The Queen of Soul and Continuous Improvement

This may be my favorite song of all times, Aretha Franklin singing "Respect". R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me R-E-S-P-E-C-T Take care ... TCB (taking care of business). This is the time of year when we make our resolutions.  We make our bold proclamations to friends and family.  We set goals for ourselves … Continue reading The Queen of Soul and Continuous Improvement

Grading Students on Job Readiness

I was chatting with our board member Mark Milliron yesterday, and he mentioned this  2-year tech college in Missouri that is grading classroom students not only on course content, but also on job readiness.  Mark was saying that potential employers are (not surprisingly) very interested in the job readiness score. The college is Linn State … Continue reading Grading Students on Job Readiness

Workforce as a Service – Is WaaS coming anytime soon?

I just came across this very interesting presentation from Mary Meeker, a former Wall Street analyst and now partner at venture capital  firm Kleiner Perkin.  This 88-slide behemoth contains a lot of market data about the growth of mobile technology.  More interesting, it asks a lot of questions about how this technology will continue to … Continue reading Workforce as a Service – Is WaaS coming anytime soon?

BLS Jobs Report is Good – Holidays look a little brighter (but be careful at the company party)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics report this morning brought positive news, with US unemployment at 7.7% - a new low since 2008.  Our Retail Labor Index this month showed a continuing increase in retail hiring (not unusual this time of year), but it's good to see that growth in other sectors as well.   Let's … Continue reading BLS Jobs Report is Good – Holidays look a little brighter (but be careful at the company party)