Posts Tagged Workforce

NSBA Executive Director and CEO Thomas J. Gentzel, with SHRM President and CEO. 


There is a growing economic crisis in our country that is going largely unnoticed. It threatens our current and future prosperity as individuals and as a nation. Not since the 1930s, just before the Great Depression, have we faced such a daunting challenge: filling good jobs when there are not enough people available to staff them.

October 3, 2019


Your CEO’s top worries are workforce related. The Global Leadership Forecast 2018 from DDI reported that building a leadership pipeline and retaining their top talent are worry #1 and #2. And they are right to worry, because a motivated workforce is truly a competitive advantage that ensures today’s top priorities are achieved and that people are learning, developing and growing in order to successfully address tomorrow’s challenges.

February 24, 2019


Cassondra Batz-Barbarich, Steven Hunt, and Autumn Krauss, HCM Research, SAP SuccessFactors

Mitchell Ogisi, SHRM Research


February 16, 2019



Cassondra Batz-Barbarich, Steven Hunt, and Autumn Krauss, HCM Research, SAP SuccessFactors

Liz Supinski, SHRM Research

February 11, 2019



The Trump Administration's proposal to combine the Department of Labor with the Department of Education may seem on its face like a smaller-government effort to reduce redundancy and create efficiency. But for our nation’s employers and workers, it could contain solutions to one of the most serious problems facing our nation: the growing tsunami of workforce skill shortages that threatens our global competitiveness and our economic future.

Basically, America’s workforces are not prepared to do the jobs of tomorrow, or even today.

July 19, 2018


Two recent reports make a strong case for the need to create more training opportunities for the unemployed and perhaps even for lower-skilled workers who are already in the labor force.

September 15, 2016




The number of remote workers is on the rise in the United States with about 3.7 million employees currently working remotely at least half of the time, according to Global Workplace Analytics. In many industries, technology like mobile and video conferencing, instant messaging, and wireless internet enables employees to stay productive and connected from anywhere.

September 12, 2016

By Todd Corley

Millennials first filled my world in November 2004, when I accepted the job of chief diversity officer at Abercrombie & Fitch—a position mandated by the settlement of discrimination lawsuits against the company totaling nearly $50 million. Millennials, by then, were not only the retailer’s workforce but also its market.

February 8, 2016

These days, it seems like Google just about runs the universe. Many of us use Google ubiquitously, including Gmail for communication, Google Maps to figure out where we're heading and seek answers to life's quandaries through that familiar search page.

Yet, there's another reason to talk about Google: the workplace.

It's the firm's company culture and army of talent that fuels the innovative, revolutionary developments we've come to love. Indeed, the organization has a skilled, creative workforce, and it understands how to bring out the best in its team.

December 3, 2015


If you still need proof that our society—and, in turn, the U.S. labor force—is getting older, look no further than our increased life expectancy and lower birth rate, according to one expert.

November 18, 2015


The HR Roller Coaster Ride: Are Key HR Metrics Back to Prerecession Levels?

HR metrics have not reached prerecession levels, although they are moving in that direction. But reaching past results could be elusive. A new normal may exist whereby organizations will continue to work with a lean workforce, placing more emphasis on doing more with less.

To view the full report, please go to Workforce Analytics: A Critical Evaluation

October 28, 2015


The workforce of the future is predicted to be a mobile one, capable of working from any location at any time because they carry their computing power with them. We are already seeing this occur and it causing some disruption in the management of physical locations. Companies are realizing they don’t need all the office real estate they currently possess. Here is how one company is handling less demand for office space.

Hot space

October 9, 2015

Government action may have produced a roadblock on the trip to the future of work.

July 10, 2015


The Magic of Technology meets the Shortage of Qualified Workers


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that “between 2012 and 2022, 1.3 million jobs will need to be filled - from new jobs and replacement needs - for computer occupations and information systems managers.”

December 1, 2014


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is urging retail employers to implement safety measures to prevent workplace injuries during major sales events, including Black Friday.

The busiest shopping day of the year falls on Nov. 28 in 2014, and has been the scene of increasingly dangerous situations in the recent past, as consumers push and shove through crowded spaces to take advantage of holiday sales.

News Updates
November 20, 2014


Disconnect extends to salaries, benefits, leadership and HR departments, study shows

Are HR professionals in tune with their company’s employees? Or are they so out of touch that they’re telling the C-suite that workers are far more engaged and satisfied than they really are?

In many respects, it appears to be the latter, according to the ADP Research Institute.

News Updates
November 10, 2014

Quick shot for a Tuesday that feels like a Monday and also feels like a Wednesday since it seems like I am already two and half days behind.

Just before the long Labor Day weekend Gallup released some figures from its 2014 Work and Education poll that showed Americans that are employed full-time are, on average, putting in about 47 hours per week on the job, almost a full working day longer than what has been the 'standard' 40 work week.

September 2, 2014