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Rejoining the Workforce with High Unemployment

Posted by Anna Marie MacDonald on April 21, 2020

In these uncertain times, with unemployment rising, please be encouraged. You can get through this difficult time.

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How to Land a Great Gig in the Gig Economy

Posted by Suzanne Maldonado on November 15, 2018

For most, employment is essential because it pays the bills. However, a job can offer incredible opportunity, connections, relationships, and other elements that improve lives both personally and professionally.

The job market is always changing and both in times of economic prosperity or a downturn, opportunities will likely present themselves that offer an infinite number of ways to share our interests and express our passions through the work we do. How does one get “lucky” enough to land a role where you look forward to the work you do each day?

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The Company “WHY” Factor

Posted by Mike Matus on September 3, 2015

How Does a Company’s “WHY” Factor into your Supplier / Partner Relationship?

As employers look to build and improve their supplier / partner relationships, many factors are taken into consideration. For instance, what are the supplier’s capabilities, the quality and execution of their service offerings, growth potential and market competitiveness? But what if the “WHY” a supplier performed the work was equally as important?

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Driving Growth and Innovation

Posted by Julie O'Malley on August 26, 2015

Admittedly, I have very little experience fishing. But it was easy to get hooked on the strategic insight from a successful business leader with a serious love of the sport. To him, fishing is a way of life. So he naturally drew from his on the water expertise while speaking to our group about how to drive growth and innovation in an organization.

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Emotional Intelligence

Posted by Dan Depies on August 19, 2015

Do you want to be a leader? Pay Attention! 

Really, that is what works. Pay attention to your own self, others in your home and work life, and have open attention to the wider world. In other words, sharpen your Inner-Other-Outer Attention.

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You Shop. We Train. People Work.

Posted by Dan Depies on April 8, 2015

Written by Kelly Cieslak.

I know many of you have seen the billboards with this tagline. Some of you may be thinking, “Well, what does that REALLY mean?” Our Retail Institute Training Program is a perfect example.

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Goodwill TalentBridge and Workforce Development: Case Study in Success

Posted by Mike Matus on April 1, 2015

Many of our recent posts have focused on Goodwill TalentBridge, our full service staffing agency and our Workforce Development activities within our community. I thought I would share with you a recent case study in how we approach working with our employer partners to create value for them.

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Is the Skills Gap Someone Else's Issue?

Posted by Dan Depies on February 12, 2015

I was recently part of a skills gap discussion, based on an April 2014 article from Inc., entitled “Is There Really A Skills Gap?” by Cait Murphy. While there are many opinions if a skills gap, a motivation gap, or whatever gap you want to call it exists. The fact remains there are plenty of people looking for a job (or a different job), and many employers who need people and can’t find them.

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Goodwill's First Annual Business Development Retreat

Posted by Mike Matus on February 4, 2015

Last month, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. held our first annual Business Development Retreat. The retreat brought together the various teams from across our social enterprise who are involved in our efforts to engage with employers, throughout southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago, as we look to improve the lives of other through the Power of Work.

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The Important Link Between Organizational Respect and Job Satisfaction

Posted by Mike Boelter on January 21, 2015

In this blog, I want to take the liberty of paraphrasing a treatise written by Lakshmi Ramarajan and Sigal Barsade from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. They try to corner the internal motivations concerning job satisfaction and burnout when it comes to employee and organizational respect. Our individual responsibility to respect our peers, our managers, and organization IS a function of the job we do, and ignoring the simplicity of “respect” has consequences—for not only ourselves, but the people who work alongside us.

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