Attracting, Retaining Talent Is No. 1 Concern in ‘Future of Work’ Survey

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Feb 14, 2017Laura Putre | IndustryWeek Talent management is the most pressing issue for human resources leaders at some of the largest U.S. companies, a new survey finds. A survey by the law firm Seyfarth Shaw of 717 in-house legal and business leaders between December 2016 and January 2017–in a cross section of industries including manufacturing—mentioned the “war for… Read more »

US Factory Output Rose In January For Second Straight Month

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by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer   WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers cranked out more steel, machinery and electronics last month as factories appear to be rebounding after two years of stagnation. Factory output rose 0.2 percent in January, its second straight increase, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday . While modest, the gain is… Read more »

Small Business Optimism Index Surges by Most Since 1980

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Jan 10, 2017Bloomberg Optimism among America’s small businesses soared in December by the most since 1980 as expectations about the economy’s prospects improved dramatically in the aftermath of the presidential election. The National Federation of Independent Business’s index jumped 7.4 points last month to 105.8, the highest since the end of 2004, from 98.4. While… Read more »

Oil Industry Starts Revival as Project Approvals to Double

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The oil industry will shake off the effects of the biggest downturn in a generation this year as they more than double project approvals and increase exploration spending for the first time in three years, according to Wood Mackenzie Ltd. Companies will green-light more than 20 oil and gas fields for development compared with nine… Read more »

It can be extremely difficult NOT to take rejection personally.

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When you first embark on your job search journey, you are filled with anticipation, enthusiasm and high expectations. If your job search efforts continue over a long period of time, you may experience rejection, objections and frustration. Many job seekers feel that their resume just gets lost in some deep dark hole never to be… Read more »

RESUME TIP FOR THE WEEK

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Instead of putting your references on your resume, keep them as a separate document. This allows you to collect contact information for multiple people and then pick and choose when it comes to what names you will provide to a potential employer should they ask. It’s also handy to have this sheet on file for… Read more »

Free Market for Education? Economists Generally Don’t Buy I

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The odds are good that privatizing education will be part of the agenda for President-elect Donald J. Trump’s administration. The Republican platform calls for increasing the role of banks in giving out student loans. And Mr. Trump and the platform advocate an expansion of both vouchers, which enable students to attend the private school of… Read more »

The Complex Mess of Health Insurance

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The Kaiser Family Foundation is one of the best sources of information on health care, and it recently convened some focus groups in the Midwest and Pennsylvania. These groups included people who received health insurance through an Obamacare exchange and who also voted for Donald Trump. You can read about the results in an Op-Ed… Read more »

Will value-based payment initiatives continue under Trump?

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By Elizabeth Whitman  | November 11, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act is unlikely to also undo widespread efforts to nudge the U.S. healthcare system toward value-based payment, including experiments devised by the ACA-funded Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. “The concept of value in healthcare has been around a long… Read more »

Tackling The Gender Diversity Gap — Recommendations For Employers To Attract Women In STEM

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For many of the employers we work with, gender diversity is a high priority on the corporate agenda — especially women in STEM roles. Employers are often tasked with achieving diversity targets, but are faced with high competition for the same talent and few ideas of where to begin to achieve this. It’s unrealistic to pretend… Read more »

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