Thanksgiving is practically here, and you can feel its presence. There’s a fresh chill in the air that creeps in on late afternoons. The darkness falls earlier, followed by the aroma of logs smoking within cozy hearths. The clerks at the market are frantically stocking the shelves. Then there are the elaborate plans drawn up to coordinate the efforts of recipe gathering, shopping, cooking, accommodating guests, laying out tables, and setting up for the big game. Yet the spirit of this season[...]
The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump wrapped up Monday night. During the sometimes fraught 90-minute discussion, the candidates attempted to address the gamut of issues facing the country: immigration, cyber security, foreign policy, the economy and employment. Although many of these topics have become polarizing, the focus on jobs seems to be unifying. Gallup’s Election Benchmark Survey shows that 88 percent of Democrats and 80 percent of Republicans agree[...]
In a workforce short on skills, we often look to higher education as the currency of potential and performance for this advanced economy. Among the many political topics that affect employment, education took the spotlight during the Democratic National Convention. For example, Hillary Clinton proposed a dramatic free-tuition program. However, the issue is much more complex. Despite our obsession with alma maters and sheepskin, the ongoing glut of unfilled jobs across the nation would imply[...]
Struggling to find the best talent on the market? Well, the market has become a very big place, and the most skilled talent aren’t necessarily the people in your neighborhood. If you want to recruit the cream of the crop, it might be time to bring your business to them -- in a manner of speaking. Today’s top professionals prefer freedom, flexibility and mobility. To engage and retain them, we need to champion a mobile work culture.