From the Archives- Future Friday: Five Future Facts You Need to Know

I am on vacation therefore I have reached back into the archives to bring you an interesting post with important information. This was originally posted on May 23, 2014. Here are some interesting projections into the future that I ran across. Some of these are projections for the year 2030. The year 2030 is a …

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Demographics on Aging HR professionals should know

The knowledgeable HR professional needs to be aware of a variety of demographic facts. Here is a set of facts from The Herman Trend Report that I thought were very telling. As medicine and technology advance, the average lifespan is increasing all over the world. By 2030, there will be more people over 60 than …

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Future Friday: Demographic Alert or “No Sh*t Sherlock”

This post is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but a recent headline in Forbes announced “LIKE IT OR NOT, MILLENNIALS ARE OFFICIALLY THE FUTURE OF WORK.” My first response was “duh.”  In reality what the article was announcing was that Millennials are the PRESENT of the workforce. They have officially taken over as they largest segment in …

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Future Friday: Five Future Facts You Need to Know

Here are some interesting projections into the future that I ran across. Some of these are projections for the year 2030. The year 2030 is a mere 16 years away. I will guess that most of you reading this may still be in your HR career with yet a long way to go. Despite the …

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Future Friday: Are you really paying attention to demographics?

  Everyone in HR knows about demographics. We can sit around the table and spout off some of the better known facts. But are you really paying attention to these demographics beyond these simple facts? You should be. CEOs are starting to pay attention. The CEO should not know Your CEO should not know more …

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Future Friday Demographic alert: This may affect the quality of your next hire

  We have heard in the news about the quality of education in the U.S. and how our school children do not measure up to many other children in the world. Now a recent study shows that there is a problem that may affect the quality of you next hire. American reading skills A recently …

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Future Friday: The Impact of Breadwinner Moms on HR

  I am sure all of you have seen the Pew Research study on what they defined at “breadwinner moms”. It is very interesting demographic information that shows how the make-up of society has changed since 1960. The prediction is that this trend will continue. So how many of you have put any thought on …

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5 HR Lessons to Start the Week With

 I read a lot of other blogs. I like to pass on the good reads to you. Here are five that I think provide you with some five HR lessons for you to start your week with. The first lesson is one of unintended consequences. I got this one by reading Ben Eubank’s Upstart HR post …

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In 18 Years Half Your Talent Pool Will Be Ethnic Minority

Ok folks. Listen up. Here is an opportunity for you to do a bit of strategic planning. New demographic information indicates that in 18 years half of your talent pool for employees will come from an ethnic minority. Demographer Bill Frey of the Brookings Institute has published the results of his analysis of census data …

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Demographics Alert: Black Women In the Workforce

Here is a bit of “environmental scanning” for you. According to a recent story in Workforce Magazine black women have borne the brunt of job loss since the ressession began. Eliza Ronalds-Hanson writes in Black Women Lost More Jobs During Recovery ” While the recession hit black men harder than any other group, the economic …

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