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Survey shows impact of in-home school, childcare on Kentucky’s workforce during COVID-19 pandemic

A survey of business leaders across the state in the wake of changes to schools and childcare due to the COVID-19 pandemic shows a large part of the state’s workforce have children under 18 and will have to teach from home when school starts back while working. The survey, conducted by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management, was sent out with a goal of compiling information to help businesses...

Sullivan University System named among Best Places to Work in Kentucky for the fourth time

The Sullivan University System has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. Sullivan was one of 30 companies in the state selected in the large-sized employer category – those employing 500 or more employees in the United States – as part of the 14th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky Program. “We are extremely proud of our selection as one of the best places to work in...

Human resources workshop August 31 to help employers implement tobacco-free workplaces

Businesses looking to create healthier workplaces for their employees can learn how to implement tobacco-free policies at a workshop hosted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in Louisville Aug. 31. Smoking costs businesses an estimated $5,800[i] per smoker in extra expenditures each year, including productivity losses and additional health care costs, and puts them at risk for the health consequences...

Workforce survey results show projected job growth, need for influx of skilled workers

The results from the Bridging the Talent Gap survey are in and projections for Kentucky business expansion and job growth look good. On the downside, employers say there aren’t enough skilled workers to fill those jobs. Currently, there are 51,000 open jobs in Kentucky. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHM) and the Kentucky...

Bridging the Talent Gap: KCTCS sponsoring survey to identify shortages, needs of state’s workforce

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is part of a statewide group sponsoring a Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) survey called Bridging the Talent Gap. The survey will help identify skill shortages in the state. The data gleaned from this survey will assist KCTCS and other education providers to better understand workforce and education needs. “This information...

Kentucky American Water recognized as a Best Place to Work for third consecutive year

For the third year in a row, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management have recognized Kentucky American Water as a Best Place to Work in Kentucky award winner. The selection process for Best Place to Work in Kentucky awardees is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey. Kentucky...

Best Places to Work rankings celebrate 90 small, medium, large Kentucky companies

Edward Jones, Your Community Bank and River Road Asset Management have been ranked the 2015 Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management.   During the 11th annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony in Frankfort, presented by Kentucky Career Center and USIDES State Information Data Exchange System, more...