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Workplace Stability workshop at a glance

January 13, 2019 Published by

Workplace Stability author Ruth Weirich describes the components and aims of the workshop based on her book. The workshop helps employers stabilize the lives of their entry-level and low-wage workers. Creating stable lives for working people increases employee retention and boosts productivity. Download the Workplace Stability workshop at a glance...

Research-Based Strategies workshop at a glance

January 13, 2019 Published by

Ruby Payne describes the aims and outcomes of the professional development training based on her book, Research-Based Strategies. The book provides effect sizes and instructions for implementing more than 75 classroom strategies. Download the Research-Based Strategies at a glance PDF

Bridges Out of Poverty at a glance

January 13, 2019 Published by

In this video, Ruby Payne gives an overview of how communities can use Bridges Out of Poverty as an economic development tool. Bridges creates sustainable communities where everyone can live well. Download the Bridges at a Glance PDF

Happy employees = happy customers

January 9, 2019 Published by

Is employee turnover eating your lunch? The average cost-per-hire for companies Is $4,129, a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey finds. Forty-two days is the average time it takes to fill an open position. When I asked a human resource manager why she worked on stability issues, she said,...


Top 5 reasons to attend Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference 2019

January 4, 2019 Published by

This once-a-year opportunity provides an experience that leaves you energized and thinking about embedding the Bridges constructs in a whole new way. The conference brings together authors, consultants, and people from around the U.S. and abroad to discuss outcomes and changed lives. Broaden your professional network. The sessions are presented...

Reflections on the coming year

December 19, 2018 Published by

It’s really possible right now to get caught up in the “noise”—the media, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, politics, news—the supply is endless. The cacophony of facts and fabrications can be deafening. I have decided to limit it to 10 minutes a day in the coming year. Just enough noise to be...

What is Ruby reading now?

December 18, 2018 Published by

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is a novel about a young girl whose family moves to Alaska (the “great alone” of the title) in the 1970s. Her father is a Vietnam vet with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—before PTSD was recognized as it is today. The book is truly about...