Diversity is a word that can define many characteristics when it comes to hiring employees. Diversity encompasses race, age, gender, cultural background, religious affiliations, sexual orientation and even the ways an employee may apply thoughts to decision-making situations.
To reach prospective employees, companies are using social media websites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and various career-orientated sites like Monster, Indeed and Career Builder. It makes sense that these same companies would also use these websites to review candidates, as well. But this practice has come under great scrutiny in the past year and raised questions of applicants' online privacy.
Though the U.S. economy has been gradually improving, job changes - both involuntary and voluntary - remain a fact of American working life.
Beyond the major players - lawyers, judges, members of the jury and, of course, the defendant and plaintiff - the supporting cast of the courtroom includes many other essential characters. Alternative career options within the criminal justice system range from social service agents and public safety officers, to courtroom witness training professionals.
Maintain equipment used to detect enemy planes and ships. Control steam generators. Operate nuclear propulsion plant machinery. These are just a few of the tasks Sailors aboard Navy aircraft carriers and submarines fulfill in both peace and wartime roles around the world. These Sailors are responsible for operating, controlling and maintaining state-of-the-art nuclear components that power the fleet; the core of the Navy's ability to operate forward and maintain readiness.
As the U.S. health care system continues to evolve, industry demand for more highly educated nurses is growing. Data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing shows current and prospective nurses are responding to rising education requirements: enrollment in all types of programs at nursing schools across the country increased from 2010 to 2011.
When the high school class of 2014 graduates from college in five years, more than 8 million jobs will be available in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). For students today, STEM is their future.
Whatever their backgrounds, beliefs and duties, Sailors have religious needs that must be met while they are answering the call to serve their country. They need guidance, moral support and worship opportunities - services especially critical to help guide them through the challenges of the job and family life.
High school seniors nationwide are preparing to graduate, receiving college acceptance letters and possibly enrolling in a college or university. The challenging economy has made many of these young adults acutely aware of the important role their degree can play when they face commencement once again, this time entering the job market.
As a parent, you might be asked about bringing treats in for your child to share with the classroom. You'll probably want to roll up your sleeves and dig through the recipe file for the yummiest treat you can find. Before you get started, be certain to find out if there are any children with food allergies in the classroom and the school.
A volatile economy and tough job market have revived American workers' interest in continuing education. Now more than ever, adults are returning to educational environments to advance their skills, training and knowledge.
For some students, an encounter with a peanut butter sandwich in the cafeteria, a latex glove in the science lab and a bumble bee on the playground could cause a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).
While the digital divide has a worldwide reach, it's important to remember that the gap is growing in America, too.Today, the majority of schools in America have computers of some kind. Still, many schools, particularly rural schools and those with a high percentage of minority students, lack reliable Internet access or have old computers that aren't compatible with current software. Concerned parents, teachers and educational leaders are rallying for change. Here's what you need to know and what you can do about it in your community.
Bullying is reaching epidemic proportions in North America, with 83 percent of American girls and 79 percent of boys saying they've experienced harassment, according to the National Education Association. Adults typically respond to bullying issues with concern, outrage and frustration, and for many, the only thing worse than being the parent of a bullied child is discovering their own child is the one committing the bullying.
Where a college education was once confined to an elite minority, higher education today is attainable for the majority of Americans. Perhaps the most dramatic impact was made by the emergence of distance learning, which allows students to access degree programs targeting their unique educational goals from anywhere in the world.
It may sound strange, but for those asking advice on writing a novel, "don't worry about plot too much" is one of the first lessons from a university professor of English and creative writing. An author's primer for aspiring novelists.
Throughout the busy school year, many high school students across the country are already taking steps to explore college and other post-graduation opportunities. In fact, in today's challenging economic climate and competitive job market, it has become increasingly important to begin planning for future career options at an early stage.
A GED credential can be a second chance for high school dropouts, granting them access to higher education and better job prospects. GED prep courses can help many make the most of their second chance.
A new trend in American public education finds many K-12 students transferring schools mid-year - even when the family doesn't move. Many families are looking to give their child a fresh start for a variety of reasons, both academic and social.
When the Navy needs to complete seemingly impossible missions or track elusive targets, the job is often assigned to Naval Special Warfare (NSW) or Naval Special Operations (NSO) teams. These elite men and women work with dedication and intense courage in locations all over the world, and in every possible climate, to neutralize potential threats.