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E46: How the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is Supporting Businesses and Entrepreneurs

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Release Date: 05/06/2022

E74: Adapting to Change: The Evolving Landscape of Rural Healthcare Delivery show art E74: Adapting to Change: The Evolving Landscape of Rural Healthcare Delivery

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In this episode, we explore the landscape of rural healthcare and the challenges and opportunities faced by healthcare providers and communities in non-urban areas. We engage in a discussion with two healthcare leaders who share their perspectives on the current state of rural healthcare, the impact of technology, and the importance of collaboration and innovation in ensuring access to quality care. Tune in to hear about the ecosystem behind healthcare delivery and discover how professionals are working to adapt to the changing needs of rural populations while striving to keep communities...

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E73: Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Promoting Awareness, Inclusion, and Support show art E73: Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Promoting Awareness, Inclusion, and Support

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This impactful episode of Getting to Work features a conversation with Dianna Schuler, Business Relations Manager for BEST, Inc., as Dianna shares a personal story about living with ADHD and facing misunderstandings in educational and workplace settings. Discover practical ways employers can create more welcoming, inclusive environments for neurodivergent individuals, allowing them to thrive by embracing their unique talents. 

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E72: Tapping Into the Talents of a Neurodiverse Workforce show art E72: Tapping Into the Talents of a Neurodiverse Workforce

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This episode explores the topic of neurodiversity, specifically as it applies to the workplace. Discover key terms like neurodivergence and neurodiversity and what it means to be neurodivergent. You'll also hear about practical implications for employers, recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and supporting neurodivergent employees. Tune in to gain a better understanding of neurodiversity and actionable steps to make their workplaces more inclusive.

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E71: WorkShare: A Win-Win for Employers and Employees show art E71: WorkShare: A Win-Win for Employers and Employees

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This episode features an interview with Tory Davis and Jane Verplaetse from the Illinois Department of Employment Security as they discuss the WorkShare program. They explain how the program allows employers to reduce employee hours by 20-60% while retaining staff and providing partial unemployment benefits, enabling businesses to navigate economic downturns without laying off their skilled workforce. They also outline the program benefits, eligibility, and the enrollment process. 

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E70: Creating a Culture of Innovation show art E70: Creating a Culture of Innovation

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Tune in for a conversation with workforce consultant Dawn Karber as she discusses developing a culture of innovation within organizations. Dawn reveals why innovation matters for both employees and the company, common obstacles like risk aversion and resistance to change, and practical tips for fostering innovation. She also shares an inspiring story of veteran employees feeling empowered and argues that innovation stems from an inclusive process focused on end-user needs rather than constraints.

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E69: Frame of Mind for Success: How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs and Achieve Your Goals show art E69: Frame of Mind for Success: How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs and Achieve Your Goals

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This episode features a conversation with entrepreneur coach Kim Ades as she provides insights on identifying limiting blind spots, taking responsibility for thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and pivoting focus to move in the right direction. Kim shares practical tips on overcoming common struggles like isolation and self-criticism. Discover how to unlock your potential through self-coaching.

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 E68: Bridge to Success: Helping Veterans Transition to Civilian Careers show art E68: Bridge to Success: Helping Veterans Transition to Civilian Careers

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This episode features a conversation with Tory Davis and Chris Burton from the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Chris shares his personal transition from military service to his role guiding fellow veterans toward fulfilling civilian careers. Discover services available to connect active duty military personnel to civilian employment and the comprehensive scope of services available to employers and veterans.

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E67: Optimizing Your Health and Well-Being  show art E67: Optimizing Your Health and Well-Being

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This episode features a conversation with Dr. Kristen Allott as she discusses some important but often overlooked aspects of self-care that can significantly impact our well-being. Discover how maintaining a balanced approach to nutrition, sleep, exercise, and stress management can lead to improved mental and physical health. Whether you're dealing with stress, anxiety, or fatigue, Dr. Allott's practical advice provides a roadmap to feeling better and achieving optimal brain function.  

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E66: Personal Accountability at Work  show art E66: Personal Accountability at Work

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Leading speaker and New York Times bestselling author, Chris Widener, joins the program to discuss the importance of personal accountability. Chris shares his own success story and takeaways for anyone looking to improve their personal and professional situation. He also shares actionable tips for how to motivate others to take responsibility and create positive change. 

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E65: Developing Your Work Ethic  show art E65: Developing Your Work Ethic

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Josh Davies, CEO of The Center for Work Ethic Development, joins the program to discuss the importance of developing your work ethic. He discusses how employers can help employees develop their work ethic and whether there are generational differences in work ethic. Discover what leaders can do to help develop a strong work ethic in their workforce.     

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This episode features an interview with Chris Connors, Regional Economic Development Manager for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Discover resources available to help businesses impacted by COVID to recover and efforts dedicated to supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs.