Who is responsible for your career?

I was reading an article that appeared in an online newspaper called Vox. The article, I spoke to hundreds of American men who still can’t find work, written by Andrew L. Yarrow, took the tack that many men are unemployed because of “society.” As I read the article example after example talked about men who …

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Sneaky Discrimination? The Main reason the unemployed need to stay connected.

  There is an article in the New York Times that discusses the increased use of employee referral programs by large companies. There are many reasons to use employee referral programs but the article implies that there is one that is becoming predominate. Sneaky discrimination. It points out the main reason the unemployed need to …

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Workers Opt to Work Longer and Not Retire, As Long as They Can Stay Employed

  I read an interesting combination of articles. The first described the very poor outlook for older workers who have become the majority of the long term unemployed. The second was the results of a survey called the 13th Annual Transamerica Retirement Surveywhich showed that many workers don’t plan on retiring. So the result is …

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Striking Down Discrimination Against the Unemployed

I wrote this post almost a year ago Does Unemployed = Unqualified? Refusing to Hire the Long-Term Unemployed. I was a bit ahead of the curve in noting what was going on in the hiring/not hiring world. You may want to click on it and read it to fully understand what is happening today. Because …

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Job Gains and Job Losses Continue to Show Gender Divide

If you have been paying attention to job figures of late you know there is a mixed bag of results, especially if you look at the job gains and losses based upon gender. There is a divide that is reflected differently depending on where you are in the country. An article in the USA Today …

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Knowledge As The Means of Production: A Lesson from Drucker

The May 4th page of The Daily Drucker talks about knowledge as the means of production, which Drucker interpreted as the knowledge required for the job. He was discussing this in a section from Managing in the Next Society. Here he listed three characteristics of the next society. These are: Borderlessness, because knowledge travels even …

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Do Cuts to the USDOL Budget Mean Fewer People Knocking on Your Door?

If you have been watching the news, listening to the radio, or paying attention to the Internet you know that there is a big process going on in Congress and the White House to cut the budget, rein in spending and funding the government. (If you have not been watching this you may be surprised by …

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Hiring in the Recovery: Time for Some Honest Answers

There was an article published on April 1 in U.S. News & World Report entitled Why the Middle-Aged Are Missing Out on New Jobs. (I don’t believe it was an April Fool’s joke.) The author, Rick Newman, talks about the hiring statistics of various age groups. His statistics show that the over-55 age group is doing well …

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