DE Talk | A Focus On Veterans: Supporting Compliance, Recruitment, Candidate Experience & Beyond

DE Talk | A Focus On Veterans: Supporting Compliance, Recruitment, Candidate Experience & Beyond

Season 5 • Episode 5

With roughly 250,000 servicemembers transitioning to civilian life each year, veteran hiring initiatives have become an essential focus for employers. In honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month, this episode shares how DirectEmployers and its family of brands support employers in attracting and hiring veterans. Hear how VetCentral supports veteran representatives across the country, straight from an Indiana-based disabled veterans outreach program specialist; how the Partner Relationship Manager (PRM) guides outreach efforts to organizations serving veterans, transitioning servicemembers and spouses; and finally, insights from United Rentals on how their veteran-focused career site has created a unique candidate experience for veterans.

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DE Talk | Registered Apprenticeships: Building Inclusive Programs for the Future

DE Talk | Registered Apprenticeships: Building Inclusive Programs for the Future

Season 5 • Episode 4

The reality of today’s labor market indicates that there aren’t enough college graduates and experienced workers to meet market demands. Apprenticeships are working to steady the gap by incorporating hands-on learning with education and life experience. In today’s episode, Joshua Johnson from Jobs for the Future (JFF) shares the seven components of Registered Apprenticeships, how to engage with your state apprenticeship system, what apprenticable occupations look like in fields that would surprise you, and the benefit this type of employment offers for employers and apprentices.

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DE Talk | From Human “Doing” to Human “Being”: Transforming to Own Your 50

DE Talk | From Human “Doing” to Human “Being”: Transforming to Own Your 50

Season 5 • Episode 3

Leaders often have a lot on their plate, but their biggest challenge? Workplace drama. In this episode, we sit down with award-winning host of The Conscious Habit podcast, certified meditation coach, and President of Sandler Training Trustpointe, Amy Woodall, to discuss how calming the mind and focusing on the things we can control will help us own our part in the challenges we face, and get to the root of where results begin. She also shares her favorite podcasts and books to start your consciousness journey.

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DE Talk | Myths & Barriers: Helping Individuals Who Are Blind Find Their Place in the Workforce

DE Talk | Myths & Barriers: Helping Individuals Who Are Blind Find Their Place in the Workforce

Season 5 • Episode 2

With over 20 million Americans who are blind or visually impaired and a 70% unemployment rate for these individuals, it’s clear that much work remains to help them find their rightful place in the workforce. In this episode, we sit down with Jeff Mittman and Brandon Wells of Bosma Enterprise and its Visionary Opportunities Foundation, an Indiana-based organization providing solutions and creating opportunities for those who are blind or visually impaired, to discuss the barriers to employment these individuals face and the common myths and misconceptions that prevent them from being hired. They also share advice for employers to help attract blind or low vision individuals and what they can do to accommodate these employees to help them succeed in the workplace.

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DE Talk | Uncovering the Non-Traditional Workforce: Recruiting & Retaining Talent in Addiction Recovery

DE Talk | Uncovering the Non-Traditional Workforce: Recruiting & Retaining Talent in Addiction Recovery

Season 5 • Episode 1

It’s estimated that between 22-28 million Americans live in recovery from substance abuse but these individuals often struggle to maintain employment despite its proven role in successful recovery, placing them within the “anonymous and available” workforce. In this episode we sit down with Mike Thibideau of Invest Hamilton County to discuss how the addiction epidemic is quickly becoming a workforce issue, best practices for developing second chance policies for those who relapse, advice for employers looking to hire, accommodate, and retain employees suffering from substance abuse, as well as how this issue falls under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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DE Talk | Moving Off the DEIB “Treadmill” & Onto Progressive Change

DE Talk | Moving Off the DEIB “Treadmill” & Onto Progressive Change

Season 4 • Episode 9

Workplaces are changing to focus on the strengths of more diverse and inclusive hiring. But how do you move past performative and into progressive change to create a space of belonging? Tune in to hear guidance from diversity strategist and activist Torin Ellis from t ellis brands and Errin Braddock, Enterprise’s Chief Diversity Officer, as they share how to move off the DEIB “treadmill” activity that may make you feel good but doesn’t lead to transformation, and shift to actual progress forward. From training and accountability to AI and ChatGPT, these two cover the gamut of topics to discuss what’s impacting the diversity and inclusion landscape today.

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DE Talk | Top 5 Actions to Take After You Complete Your Affirmative Action Plan

DE Talk | Top 5 Actions to Take After You Complete Your Affirmative Action Plan

Season 4 • Minisode

What comes next after you file your annual affirmative action plan? In this episode of the DE Talk podcast, experts from OutSolve provide practical guidance on the most important actions to take and the importance of compliance as a year-round focus, not just a one-time and done activity. Tune in as they share real-world, actionable advice related to adverse impact analysis, outreach strategies, organizational training, and much more!

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DE Talk | The Value of ERGs: Building a Trustworthy Environment for ID&E Conversations

DE Talk | The Value of ERGs: Building a Trustworthy Environment for ID&E Conversations

Season 4 • Episode 8

In recognition of Ramadan and Arab American Heritage Month in April, we sat down with Raheef Alturkmani, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist for Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (ID&E) at Dow, to discuss best practices for building employee resource groups (ERGs) that thrive. In addition, he shares details of the organization’s Middle East & North Africa (MENA) ERG and how having passionate leaders and planning activities and initiatives around employee interests are key to their success.

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DE Talk | Skilled, Vetted & Ready: DEIA at the Heart of Veteran & Military Spouse Hiring

DE Talk | Skilled, Vetted & Ready: DEIA at the Heart of Veteran & Military Spouse Hiring

Season 4 • Episode 7

Conversations surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion remain a focus in 2023 – but where do veterans fall into these plans, and how can employers keep them included in these discussions? Tune in as DirectEmployers Kim Lott and Denise Lewis of VetJobs get down to the heart of veteran diversity, and share how these men and women who bravely served our country represent one of the most diverse hiring groups spanning culture, race, gender, disability, sexuality, age, nationality and more.

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DE Talk | Your HR-Exclusive Guide to EEO, DEI, and OFCCP Policy Changes in 2023

DE Talk | Your HR-Exclusive Guide to EEO, DEI, and OFCCP Policy Changes in 2023

Season 4 • Episode 6

After months of quiet, government agencies are gearing up for budgetary and policy changes affecting EEO, DEI, and OFCCP efforts. Tune in to this episode as Candee Chambers and employment law expert John C. Fox share their HR guide for 2023, outlining everything federal contractors need to be mindful of in the coming year.

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