Who’s driving the bus?: Steering away from a leadership talent gap

April 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Peter Drucker   We’re running short of leaders. Today’s leadership capacity is insufficient to meet future leadership requirements. Many managers and executives are voicing their fears that the talent they have is not the leadership talent they need. In the past, employees spent years […]

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Are you connected?: YBC celebrates one-year anniversary

Charlotte Works Staff

One year ago this month, Charlotte Works’ Youth Works program launched the Youth Business Connector (YBC) at a near-packed house press conference. The YBC is a web-based clearinghouse of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities developed through a collaboration of employers, schools and community organizations to help local employers build a future pipeline of qualified employees and our […]

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Employer Extra: Welcome to the talent wars: recruiting in a tight labor market

January 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Times have changed and we now face two converging realities. One is the tight labor market resulting from the low unemployment rate. The other is the set of factors that comprise the changing nature of work: the organizations and jobs into which people are being recruited are moving targets, the workforce is increasingly under-skilled for […]

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Hope, patience and time lead to success for Youth Works student

October 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

“Having no job, not being in school and living in a single-parent home led me to feel hopeless,” says 20-year-old LaQuisha Davis. The 2012 Harding University High School-graduate attended one semester at South Carolina State University, but was forced to leave because she couldn’t afford the out-of-state tuition. Bored and flipping through the JobFinder USA […]

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Enhancements make Youth Business Connector easier for employers, educators to connect

Charlotte Works Staff

The Youth Business Connector (YBC) is a web-based clearinghouse developed through a collaboration among employers, schools and community organizations that are working together to build career education partnerships in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Through relevant career education opportunities and experiences, local employers build a future pipeline of qualified employees and our region’s students gain valuable career […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Filling the IT gap

September 19, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Mid-skill employment opportunities ripe in information technology Charlotte Works is pleased to continue a new feature, Workforce By The Numbers, which will spotlight workforce research from around the region. Data and analysis will be provided through our partnership with the Charlotte Chamber.   Like healthcare, information technology (IT) is a vibrant sector that offers ample […]

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Workforce By The Numbers: Mid-skills healthcare jobs offer career opportunities

August 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works is pleased to introduce a new quarterly feature, Workforce By The Numbers, which will spotlight workforce research from around the region. Data and analysis will be provided through our new partnership with the Charlotte Chamber.   The term skills gap has sprung up so often it has reached buzz-word status, similar to big […]

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Employee retention: ignite and unite a stronger, committed workforce

July 18, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

In today’s marketplace, employers across sectors are concerned that there’s not an adequate pipeline of critical talent as they struggle to both attract and retain employees and cope with older workers who’ve delayed retirement to keep their nest eggs growing and who’ll exit the workforce soon. At the same time, in the face of stagnant […]

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In-school youth program wraps an action-packed year

Charlotte Works Staff

In 2012, Charlotte Works’ board of directors decided to begin serving in-school youth for the first time in seven years. They wanted to engage youth while still in high school to provide the wrap-around services needed to help them graduate and become career- and/or college-ready. For the past two years, we’ve been providing education and […]

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New board chair opines on history, vision and twins

June 12, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Dan Roselli, co-founder of Packard Place, was elected the new chair of the board of Charlotte Works at its April meeting. News @ The Works caught up with him recently to talk history (his and a famous figure from whom he draws inspiration), vision and twins. News @ The Works (N@TW): What’s your title and […]

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