Posts Tagged ‘skills shortage’

Emotional Intelligence: Humans & Machines?

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Emotional Intelligence: Differentiator for Humans & Machines? How can humans adapt to make the best use of machines—and remain employed? We talked earlier about the future of work and the likelihood that automation and algorithms may sharply reduce the job pool of the future. The use of automation in human capital management allows HR the opportunity…

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Upskilling: Where Are You On Yours?

Where Are You on your Upskilling? In recent years, companies have leaned on the gig economy to provide scalable, on-time workers that disappear when the work does.  Would you be better off by upskilling? As the economy regains steam after the Great Recession, upskilling is increasingly on the dashboard of American business.  Sometimes the best…

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The Future of Jobs: What Does it Mean for HR?

A recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) describes a rapidly evolving workplace. Creating strategies, using targeted tech, and making the right choices now all depend on knowing what the job market might look like in as little as two years. In January, leaders of industry, business, and tech mingled with wealthy entrepreneurs and…

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Hiring Gen Y (Step 1A): Understanding the Facts

Doomsday HR statistics over the past 5 to 10 years have shown that the steady retirement of Baby Boomers and the lack of skilled workers coming up through ranks will eventually lead to a massive shortage. Though the economic downturn has slowed this slightly with Baby Boomers hanging on a little longer, the net effect is still going to be the same somewhere down the line. Young Generation Y professionals are going to be required to step up and come into roles that they might not be ready for.

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Why Some Plan to Not Hire Soon: Thoughts On the H.I.R.E. Act

With the HIRE act offering what could amount to a fairly decent tax break for companies willing to hire workers from the unemployment line, why are more and more roles becoming difficult to fill? Is the HIRE act really going to have much of an impact in the “real” unemployment number?

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