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What Price–Opting Out

August 7th, 2013 by admin in Careers, employment, jobs skills, Uncategorized, Volunteering, women

This weekend in  The New York Times Magazine   Judith Warner, known for her book Perfect Madness Motherhood in an Age of Anxiety  writes about a generation of women who want back into the workforce after leaving it a decade ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Hiring Vets

August 23rd, 2012 by admin in Careers, compensation, employment, Uncategorized, women

It’s been widely reported  that Michelle Obama traveled to Florida this weeky to announce that more than 2000 businesses have participated in the Joining Forces Initiative  and have hired or trained 125,000 veterans and militiary spouses in the last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Peter Cappelli and Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs

June 20th, 2012 by admin in Books, Careers, employment, jobs skills, management, Uncategorized

Longtime readers of this blog will recognize Peter Cappelli. He was interviewed here in December 2010.. And now he’s back with a new book called Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs. Read the rest of this entry »

Are Companies Ready for Baby Boomers to Retire?

April 11th, 2012 by admin in Careers, employment

Earlier this week the Society for Human Resource Management and AARP  released a poll that showed U.S. employers are ramping up skills training and employee benefits aimed at closing the skills gap when the baby boomers retire. Read the rest of this entry »

An Income Gap for Baby Boomers During Career Transitions

New research from Civic Ventures, a San Francisco think tank aimed at baby boomers who want to combine work with social purpose illuminates some of the challenges to doing so. Read the rest of this entry »

Is the Job Interview Overrated?

September 22nd, 2011 by admin in employment, management, Uncategorized, women

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What kind of week is it for Women Executives?

September 7th, 2011 by admin in compensation, employment, management

What kind of week has it been so far for women executives?  It has been decidedly mixed. Read the rest of this entry »

Can Your Child Enhance Your Career?

July 20th, 2011 by admin in Books, Careers, Uncategorized

Long time readers of this blog will remember a post in January 2010 when I interviewed Marc Freedman, the head of Civic Ventures  about working longer. You can read that post here. This year Mr. Freedman came out with a new book entitled The Big Shift. A compelling and well reviewed book, it advances the conversation about delaying retirement. One suggestion he floats is that of a gap year for adults. Read the rest of this entry »

Coming Soon–It’s a Summer of Movies about Work

June 29th, 2011 by admin in Careers, colleagues, jobs skills

During an evening at the movies during the summer a viewer doesn’t expect to pulled back into the office. Yet that’s exactly what appears to be happening at the mult-plex this summer. With the unemployment rate still hovering around 9%, the big screen is the place where we can see work relationships unfold. Read the rest of this entry »

Choosing a College Major with a Career in Mind

Last week a report entitled  What’s It Worth The Economic Value of College Majors was released by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and made a big splash, covered by Time Magazine and The New York Times among others.    Read the rest of this entry »

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