Author Archives: Bill Herrmann

New Hire Development Series

Ever wonder why employees quit after less than a year? Or why there’s a disconnect between how they appeared in the interview process and their true self at work?

Maybe it’s not them … maybe it’s your process for new hires.

Dynamic Works is creating a New Hire Development series that provides hiring managers and supervisors with step-by-step guidance on how to create an exceptional onboarding experience for a new employee. This series shows how to help new hires become more engaged, productive employees who want to stick around by ensuring they have the resources they need to be successful. At the same time, skills learned make managing the process more efficient and effective for your supervisors. This improves compliance and reduces costs by helping the entire organization get ready for the new hire.

Check out this free lesson.

Contact us today to learn more at gleisten@dwfs.us!

Ex-Offender Job Development Series

Who hires ex-offenders?

The truth is that some companies hire many people with a record–people who have the skills and abilities to do the work, even if they have a criminal record. Others may be afraid that people who have criminal records won’t be good workers. In those cases, it’s up to you, the workforce professional, to show them that’s not true.

So, what can you do, as a workforce professional, to improve employment prospects for your client, an ex-offender?

Do you know how to get an ex-offender interview ready?

What are the Green Elements Standards?

How should they talk about their conviction?

What are employer benefits for hiring a worker with a criminal record?

If you don’t know the answers to these and other questions, consider taking our new Ex-Offender Job Development Series.

This series contains lessons allowing you to uncover strategies your client can utilize to overcome employer resistance in hiring individuals with a criminal history. Learn how labeling negatively impacts an individual with a criminal history. Discover how motivational interviewing strategies can assist the client with a criminal history to find his or her voice and the strength to obtain meaningful employment. Help your clients advocate for themselves so they can experience a brighter future. Then put it all together with a summary lesson for next steps in your work with Ex-Offenders.

Check out this free lesson on Putting It All Together.


“The Ex-Offender training I took was immensely helpful! 
Yvonne Lopez, MBA Program Specialist

Yvonne Lopez, MBA
Program Specialist

I gained skills to better provide services to this population.  I also learned about how they think about themselves and how I can help them to change their mindset.  I appreciate how important it is for them to change the way they think about themselves so that they can present themselves with more confidence to potential employers.  I wanted to run out and start informing employers about the importance of being thoughtful in deciding not to hire people with backgrounds to avoid inadvertently violating EEOC requirements.”


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TED Talk: The Search for “aha!” Moments

1988, Matt Goldman and a few friends created Blue Man Group, an off-Broadway production that became a sensation known for its humor, blue body paint and wild stunts. The show works on the premise that certain conditions can create “aha moments” — moments of surprise, learning and exuberance — frequent and intentional rather than random and occasional. Now Goldman is working to apply the lessons learned from Blue Man Group to education, creating Blue School, a school that balances academic mastery, creative thinking and self and social intelligence. “We need to cultivate safe and conducive conditions for new and innovative ideas to evolve and thrive,” conditions for new and innovative ideas to evolve and thrive,” Goldman says.

Matt Goldman: The Search for “aha!” Moments | TED Talk | TED.com.  This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by TED editors on the home page.