Zero Unemployment

Imagine a world where people who want to work, can work. Imagine a world where businesses that need talent, get talent. Imagine a world where hiring is easy. “Everyone has talent,” said Maya Angelou. Let’s reduce friction in the labor market, and get work for all talent.

mlk at Holt Street Baptist Church
mlk at Holt Street Baptist Church

“Whatever Your Life’s Work is, Do It Well,” said Dr. King.

mlk at Holt Street Baptist Church

On Martin Luther King Day 2014, I’d like to draw your attention to, ”Facing the Challenge of a New Age” (December 3rd, 1956). King, then 27, gave this speech at the Holt Street Baptist Church in Montgomery Alabama (pictured below), as the opening to the Montgomery Improvement Association’s week-long Institute on Nonviolence and Social ChangeThe excerpt below exemplifies how Dr. King saw dignity in labor, and the potential of labor to ignite social change (via the Stanford Archives):
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diversity talent pool
diversity talent pool

Build a Diverse Talent Pool

diversity talent pool

Start your new year with a new strategy: build and implement a Diverse Talent Pool for your company. Whether you use social media or traditional sourcing pipelines to do it (ideally both), a Diverse Talent Pool is a must have in 2014 and beyond.
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H1-B Visa Hiring 2014
H1-B Visa Hiring 2014

Start H-1B Visa Planning for 2014

H1-B Visa Hiring 2014

The federal government’s fiscal year is underway (October 1 was the first day of the year – remember when the shutdown started?), and employers who hire H-1B workers need to start planning for the 2014 fiscal year visas. Beginning April 1, 2014 the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept H-1B requests from any company hoping to hire someone needing a new H-1B visa as of October 1, 2014.  Yes, these employers must file the visa request 6 months in advance of the employee’s start date. As a lawyer I’d like to say, it’s not too soon to start H-1B planning now.
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Omar Masry City Planner
Omar Masry City Planner

‘By a Veteran, For Veterans’ Job Search Guide

Omar Masry City Planner

You must approach the description and translation of your military responsibilities, experiences, and accomplishments in the proper manner to perspective employers. I am a Veteran of the US Army Reserves and currently a San Francisco City Planner. Here is my “By a Veteran, For Veterans,” job search guide:

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Veterans day
Veterans day

Veterans Helping Veterans Nov. 7 Panelists & Volunteers

Veterans day

We’re hosting Veterans focused nontraditional job fair in our SOMA location on Thursday November 7, 2013. From 3 to 5:30 pm there will be group sessions tackling the issues Veterans face in career development, from 5:30 to 6:30 there will be a panel, “Valuing Veterans in Our Workforce,” and conclude with networking.  Here are the Veteran business leaders who will be leading the panel and career advising:
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no one can make you feel inferior without your consent
no one can make you feel inferior without your consent

5 Traits of Future Female Leaders

no one can make you feel inferior without your consent

As a young professional woman who’s had a very successful international career, I know what it takes to become a respected female leader in a “man’s world.”  Women are starting to bridge the salary and status gap, but there’s still a lot of work to be done, and mindset changes, for us to be on par with our male counterparts, but there are several ways to catalyze this process.

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TheNewYorker
TheNewYorker

10 Leadership Lessons from Eileen Fisher

TheNewYorker

I came across Janet Malcom’s, “Nobody’s Looking at You: Eileen Fisher and the Art of Understatement,” in the New Yorker, and found myself “oohing” and “ahhing” as I flipped through the pages. I thought to myself, this is a lady who understands what it means to be a leader. She builds business by way of community, and understands that leading doesn’t always mean being front and center. I firmly believe that if more people took their cue from Eileen Fisher, we’d have much happier workplaces and much better businesses.
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