Workforce en Trump’s Religious Freedom Order Could Wreak Havoc in the Workplace <div class="field-byline"> Tom Spiggle </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The four-page order, if it sees the light of day and the president signs it, would dramatically expand the rights of workers to refuse to carry out routine tasks that they feel conflict with their religious beliefs in any way.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor / Employment Policy Workforce The Latest Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:31:00 +0000 580221 at Thinkstock Labor Leaders Left out of Trump's Manufacturing Meeting <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, and Thea Lee, deputy chief of staff for the federation of 55 unions, are on the White House’s list of leaders but didn’t receive invitations.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Labor / Employment Policy Trade Global Economy Leadership Workforce The Latest Trump and Manufacturing Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:38:00 +0000 578291 at Getty Images Programming Cobots More Accessible with Free Online Training <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The online training modules provide the basic foundation for all UR robot training at Whirlpool’s plant in Ohio.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Technology The Latest Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:18:00 +0000 577831 at Universal Robots Trump to Weigh Job Policies in CEO Brainstorming at White House <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>At Thursday’s meeting, the White House plans to solicit recommendations on deregulation, workforce training, infrastructure, taxes, and trade. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Public Policy Workforce The Latest Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:07:00 +0000 576841 at <p>President Donald Trump</p> Copyright Drew Angerer, Getty Images I Spy: Researchers Use Eye-Tracking Technology to Detect Deception <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Job interviews might just become a whole lot more interesting and informative if researchers at Iowa State University have anything to say about it.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire EHS Today Workforce The Latest Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:54:00 +0000 575111 at Intel Dropped Its Science Fair. Bad Idea <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Science is becoming increasingly cross-disciplinary, and increasingly international — so the earlier students start building their networks, the better, and attending research competitions can be a first opportunity to find friends with similar interests.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Education / Training Leadership Workforce The Latest Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:31:00 +0000 575451 at Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images GM, PSA Haggling Over $9 Billion Pension Gap <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“Pensions are one of the reasons that, if you’re PSA, you don’t want to do the deal. There may be a way to get it done if GM keeps the obligation but PSA gives them cash.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compensation Strategies Treasury & Cash Management Finance Workforce The Latest Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:30:00 +0000 575101 at Sean Gallup, Getty Images; inset: Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images Hiring for the Factory Floor -- Are Hard Skills or Soft Skills More Important? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Because skills in certain technical areas are often in short supply, you may be better off hiring a smart, trainable person who thinks and behaves in a way that fits your culture.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ask the Expert - Lean Leadership Lean / Six-Sigma Corporate Culture Recruiting / Retention The Latest Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:08:00 +0000 574011 at The Tech World Is Still a Man's World <div class="field-byline"> Felix Richter </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Last year, the United Nations celebrated International Women&rsquo;s Day under the official theme &ldquo;Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality&rdquo;. One industry that is still a long way from gender equality is the tech industry.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire Statista Technology Workforce The Latest Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:08:00 +0000 573681 at Sequoia-Backed China Robot Startup Said to be Raising New Funds <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Makeblock is among a flurry of companies including Pearson Plc, Lego Group and Sony Corp. vying for a cut of the so-called STEM-learning industry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Technology The Latest Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:05:00 +0000 572321 at