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Archive: April, 2012

Chinese philanthropy and a child's death in Philadelphia

Monday, April 30, 2012, 3:55 PM
In the morning, Richard Gelles, dean of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice, spent an hour on WHYY's Radio Times talking about child abuse in Philadelphia. In the afternoon, he talked to me about Chinese philanthropy for a story now planned for Friday's Inquirer. The... Read more

Ban the box and the EEOC

Friday, April 27, 2012, 3:10 AM
The legislation had a catchy name -- Ban the Box. The "box" refers to the box on a job application that candidates must check it if they've ever been convicted, or in some cases, arrested for a crime. A year ago, Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law a measure forbidding employers to use the box on... Read more

A gang killing and federal law

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 11:43 AM
In 1960, a 15-year-old Philadelphia teenager got involved in a gangfight that led to someone's death, even though he claimed he wasn't the one who pulled the trigger. The teenager served less than four years for the crime and kept a clean record from then on. But his story made a big impact on the... Read more

Focus on the 'me,' not the 'we'

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 3:20 AM
In America, we put a lot of emphasis on team work, especially on the job. Remember that saying -- there is no "I" in team? That's good to a point, but... The "but" occurs during job interviews, say two recruiters for Target's program to hire college graduates for the retailer's fast-track to management... Read more

We like people who tawk like us

Friday, April 20, 2012, 3:55 AM
And so do computers, says Jon Ciampi, a business executive who has become a student of "cognitive linguistics" and a related discipline, "computational linguistics." Ciampi's building a business on these disciplines, specifically something he calls candidate optimization. His company, Preptel Corp... Read more

Budget for dreams

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 3:50 AM
Listen 20-somethings: While you are learning all sorts of good financial advice for paying debts and saving for retirement, don't neglect to budget for dreams. Today (April 18) at 4 p.m., the U.S. Labor Department is hosting a free webinar on good financial habits for college seniors and young workers... Read more

Financial help 20-somethings

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 3:30 AM
College seniors and young people embarking on first jobs have a chance to learn good financial habits from the start. “Many young adults are entering the workforce today with the right knowledge and skills to perform their jobs at a high level but lack understanding of how to manage their personal... Read more

Reaching out to help

Monday, April 16, 2012, 3:25 AM
These days, Amy Dinning has a job, but the senior training and talent development professional personally knows the pain of unemployment. That's why she is reaching out to help others. For the last few years, Amy has put together a day-long, reasonably priced seminar to help the unemployed re-energize... Read more

College tips for getting hired

Friday, April 13, 2012, 3:15 AM
Holly Paul, U.S. recruiting leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers, said she knows how hard it has been for college graduates to find jobs. (You can read more about that in our Inquirer series "Struggling for Work: The Broken Dreams of New Generation.") But, as someone who heads the recruiting effort... Read more

Millennials ask why - and that's healthy

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 3:05 AM
Millennials have taken a bad rap in the workplace, said Holly Paul, U.S. recruiting leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the big four accounting firms and one of the major recruiters of college graduates. "I think Millennials are fairly often misrepresented," she said. In the past, it might... Read more
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