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PAIRIN has a new team member! We wanted to get to know Robert, so we asked him a few burning questions.   Q: Welcome to the team, Robert! Tell us a little about what brought you to PAIRIN. A: Everyone on the team has been super welcoming! When I first met everyone during my interview, what...
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By Dan Hawthorne, Ph.D. Understanding the “why” of human behavior is a complicated tangle of influences similar to that of a spiderweb. If one thread of the web is pulled, the effect on numerous other threads may not seem related at first. Psychologists have a unique perspective having done a great deal of study and research to...
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By Susan Simpson In a world where people’s intense emotions are chaotically racing, clashing and gridlocking, how would it feel to experience free-flowing expressways in your communication? How would it feel to have continuous intuitive knowledge about yourself and your surroundings?  Your internal experiences and outward expressions involve systems deep within your nature such as...
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PAIRIN is excited to join the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) as their newest Affiliate Member. NASWA is the national organization representing all 50 state workforce agencies, D.C. and U.S. territories. These agencies deliver training, employment, career and business services, in addition to administering the unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment and labor market information programs....
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By: Dan Hawthorne, Ph.D. How often do you see things with flashy “innovative” titles out in the market and your first response is to get curious and want to buy, use or consume that thing? Is your first reaction to be skeptical or excited? If it’s excited, you’re not alone. That’s the reason behind the...
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We sat down with Jake and asked him a few questions to get to know him better.  Q: Jake, why did you decide to join the PAIRIN team? A: Right out of the gate, it seemed like a hardworking and fun team that collaborates towards a common mission of making hiring equitable and education relevant. A...
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By: Michael Simpson, CEO & Co-founder “Everybody needs help sometimes, Peter, even Spiderman.”  This statement from MJ to Peter Parker in the 2007 blockbuster movie is true for everyone – even you. It’s especially true for two audiences that need to help each other – the supposed “unemployable” and the employers that need them; but...
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What is the GIIRS Rating System? GIIRS ratings are third-party verified social and environmental performance ratings. GIIRS Impact Ratings are comparable across sectors, geography and company size. GIIRS Impact Ratings are comprehensive, covering Governance, Workers, Community, Environment, Socially and Environmentally-focused Business Models. GIIRS Ratings are verified, meaning all data is reviewed. Why is PAIRIN GIIRS...
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By Ethan Galowitz How it all began Last year, PAIRIN was approached by one of our partners, CareerWise, to participate in their apprenticeship program. Because we know how impactful the program is and have more than enough work to go around, we jumped on this opportunity. We decided to hire a Quality Assurance (QA) apprentice...
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We interviewed Suzanne Mentlik, Post-Secondary & Career Coordinator from Jeffco Virtual Academy to learn more about her experience administering PAIRIN to students in Jefferson County, Colorado. Here is what she had to say: Q: How long have you been using PAIRIN? A: JeffCo School System has been using PAIRIN since June of 2018 and we,...
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