recreating a Nurturing Environment for New York City Youth
Equus Regional Director David Genaro joins the program to discuss the innovative and engaging techniques his team at New York City YouthPathways uses to effectively meet young adults where they are and help them find success. Learn how David's New York City YouthPathway's team successfully recreated their onsite service delivery model using virtual tools and technologies. David also shares innovative techniques his team uses to promote their programs and services while keeping young adults ages 18 to 24 engaged and providing them with a sense of belonging.
19 minutes | May 17, 2021
E27: From Homeless to Self-Sufficient: Helping People Become Work Ready and Find Stability
Join Host Nicole Ganier, Vice President of Operations for Equus Workforce Solutions, as she discusses the life-changing work Equus Regional Director Stacia Peters and her team are doing to combat homelessness and help individuals become work-ready through California’s San Diego County emergency non-congregate sheltering program. Learn how Stacia and her team are helping high-risk individuals and their families become stable and self-sufficient and find placement in permanent or regular housing as well as connect them with workforce services and reunify them with family members during the pandemic. Stacia shares how her team is using the Housing First model from the National Alliance to End Homelessness that prioritizes providing permanent housing to individuals, thus ending their homelessness and serving as a platform from which they can pursue personal goals and improve their quality of life
17 minutes | May 3, 2021
E26: Engaging Youth and Young Adults: Challenges and Innovative Solutions
Host Debra Giordano, Vice President of Service Delivery for Equus Workforce Solutions, is joined by Darnell Middleton, National Manager of Youth and Young Adult Programs for Equus Workforce Solutions, as they discuss strategies for engaging youth and young adults and helping them create a pathway for success. Discover how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted youth and young adults, and the types of programming Equus provides to young adults, ages 16 to 24. You’ll also hear about the new, more effective ways of connecting with youth and some of the youth-focused partnership opportunities available to employers.
26 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
E25: How WRTP | BIG STEP Connects Job Seekers to Family Sustaining Employment
In this episode, host Debra Giordano, Vice President of Service Delivery for Equus Workforce Solutions is joined by Matt Waltz, Chief Operating Officer for the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership and Building Industry Group and Skilled Trades Employment Program (WRTP/BIG STEP) to discuss why businesses and workforce boards should invest in Registered Apprenticeship Programs. Matt shares ways that workforce boards can support the expansion of Registered Apprenticeship by partnering with an industry intermediary to successfully navigate the system and how apprenticeships foster workplace equity. Discover funding resources available to businesses considering Registered Apprenticeship. For more information about WRTP/BIG STEP, please visit www.wrtp.org.
25 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
E24: Using Registered Apprenticeships to Recruit and Retain Healthcare Talent
In this episode, host Debra Giordano, Vice President of Service Delivery for Equus Workforce Solutions is joined by Todd Schmiedeler, Chief Engagement and Innovations Officer at Trilogy Health Services in Louisville, KY. Discover how Trilogy is using their FastTrack Apprenticeship Program to recruit, hire, train and retain employees in the healthcare and hospitality industries. Todd also shares the importance of partnering with an industry intermediary and how it can help employers and businesses develop or expand their Registered Apprenticeship Program. Todd Schmiedeler’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fast Track Apprenticeship Link: https://trilogyfasttrack.com/
17 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
E23:The Benefits of Registered Apprenticeships for Job Seekers and Employers
In this episode, host Debra Giordano, Vice President of Service Delivery for Equus Workforce Solutions is joined by Tera West, Associate Regional Director for Equus Workforce Solutions and the Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Expansion Contract Team. Discover the importance of Registered Apprenticeship Programs and how they benefit job seekers and businesses. Tera also reveals how Registered Apprenticeship Programs differ from Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs and how Registered Apprenticeships can help rebuild the workforce.
36 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
E22: How Leaders Can Create an Inclusive and Supportive Work Environment
In this episode, host Nicole Ganier, Vice President of Operations for Equus Workforce Solutions, is joined by Bernie Derible, Vice President of ResCare Workforce Services Canada, to discuss the role that leadership plays in creating an inclusive and supportive company culture. Bernie shares his own journey of becoming a leader and reveals how organizations can ensure that leaders are equipped to provide the support, guidance and coaching necessary to maximize the individual growth and development of their employees. Discover how companies can help prevent burnout and create collaborative work environments.
34 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
E21: Race and the Future of Work- Advancing Workforce Equity
Did you know that white workers are 50 percent more likely than workers of color to hold good jobs and that eliminating racial inequities in income could boost the U.S. economy by $2.3 trillion a year, and as the workforce approaches a people-of-color majority that toll will only grow in the absence of bold, equity-focused solutions? Bradley Williams, Chief Customer Officer and Vice President of Operations for Equus Workforce Solutions, sat down with Amanda Cage, President and CEO of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, and Matt Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass Technologies, to discuss research that led to a report titled, “Race and the Work of the Future: Advancing Workforce Equity in the United States.” Learn about the key findings from the report and discover some of the top public policy issues that need to be addressed regarding employment, education and employer practices. Learn more about Burning Glass Technologies: https://www.burning-glass.com/ Learn more about the National Fund for Workforce Solutions: https://nationalfund.org/ Learn more about Policy Link: https://www.policylink.org/research/race-and-the-work-of-the-future
34 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
E20: Driving Equity and Inclusion in the Workforce
Host Nicole Ganier, Vice President of Operations for Equus Workforce Solutions, is joined by Harriet Michel, former President of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), as they discuss the importance of equity and inclusion in the workforce. Harriet shares her thoughts about the responsibility of CEO’s in dismantling systemic racism in corporate America and how to drive greater equity in supplier and workforce diversity. Harriet also reveals why it’s important to celebrate Black History Month and what the month-long celebration means to her.
