The Job Search Jungle

FOCUS ON: Defining Unemployment Job seekers are not always specifically those out of work. Yes, some may be unemployed, but they may also be underemployed or have given up on finding employment. Terms such as “discouraged workers” or “marginally attached workers” are used in addition to terms such as “the real unemployment rate” and “nonsense.” […]

Work As Identity

FOCUS ON: A Healthy Connection After Retirement or Unemployment Retirement? Your clients may be worrying about leaving the work force at the end of their current career. Of course they may miss being involved in their profession, but they have options for not losing their identity. Encourage them to try something new, establish friendships outside […]

Positive Reactions and Healthy Encounters with Disabled Workers

 FOCUS ON: Overcoming Unemployment Fear of liability and expensive accommodations in addition to bias, stereotypes and lack of awareness have been found in HR and hiring managers which result in higher unemployment for people with disabilities. Help the disabled workers to conquer those issues with integrity, attendance, work ethic and social skills. Read more. FOR […]

Work and Mental Health

FOCUS ON: Depression at Work Keeping a job and getting help are the two goals when depression enters one’s life. Remembering that depression could be exacerbated if the worker just stays at home may be motivation for focusing on the those two goals. An employee assistance program (EAP) or supportive employer may be as important […]

21st Century College Courses

FOCUS ON: Colleges that Go Beyond the 3 R’s Getting today’s students excited about learning in a college classroom may take more than eradicating a 600-seat-lecture hall. The courses colleges offer should be on top of today’s technology – courses such as “Level Design and Development for Video Games”, “Technology Entrepreneurship” and “Audio for the […]