While there are some signs that American manufacturing is beginning to recover from the unprecedented losses of the 2000s, the reality is that U.S. manufacturing value added still has not recovered from the Great Recession, and in 2012 remained 7.4% below 2007 levels....More
“Producing and attracting talent with the right mix of skills for today, and doing what it takes to create local employment opportunities is not just necessary, it’s the whole game,” said Robert Bell, Brain Gain’s lead researcher....More
If your company is only relying on a handful of “experts” to implement improvements, don’t be surprised when the improvements are not sustained. Or, if an expert is not provided to support a team and there is no attempt to train or facilitate the team’s efforts, expect minimal impact....More
The roots of the labor movement in the United States can be traced at least as far back as the settlement of first British colony in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, when, according to the AFL-CIO's Labor History Timeline,"English planters founded the Jamestown colony and complained about the lack of laborers."
A new study finds that high-performing companies' executive pay programs differ from others in the S&P 1500 in several key ways, including putting more emphasis on stock options and targeting pay levels at median market rates....More
With Private Exchanges, the sickest employees can select the plan with a low deductible and the employees who don't expect to use their health insurance can purchase a health plan with a low monthly premium and high deductible....More