Magazine article Workforce Management

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Magazine article Workforce Management

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WORKFORCE.COM November 19, 2007

Job-seeking vets face tough transition

The transition to civilian life can be tougher than boot camp. GIs, reservists and National Guard members getting back to the daily grind bump up against misperceptions from employers, who either discount their battlefield experience or expect them to ramp up as if they never left. Returning to work can feel like landing on the moon as symptoms of post-traumatic stress leave them feeling jumpy and unfocused.

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The upper hand in a workplace probe

What happens if the interviewee, be it the complainant, a witness or the accused, turns the table on you, the interviewer, by asking a relatively simple and straightforward question? Don't allow yourself to appear nervous and unprepared-or worse yet, feeling all flustered, confused and uninformed. Here are five answers to common questions to help you maintain your cool in a workplace investigation.

More training to fill 'mid-skill' jobs

Despite increasing demand and pay for what are called "middle-skill" occupations, the supply of workers with the appropriate background is low, according to a new report that recommends increased investment in education and training. …

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