Why We Need Skype Now More than Ever

Perhaps many of you have been Skype-ing for a while, but I'm a recent convert.  I mentioned in one of my first posts that I'm a big fan of technology and often an early adopter.  Skype's been around for a while in the UK, but only recently began advertising in the US.  I'd heard about … Continue reading Why We Need Skype Now More than Ever

Treating Hourly Workers like Professional Employees

Today's post is courtesy of our board member,  Steven T. Hunt, Ph.D, SPHR. A recent study found that many American workers between 18 and 29 plan to remain in hourly jobs for the majority of their careers (Gurchiek, 2008). This includes careers in what are sometimes viewed as “entry-level” hourly jobs found in the retail, … Continue reading Treating Hourly Workers like Professional Employees

My Chat with Robert Reich

I recently had the opportunity to interview Robert Reich, Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. Professor Reich has written eleven books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into 22 languages; the … Continue reading My Chat with Robert Reich

Workforce Institute in USA Today

We were pleased to learn today that USA Today published data from our most recent survey on the effect that the recession is having on US workers.  You can find the chart below on the front page of the Money section of today's issue.  You'll find a discussion of this survey in the September 8th … Continue reading Workforce Institute in USA Today

Russell Klosk: Hiring for Retention

We've added a new article to our library by our board member, Russell Klosk.  The article focuses on tactical steps that employers can take during the hiring process to increase the odds that the candidate chosen for the position will be a good fit for the job.   Even as the US jobless rate rose to … Continue reading Russell Klosk: Hiring for Retention