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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
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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
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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
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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.

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November 20, 2014
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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.

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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

Casablanca is viewed by many as one of the greatest movies of all time, and it is certainly among my favorite movies.  It is hard to argue with Humphrey Bogart in his prime, especially as a cynical nightclub owner, simultaneously wooing Ingrid Bergman and sticking it to the Nazis.  Here’s what IMDB has to say:

Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II, an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

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July 31, 2014

At the midway point of 2014, it is clear that the U.S. labor market has shaken off its winter slowdown. Preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that on average, 231,000 jobs were created each month from February to May, compared with an average of 114,000 jobs in December 2013 and January 2014.

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July 23, 2014

There was an uptick among U.S. companies relocating employees in 2013, and a majority expects the volume to remain steady in 2014, according to the 47th Annual Atlas Corporate Relocation Surveyreleased April 28, 2014.

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May 8, 2014

When she was a high school sophomore in Chicago, Antoinette Leatherberry was recruited for an industry “early identification program” sponsored by a local college.

April 10, 2014
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SHRM’s Metro Economic Outlook reports provide comprehensive analyses of the economies of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Click below for reports on the following California metro areas:

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January 31, 2014
A couple of years ago when I know I was one of the few folks in the space regularly writing about robots at work and the potential impacts that were going to be realized from these developments, I used to get a boatload of Google search traffic simply from keyword searches on the word 'robot'. These days, I see much less of that kind of search directed traffic, even though I am probably writing even more frequently about the topic. 
 
January 30, 2014