Learn the Job, Teach the Job: Workforce Training Firm Vermont HITEC Is DHMC’s Apprenticeship Program Builder

Vermont HITEC calls its apprenticeship model “reverse engineering.” Rather than teaching skills in an academic environment, it starts with the job and the competencies sought by the employer. “We learn the job and we know what the employer needs,” said Juliane Hegle, an instructor and consultant with the Williston, Vt.-based workforce training firm. “We are like chameleons,” said Hegle, who, like other instructors in...

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Editor’s Note: Physician, Heal Thyself

For decades, the Upper Valley has been wrestling with the many complex questions of economic growth. Among them: Which industries will drive the region’s economic future, and where will those industries find the workers they need? For decades the answer to the first question has been, in large part, health care — specifically, the health network now known as Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The system’s anchor is Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical...

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The HR Pro: How to Improve the Interview Process
Dec10

The HR Pro: How to Improve the Interview Process

Any human resource professional knows how critically important interviewing is to hiring the right employees. The company’s future success will ride in no small part on every person it hires. And even if a candidate isn’t offered the job, chances are he or she either will bolster or hurt the company’s reputation by providing impressions about the company to other people. There is a lot at stake, and HR doesn’t want to mess it up. No...

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Obama Talks Link Between Robots, Jobs

Washington — In one of his first attempts at selling the just-completed Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Obama made a statement about what’s actually ailing the American worker. Offshoring might have sent a lot of jobs overseas in recent years, he told the radio show Marketplace, but the current headwind is robots. “Frankly when you look at job loss and lost leverage, automation and technology has probably contributed more than...

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The Economy: Both Weakness And Strength
Oct04

The Economy: Both Weakness And Strength

Washington — The U.S. job market no longer looks quite so robust. Employers added a meager 142,000 jobs in September, the government said Friday. And the average job gain for each of the past three months — 167,000 — is well below the 231,000 average for the previous three. All of which renews doubts about a job market in which steady hiring and the consumer spending it drives were expected to fuel continued healthy economic growth....

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