5 Tips on Educating Your Workforce without Spending Too Much: A Guest Post

Today’s guest post is from freelance blogger Helen Eagleton.  Your employees are one of your most critical assets, and well-trained employees are vital if you want your business to grow and thrive. Unfortunately, businesses often cut back on employee training to make ends meet, and this can have a detrimental impact on your company. The …

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Global Skills-Jobs Gap

Today’s post is a reproduction, with permission, of The Herman Group newsletter. I found this information startling.  The other day we interviewed futurist, Edward Gordon, PhD, author of Future Jobs: Solving the Employment and Skills Crisis. Gordon shared a great deal of up-to-date information about the global gap between jobs employers need to fill and …

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Future Friday: Your future workforce needs to be taught correctly

When you think of your future workforce you need to think beyond just next year. In yesterday’s post featuring The Herman Trend Report it was revealed that educational trends are showing the decline of the numbers of boys going to college. Obviously this will have a future effect on having educated male employees. Or will …

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Future Friday: A must read for parents and educators.

  Thomas Frey related a 2009 study by Bohn and Short that showed that “the average person in the U.S. has 100,500 words flowing into their heads on a daily basis. And this number is increasing by 2.6% per year.” That is a lot of information. How do we process this? How do we make …

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Five for Friday Just Before Christmas

  Here are five posts to end your week with, at least those who have not started their Christmas holiday yet. This first one is not actually about HR. But it does have implications for HR from a training standpoint or even personal development. Buying The College Experience Direct From The Professor by Kecia Lynn …

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Being Well Read Is Fundamental To Success

A presidential candidate discovered the other day that being well read is fundamental to success in the race, or at least in order to keep from being embarrassed. No I am not talking about the presidential race in the U.S.; rather I am talking about the presidential race in Mexico. The candidate, Enrique Pena Nieto, …

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Education and the Talent Shortage

Kiplinger.com published an article entitled “Employers Seek to Improve Education” in which they discuss something that HR managers have been aware of for quite awhile now and that is the U.S. educational system is just not making the grade. Businesses are suffering and are not able to hire the talent needed to effectively compete in …

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