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It's the Height of Audacity to Claim a Skilled Worker "Shortage" When 20% of American Skilled Craft Workers Are Unemployed

skilled workers unempledIn a new World of Work Insight Paper Titled: "Strategic Migration – a Short-Term Solution to the Skilled Trades Shortage," Manpower warns that as the global economy recovers, it is necessary to implement strategic migration policies in order to create a mobile workforce and plug the gap of skilled workers

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An Employers Guide to Reducing Costs in the Health Care System: Learning From What Has Been

This synthesis describes evidence-based research demonstrating what strategies reduce health care costs and what strategies have only mixed results.

Introduction

During the latter half of the 1990s, health care cost inflation slowed after several years of rapidly rising price increases. Many hoped that the various policies and programs implemented by government, employers, and insurers in the '90s to control costs would continue to moderate these increases for the foreseeable future. However, in the last several years, rising health care costs have again become an issue.

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Reference Checking in the digital age!

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When you mention reference checking to many, the distrust is often visible.  Reference reports are often endorsements, or as Linkedin calls them,“recommendations”.  But what can be done to supplement the interview?

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A message to HR tech vendors

When tech companies work on building HR systems, I often wonder how much time they spend time with the users -- the HR folks who are in the trenches -- in paperwork hell. 

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Get off the Bench

My local churches have come through again. One of them has a sermon posted for this weekend titled Get off the Bench. It made me think for a moment about how that would apply to HR. When you think about it that is where HR is today. We are on that bench.

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AIM SMARTER” Goal Setting Recipe

Setting Goals is like using a cookbook to figure out what to have for dinner.  You have some idea of how many people you will feed, along with the likes and dislikes of that audience.  You may even know what the main ingredients need to be, since you have inventoried your pantry (e.g., assets). 

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Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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