Whether it’s your internal process with HR, or your external process with your staffing partner, communication and efficiency are key to winning talent. Finding the right candidate is tough enough these days, so it’s critical that when you do, you’re prepared to move quickly. While there’s no foolproof method, following a few key steps at the start of the process will ensure greater success for all involved.
PR Log The Arizona Technology Council, along with local technology leaders, met with Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on May 13 for an engaging clean-energy business roundtable at the senator’s office in central Phoenix. The group discussed clean-energy investments that could provide billions in funding for energy efficiency and create nearly 70,000 Arizona jobs over the next […]
The past year has already been marked by major changes at Scottsdale’s Blue Yonder. Now the company appears headed for the stock market. Blue Yonder, which makes logistics software, was acquired by Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic last year in a blockbuster $7.1 billion purchase, and now Panasonic is looking to spin out Blue Yonder and its other supply chain management businesses into a public company.
At their briefing on Friday, May 6, officials with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Arizona Department of Water Resources, and Central Arizona Project delivered a stark assessment of the Colorado River. As impacts of climate change persist, more significant Colorado River cuts are likely to occur. Those reductions will impact the amount of Colorado River water available to Phoenix and other central Arizona municipalities, farmers, and tribes. Central Arizona is currently experiencing the first-ever declared shortage on the Colorado River.
Atlas Healthcare Partners (Atlas), which specializes in developing and managing ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in partnerships with health systems and physicians, announced today that Banner Health has invested into Atlas. “Based on the significant growth and success that Banner and Atlas have achieved together through our Banner Surgery Center network joint venture, it was a logical next step for Banner to invest in Atlas to help the company scale and grow into a larger national partner for other health systems as well,” said Scott Nordlund, Banner’s Chief Strategy and Growth Officer.
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) has selected Tiffany Hunter, Ph.D., as the new president of Paradise Valley Community College. Hunter, who will take over the job on July 18, will replace Paul Dale, who announced his retirement earlier this year after 12 years in the role and a career at PVCC that spanned more than a quarter century. Hunter was selected after a national search that ended up with three finalists being considered for the job.
Employment has been a hot topic in news cycles lately. With a jobless rate in Arizona that plunged to 3.3% in March, employers are trying all sorts of ways to draw the best candidates for openings that have arisen. And applicants seem to have their pick of jobs they feel are the best match for their skill sets. It turns out the situation presents an opportunity to level the playing field when it comes to both sides of the hiring equation.
While many people at this point in their career would be thinking about slowing down or even retirement, Guy Labine has done the opposite. Labine moved from Canada, with his wife, Michelle Tonner, a retired managing producer of a national news program back in Sudbury, Ontario, to take the job as president and CEO of the Arizona Science Center in March. Their four grown sons — the youngest is finishing college — stayed back in Canada.
Raytheon Technologies Inc.’s Tucson-based missiles and defense division is investing in and collaborating with a Texas aerospace manufacturer that specializes in high-performance propulsion technologies. The series A investment in Firehawk Aerospace means the two companies will work together in research with a view toward integrating Firehawk’s technologies into future Raytheon’s (NYSE: RTX) missile system.
Beginning in fall 2023, Northern Arizona University will provide tuition-free education for every first-year and transfer Arizona student with a household income of $65,000 or less, the university announced. The income threshold is based on the median household income in Arizona and would impact about 50% of Arizona households. The tuition will be covered by a combination of financial aid and scholarships, the university said.