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Global Economy, Economic Environment, Global Regulatory Environment, Labor, Growth & Innovation, Research & Development, Research, Innovation, Leadership, Human Resources, Recruiting & Hiring, Operations, Information Technology
Global Economy, Economic Environment, Labor, Leadership, Human Resources, Staff Training & Development
Recent data from the Programme for International Student Assessment and a new survey of adult skills highlight significant skills deficits for U.S. students and adults relative to their counterparts in key regions of the world. The situation appears especially difficult in the math arena.
Global Economy, Competitiveness, Government Policy, Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Risk & Compliance, Legal, Labor & Employment Practices
Are the off-duty sexual activities of your employees part of your enterprise risk analysis? If not, they probably should be. Sex is a big business and its illicit progeny—sex slavery and human trafficking—are rapidly growing as well. One strategy to stop these atrocities is to dry up the customer base, which governments are attempting to accomplish by holding companies legally and financially accountable for employees' sexual activities.
Global Economy, Economic Environment, Labor, Leadership, Human Resources, Recruiting & Hiring, Staff Training & Development
The manufacturing “skills gap” seems to have developed a small credibility gap. The perceptions and experiences of manufacturers have been challenged by industry and academic research. What was at first a relatively straightforward discussion has become more nuanced and political.
Global Economy, Economic Environment, Labor, Leadership, Human Resources, Recruiting & Hiring, Risk & Compliance, Legal, Labor & Employment Practices
Colorado law's prohibits employers from terminating employees for engaging in lawful activities (marijuana possession and use) off the employer’s premises during nonworking hours unless the employer’s decision relates to a bona fide occupational qualification, the employee’s specific duties, or the employer’s efforts to avoid a conflict of interest. However, the Colorado law expressly states that marijuana legalization does not affect the right of employers to maintain a drug-free workplace.
Global Economy, Economic Environment, Labor, Leadership, Human Resources, Recruiting & Hiring
After three decades of fast economic expansion, China’s labor market has gone through significant changes. While the dwindling supply of young migrant workers has been widely reported for several years, the growing skills shortage is now attracting more attention. The potential talent pool appears to be enormous and so the talent shortage challenge seems puzzling.