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Some say wage transparency is essential for workplaces to narrow the gender pay gap, but local experts say employers should go beyond merely disclosing all workers’ salaries — a practice many Pikes Peak-area companies do not currently favor. A recent study conducted by national staffing agency The Creative Group indicated 77 percent of companies in […]
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Lauren Ferguson checks all the boxes of a quality employee. A self-proclaimed perfectionist, she loves helping people and is never above learning new things. However, Ferguson’s various developmental disabilities mean finding stability in the workplace is often a struggle for the 19-year-old Colorado Springs resident. As a child, she was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity […]
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A free online tool that tells students, job seekers and employers everything they need to know about the local labor market has just turned a year old and is ready to mature from a mighty toddler to a workforce development superhero. To help the Workforce Asset Map evolve even more, its backers are inviting employers […]
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See someone skiing on Tejon Street? It might be a Mountain Chalet employee on the way to work. Like most employers, the store’s owners want employees to get to work when it snows, if they can. But most also put safety first. Your employees should know what’s expected of them when it snows, human resources […]
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The area’s strong economy and diversified industries will help keep local job growth steady in 2019. Tatiana Bailey, executive director of the UCCS Economic Forum, said even if an economic downturn does begin this year, the area’s workforce should fare better than before. “The state of Colorado, Colorado Springs and even Boulder are not completely […]
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In the current climate of low unemployment and a changing workforce, employers are offering new types of perks and benefits, human resources experts say. Younger workers have different desires and expectations than those who are further along in their careers, but even later-stage employees want different things than they did 10 years ago. “We’re starting […]
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Athletic trainers, midwives, barbers, travel guides, milk samplers and emergency medical technicians are on the list of 34 occupations requiring licenses in Colorado, but every state has a different list of licensed occupations and different requirements for them. These disparities often create headaches for workers who want to move to a new state and continue […]
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Summer jobs used to be a rite of passage for many American teenagers. “It’s when you get that initial experience of dealing with customers and handling money and other skills associated with working,” said Jennifer Sweet, owner of Colorado Sno-Balls, at 5698 S. U.S. Hwy 85. “Everybody just needs someone to take a chance on […]
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National reports of the demise of pre-employment marijuana drug screening may not hold true locally, drug testers say, citing an uptick in business. “I’ve actually had more business since legalization,” said Chuck Marting, owner of Colorado Mobile Drug Testing. “What’s happening now is you have employers who have employees that are coming to them and […]
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Jenny Bishop, an engineer who works for Colorado Springs Utilities, started looking for child care before her daughter Clara was born. “I went to the state licensing site and pulled eight or 10 possibilities,” Bishop said. “I only found one who had an opening for an infant.” When her provider moved last year, Bishop and her […]
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About 4,800 students will graduate from Colorado Springs’ three major non-service colleges this month. It’s uncertain how many of them will stay to take jobs in the Pikes Peak region, but university officials have been working with local businesses to retain grads and fill local employment needs. According to Tatiana Bailey, director of the UCCS […]
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Curbing workplace violence starts with talking to employees. Workers often back away when they witness an outburst from a disgruntled fellow employee, and supervisors don’t engage with the employee to determine the problem. When grievances don’t get addressed, or managers don’t try to determine what’s going on and defuse a situation, that may be setting […]
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