17 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
E19: Using Traitify to Build a Positive and Personalized Experience for Job Seekers
Dr. Heather Myers, Chief Psychology Officer at Traitify, the world’s fastest personality assessment, joins the program to reveal how workforce professionals can use Traitify to build a positive and personalized experience for the job seeker. Dr. Myers also discusses how job seekers who have had to pivot in their careers due to the COVID-19 pandemic are using Traitify to recover and explore new careers. You’ll also learn about a pilot that is underway using Traitify’s assessment to screen applicants to select the right candidates for open positions.
28 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
E18: The Future of Staffing with Dr. Shannon Block, Executive Director and COO of Skillful
Dr. Shannon Block, Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer for Skillful, an initiative of the Markle Foundation, joins the program to discuss the future of hiring and staffing trends. Shannon shares her thoughts about how businesses can build trust with their communities and the skills and qualities needed to successfully navigate through the pandemic. To learn more about the Rework America Alliance, visit https://markle.org/alliance. Resume builder for job seekers: https://markle.org/rework-america-alliance-resume-builder Job posting generator for employers: https://markle.org/job-posting-generator-employers Connect with Shannon on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/businessdevelopmentnow/
28 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
E17: The Light at the End of the Tunnel - The COVID-19 Vaccine and Getting America Back to Work
T.J. Griffin, Chief Pharmacy Officer at PharMerica, joins host Tim Foster, Vice President, Customer and Market Development at Equus Workforce Solutions, to talk about his thoughts on the most effective way to rollout the COVID-19 vaccine. From the facts and figures to hope for the future, T.J. provides insights based on his decades of experience. Learn more about how several different industries are coming together to bring the vaccine to life and hear his thoughts on the pharmacy industry's future.
37 minutes | Nov 22, 2020
E16: The Importance of Workforce Development Boards for Job Seekers and the Economy
This episode features an interview with Ron Painter, CEO of the National Association of Workforce Boards, to discuss how workforce boards can drive development and change in the current climate. From apprenticeships to skills-based hiring, discover the role workforce boards play in helping our communities thrive.
22 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
E15: Connecting Veterans to Civilian Employment
Join us for a special Veterans Day edition of Workforce In Action. In this episode, you'll hear from Ethan Arguello, a Talent Development Specialist with Equus Workforce Solutions and a Marine Corps Veteran, and Keisaun Jones, an Army Reserve Veteran who used Equus Workforce Solutions services to help him transition into civilian life and find meaningful employment. Discover some of the unique skills that veterans bring to the workforce and advice for transitioning military members.
28 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
E14: Strengthening the Healthcare Talent Pipeline
Susan Sender, RN, and William Mills, M.D., join the program to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare employment and what BrightSpring Health Services is doing to create jobs. Discover the investments that have been made for onboarding, recruiting, and retaining talent in the healthcare industry and the opportunities for healthcare jobs in a virtual service delivery platform. Susan and Dr. Mills also share recommendations for anyone interested in entering the healthcare industry.
22 minutes | Oct 25, 2020
E13: Caregiving During COVID - Challenges and Opportunities in Direct Care
Rexanne Domico, President of Home Health Care and Rehabilitation Services for BrightSpring Health Services, joins the program to discuss the importance of direct care workers and the many job opportunities available in the homecare industry. Rexanne reveals the efforts that her organization has made to ensure the safety of employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also discusses the challenges around attracting qualified talent and the potential career pathways available for direct care workers.
21 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
E12: The Employ Nevada Business Hub: Helping Businesses Recover and Thrive
Jaime Cruz, Executive Director at Workforce Connections, joins the program to discuss the positive effect that business hubs can have on the economy. He also discusses how local businesses have survived during the COVID-19 pandemic and his team's efforts to provide businesses with much-needed relief.
18 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
E11: The Impact of COVID-19: Workforce Industry Women in Leadership- Part 3
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment and celebrate Women's Equality Day, Equus Workforce Solutions hosted the "Workforce Industry Women In Leadership Virtual Roundtable." Join Host and Vice President of Service Delivery Debra Giordano and three women leaders in the workforce industry for a special three-part episode where they’ll discuss their journey to their current roles, barriers that they've faced and overcome in their careers, and the impact of the pandemic on women. Panelists include Danielle Frazier, President and CEO of Charlotte Works in North Carolina; Karin Norington-Reaves, Chief Executive Officer for the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership; and Laurie Bouillion Larrea, President and CEO of Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas.
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