Posts Tagged Workforce

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

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

Social media is not on the list of top workforce trends for 2014. Mobile applications (apps) for work, however, are. In fact, they’re No. 1.

So said HR software developer PeopleMatter in a webinar it gift-wrapped just in time for the holidays called Naughty or Nice? Top 10 Workforce Trends and Whether They’ll Be Good or Bad for Your Brand in 2014.

Why mobile apps?

December 10, 2013
Is it legal—and if so, is it advisable—to fire a worker if he or she is looking for another job?

“Yes, it is legal,” said Eric Meyer, a partner at Philadelphia-based law firm Dilworth Paxson LLP and author of the online law blog “The Employer Handbook.” “Whether or not it is advisable depends on the circumstances.”

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October 1, 2013

You’ve probably heard the stories in the news: Americans aren’t using much vacation time these days, either because of economic concerns or the fact that they’re worried about job security and don’t want to be away from the office for too long.

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September 9, 2013

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued its final rules to improve job opportunities with federal contractors for people with disabilities and for protected veterans. Its final rule for people with disabilities, more controversial than the one for veterans, eliminated or made more flexible several of the proposed rule’s requirements. The OFCCP issued the final rules on Aug. 27, 2013.

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September 4, 2013

The time has come for HR to occupy a seat at the C-Suite table. Who better to advise and influence the CEO on corporate culture? Who better to recommend solutions regarding organizational health and workforce issues? Who better to identify talent from both a functional and cultural perspective? Who better to promote the CEO's vision and credo?

But is HR ready?

April 5, 2012

The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) Report found that January 2012 will mark the third consecutive month that hiring activity will decrease, while job cuts increase on an annual basis.

January 9, 2012

If you own a small business, where every hire counts, or if you are hiring someone for a key role, don’t get complacent after you’ve interviewed your ideal candidate. Too often, leaders set their minds on a candidate and delegate the rest of the hiring process as a pro forma exercise. Doing so is a mistake no company, these days, can afford.

December 21, 2011

At SHRM we have been researching some of the factors that are affecting job growth in the U.S. This is important information for HR professionals who are on the frontline and in the trenches dealing with the filling of jobs. Although there are many reasons that U.S. job growth is very slow, SHRM Research has identified some problematic issues that need solutions from HR professionals.

December 19, 2011
A recent study highlights the importance of considering global characteristics of leaders and members of multicultural teams and of using a selection and training process that focuses on a global rather than a cross-cultural perspective.
The findings are from a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation-funded report, Managing Multi-Cultural Teams: From a Cross-Cultural to a Global Perspective, released in July 2011.
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December 16, 2011
At the recent annual conference of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, one message came through loud and clear. Repeated by multiple speakers, the concept was uttered best by Jon Love, former president of Pitney Bowes Government Solutions.
“I don’t need the HR police,” Love said. 
December 15, 2011
European workplaces that are homogeneous—staffed with similar-looking and similar-minded employees—lack the broad range of insight and experience needed to meet the challenges of a highly competitive global business environment, according to a study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global firm, and the European Association for People Management (EAPM), which represents personnel management organizations in more than 30 European countries.
December 15, 2011
Young employees worldwide are more likely than their older colleagues to be weighing a move from their current employers, even though they tend to be more satisfied with their organizations.
That finding from a Mercer LLC survey of nearly 30,000 employees in 17 markets across Asia, Europe and the Americas illustrates a global generational workforce shift that has prompted some companies to adjust their approach to young job candidates and recruits.
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December 9, 2011
A poll released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on Nov. 22, 2011, provides indications that employers are looking to hire full-time staff again.
Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of HR professionals in the U.S. who responded to the poll reported that their organizations were hiring full-time permanent employees. The poll found that organizations with 500 or more employees were more likely to be hiring full-time employees than other businesses.
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December 8, 2011