Alternative Career Pathways for Today’s Youth

The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably changed every aspect of life. Specifically in the world of work, how, where, when, and even who we work for looks quite different than it did pre-pandemic – opening opportunities for alternative career pathways.

Recovering Citizens: Resourceful, Resilient, and Ready to Work

The following blog is from Hamilton County Public Health on their Recovery Friendly Hamilton County initiative, which champions recovering citizens and helps establish workplaces as recovery friendly employers. You can also view their August 10, 2022 informational session below to learn more.

Work-based Learning 101

Work-based learning (WBL) is not a new concept. Undoubtedly, it has changed over the years and will continue to, especially as younger generations like Generation Z enter the workforce.

Workplace Culture and Cultivating Your Collective

It is important that organizations take alternative, people-centered approaches to truly engage and retain talent as they work towards creating an inclusive and equitable workplace culture. Let’s examine the current state to see why this matters more than ever.


As an update to our article posted in December 2021, on January 12, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against OSHA’s emergency temporary standard comprised of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses on January 14, 2022.  Many businesses, and employees, are rejoicing.  Businesses no longer are required to figure out rollout plans, determine economic impact, fear voluntary separations, invest in new systems…but still have the option to move forward with their own vaccine or testing mandates if they so choose.

January is Mental Wellness Month

January is Mental Wellness month and our region is rich with resources to help you and your employees to support stronger mental health and wellness. The pandemic has caused dramatic changes and increased stress which have adversely affected mental well-being. “There’s a name for that blah you’re feeling, it’s called languishing” was The New York Time’s most-read article in 2021. This resonates with how people are feeling and broaches the subject of mental health which may be affecting your business as a reason for employee disengagement and turnover. Below are resources and tips which may help your business.

A Calling to Educate and Influence: Audrey Treasure is Making a Difference

Workforce Innovation Center Executive Director, Audrey Treasure, demonstrates just how serious businesses are taking diversity and inclusion. The stated purpose of the Workforce Innovation Center is, “partnering with business leaders to advance the adoption of inclusive practices in their workplaces that empower employees, the community and their businesses to thrive.”

Considerations for updating Covid precautions in your workplace

In November, we distributed a brief survey to learn how employers are preparing for the new emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) released by OSHA related to COVID-19 vaccination and testing of employees.  As of January 12, 202 the ETS stands and nearly all provisions have gone into effect.  Whether enforcement continues is up to the Supreme Court, which is expected to issue a ruling any day. 

Free Tax Prep Services

Free Tax Prep, an initiative of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, provides free income tax preparation and filing services. Funded by the IRS and powered by volunteers.