Future Friday: It appears to be all about collaboration

I think most of us know that collaboration in the workplace produces better results than no collaboration. That is why so many software applications have been developed to enhance the collaborative effort. New research, however, shows us that it is not just the collaboration effort, it is also who is participating in the collaboration. So …

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Future Friday: Older workers switching to “anticipatory careers”: A revisit

If you thought your older workers are going to go silently into retirement you need to be rethinking that. According to writer Richard Eisenberg workers over 50 are going to have multiple options that will keep them in play for many years after what would be the normal retirement age. Anticipatory careering One option that …

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Future Friday: What are you doing to prevent the ongoing “brain drain”?

When you read the term “brain drain” most of us envision freshly trained, younger students, leaving a state or country and taking their talents elsewhere. Many of us have not thought about the brain drain that is occurring at the other end of the scale, baby boomers that are retiring and taking all their knowledge …

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Future Friday From the Archive: Will it be the older generations that drive the Gig economy, not the Millennials?

Since I am celebrating my birthday today I decided to pull from my archive of blog posts for today. I revealed to someone the other day that I had turned 65 this past July. He asked me if I was retiring soon. I told him I had no intention of retiring. I have been working …

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From the Archive: 10 Reasons to Keep Your Older Workers

I thought that this post was appropriate today, the day after The Day Without Women protest. Women are trying to demonstrate that they are valuable in the workplace. To my way of thinking all workers are valuable. Older workers are another group that gets discriminated against, so I am republishing this post about keeping older …

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Five great reads to improve HR

Wednesday is always a good day to take a look at some writing other than mine that others have found interesting. So here are five selections that will educate you and improve you. Selection One Oops Uber made it in the news, but not in a good way. Julianne Pepitone wrote in CNN Tech “Susan Fowler, …

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Future Friday: The Human Condition

I was reading a piece by Dan Schawbel, a favorite writer of mine, where he was talking about 10 trends for 2017. (I could gripe that we are just into November and we are already getting 2017 articles, but hey Christmas decorations are already up as well.) In his article in Forbes Schawbel says that …

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Future Friday: The end of retirement?

I was reading an article in The Guardian about the five ways work will change in the future. The first four ways dealt with workplace structures, the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence, the increasing use of freelance labor and the increasing use of workplace monitoring. They are all subjects I have written about before in …

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Day Two of SHRM Atlanta

Day two of the SHRM Atlanta conference has continued to be interesting. Affordable Care Act My first session was on the ACA. Scary, scary, scary. Mike Penska gave us a different take on the subject. Rather than just talk about the regulations he talked about the importance of the metrics in the ACA world. He …

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My Biggest Career Mistake

I get asked occasionally, well quite often really, how I got in the human resources field and then consulting. Like many people in the profession my age I “fell” into it. I have written about it some before at Down the Rabbit Hole: My Career in HR. The other day however, I was asked what …

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