|By Business Wire||
|July 31, 2014 02:30 PM EDT||
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) was included in Vice President Joe Biden’s new report, Ready to Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity. The report is the result of a request by President Obama during his 2014 State of the Union Address.
Frontier is among the companies that signed onto the White House Best Practices on Recruiting and Hiring the Long-Term Unemployed in January 2014. The Vice President’s report included the following about a Frontier Best Practice:
Frontier has formally committed to giving the long-term unemployed a better chance at a good job by adopting best practices on recruiting and hiring. However, years before its CEO signed the Best Practices Pledge, Frontier was alert to eliminating hiring screens, such as credit checks, that could inadvertently disadvantage the long-term unemployed. Removing the credit checks had no negative effect, a fact the company recently proved by reviewing hires who would have been “screened out” had a credit check policy been in place. Looking at 30 hires, 95 percent of those hired would have failed a credit check. This talent would have been lost due to a screen with no bearing on a position’s job qualifications or the applicant’s performance. The ripple effect of a “do not hire” decision significantly and negatively affects an applicant’s (and his/her family’s) housing, health insurance, self-respect, and more. Frontier is a better company for having a talented and dedicated new employee.
Since signing the Best Practices Pledge, Frontier has implemented other steps to make their hiring process more accessible and user-friendly. For example, video interviewing is now common (in person interviews are an option) and has made the hiring process more accessible to those with physical challenges. Video interviews are especially helpful for customer service jobs, allowing the off-site interviewer/hiring manager to appreciate “soft” competencies not apparent from a resume. Interviews with applicants having high levels of these competencies can result in job offers, demonstrating that a resume showing wide gaps in employment is not an indicator of a candidate’s overall abilities. The success of video interviewing has expanded hiring pools; hiring managers see it as a positive development and it is appreciated by applicants who might not be able to travel easily, for whatever reason, to an interview site.
Frontier Communications is now a member of Platform to Employment, a nationally-recognized program to help long-term unemployed workers get back to work. The Company plans to use Platform to Employment for more hires in 2014. In addition, in June 2014, Frontier’s Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Development was appointed to the board of The WorkPlace.
Cecilia K. McKenney, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administrative Services for Frontier, notes, “Frontier is committed to creating `upskill’ opportunities for American workers and employers. For example, our relationship with the Bridgeport-based organization The WorkPlace, one of five Workforce Development Boards in Connecticut, is a great way to prepare people for careers while strengthening the workforce for employers.”
Frontier has been recognized for its commitment to hiring military veterans and reservists and was named a 2014 `Top 100’ Military Friendly Employer. The company is an active member of the White House initiative Joining Forces, the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Act, Honor and Remember, and numerous state and local programs designed to increase hiring of unemployed veterans and reservists and their family members. More information is available at this Frontier Careers website.
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices, and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier’s approximately 13,700 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.
Redis is not only the fastest database, but it has become the most popular among the new wave of applications running in containers. Redis speeds up just about every data interaction between your users or operational systems. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dave Nielsen, Developer Relations at Redis Labs, will shares the functions and data structures used to solve everyday use cases that are driving Redis' popularity.
May. 4, 2016 12:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,175
There is an ever-growing explosion of new devices that are connected to the Internet using “cloud” solutions. This rapid growth is creating a massive new demand for efficient access to data. And it’s not just about connecting to that data anymore. This new demand is bringing new issues and challenges and it is important for companies to scale for the coming growth. And with that scaling comes the need for greater security, gathering and data analysis, storage, connectivity and, of course, the...
May. 4, 2016 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,108
Much of the value of DevOps comes from a (renewed) focus on measurement, sharing, and continuous feedback loops. In increasingly complex DevOps workflows and environments, and especially in larger, regulated, or more crystallized organizations, these core concepts become even more critical. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, will show how, by focusing on 'metrics that matter,' you can provide objective, transparent, and meaningfu...
May. 3, 2016 11:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,000
Many private cloud projects were built to deliver self-service access to development and test resources. While those clouds delivered faster access to resources, they lacked visibility, control and security needed for production deployments. In their session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steve Anderson, Product Manager at BMC Software, and Rick Lefort, Principal Technical Marketing Consultant at BMC Software, will discuss how a cloud designed for production operations not only helps accelerate developer...
May. 3, 2016 11:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,234
Artificial Intelligence has the potential to massively disrupt IoT. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond AI, will discuss what the five main drivers are in Artificial Intelligence that could shape the future of the Internet of Things. AJ Abdallat is CEO of Beyond AI. He has over 20 years of management experience in the fields of artificial intelligence, sensors, instruments, devices and software for telecommunications, life sciences, environmental monitoring, process...
May. 3, 2016 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,202
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, will discuss how leveraging the Industrial Interne...
May. 3, 2016 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,279
The IoTs will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development proc...
May. 3, 2016 10:45 PM EDT Reads: 760
Increasing IoT connectivity is forcing enterprises to find elegant solutions to organize and visualize all incoming data from these connected devices with re-configurable dashboard widgets to effectively allow rapid decision-making for everything from immediate actions in tactical situations to strategic analysis and reporting. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Shikhir Singh, Senior Developer Relations Manager at Sencha, will discuss how to create HTML5 dashboards that interact with IoT devic...
May. 3, 2016 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,313
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, will explain how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
May. 3, 2016 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,205
We're entering the post-smartphone era, where wearable gadgets from watches and fitness bands to glasses and health aids will power the next technological revolution. With mass adoption of wearable devices comes a new data ecosystem that must be protected. Wearables open new pathways that facilitate the tracking, sharing and storing of consumers’ personal health, location and daily activity data. Consumers have some idea of the data these devices capture, but most don’t realize how revealing and...
May. 3, 2016 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 326
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ericsson has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Ericsson is a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility. Some 40 percent of global mobile traffic runs through networks we have supplied. More than 1 billion subscribers around the world re...
May. 3, 2016 08:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,280
In the world of DevOps there are ‘known good practices’ – aka ‘patterns’ – and ‘known bad practices’ – aka ‘anti-patterns.' Many of these patterns and anti-patterns have been developed from real world experience, especially by the early adopters of DevOps theory; but many are more feasible in theory than in practice, especially for more recent entrants to the DevOps scene. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists will dis...
May. 3, 2016 08:45 PM EDT Reads: 963
We’ve worked with dozens of early adopters across numerous industries and will debunk common misperceptions, which starts with understanding that many of the connected products we’ll use over the next 5 years are already products, they’re just not yet connected. With an IoT product, time-in-market provides much more essential feedback than ever before. Innovation comes from what you do with the data that the connected product provides in order to enhance the customer experience and optimize busi...
May. 3, 2016 08:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,198
The increasing popularity of the Internet of Things necessitates that our physical and cognitive relationship with wearable technology will change rapidly in the near future. This advent means logging has become a thing of the past. Before, it was on us to track our own data, but now that data is automatically available. What does this mean for mHealth and the "connected" body? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Lisa Calkins, CEO and co-founder of Amadeus Consulting, will discuss the impact of wea...
May. 3, 2016 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,041