GRIT.GRIND.GROW! Podcast Episode-002: STEMulate Your Grind

Kaya Mason, Founder of STEM Studio F/X, talks about being an Educator and Entrepreneur, and how STEM skills should be the foundation of young people’s preparation for their future career paths.Click-To-Listen. How the Internet of Things will explode by 2020 is also discussed.

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Special Guest: Kaya Mason, Founder of STEM Studio F/X

Website: www.STEMstudioFX.com

Twitter: @STEMstudioFX

Facebook: www.facebook.com/STEMSTUDIOFX

Email: STEMstudioFX@gmail.com

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Brave City Military Maintenance Professionals (www.bravecity.co)

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Here’s How The Internet of Things Will Explode By 2020

THE DR. DIONNE SHOW: Hiring Veterans & Athletes

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(Lex Brown, Dr. Dionne Poulton, Sean Rainey & Sam Douglas)

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This episode of “The Dr. Dionne Show” features a vibrant discussion about the unique skills and values that veterans and athletes have in common that make them “low risk hires” and invaluable workplace pillars. You will hear the impressive personal stories of Lex R. Brown II, a former athlete and veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Operation Iraqi Freedom, turned entrepreneur; Sam Douglas, former standout basketball player turned corporate executive and basketball coach; and Sean Rainey, who is a boys basketball coach, former athlete and a retired police detective with the New York City Police Department. Listeners, especially hiring managers and HR representatives will learn why “bias” is not necessarily a bad thing when making the decision to hire a veteran or athlete, especially when filling a leadership position.

5 Great Benefits of Hiring Veterans

Job-seeking military veterans are ultra-competitive candidates. They have proven track records and in-demand skill sets. Sometimes their value gets lost in translation, but here you’ll find some of the crystal clear benefits for recruiting and hiring them.

Currently, there are many commendable initiatives advocating for the hiring of military veterans. I greatly appreciate every organization and individual concerned with the interests of our country’s transitioning service members. However, as a military veteran myself, I’d like to turn the tables and focus on how hiring military veterans is a lucrative move for companies across every industry. Here are just five of the many amazing benefits of hiring veterans:

1. CAPABLE CHANGE AGENTS

Change can be challenging and is often met with resistance But there are people out there who know how to both embrace and implement change. Those people are often veterans. They are going to ask the tough questions, intent on truly understanding the coming changes so that they can be an active and impactful contributor to the overall transformation. They will also support the change leader(s)’s vision and they will help to communicate it to other team members. They will act with patience, as they have been through many changes throughout their time spent in a military uniform.

2. PEER-TO-PEER ACCOUNTABILITY

Military veterans are excellent at keeping themselves and those around them on track. Integrity, order, and discipline all play a factor here, which are some of the greatest attributes of veterans. As a current Operations Manager with over 50 employees I am responsible for, I find that high levels of peer-to-peer accountability coincide with high levels of morale. Not only will veterans be very vocal in identifying non-compliance, they will also offer support in correcting any issues…

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