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Dale Buss
Dale Buss is a long-time contributor to Chief Executive, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other top-flight business publications. He lives in Michigan.

The War for Great Talent Rages On Despite Slight Employment Gains

Gains are still coming grudgingly in the U.S. employment market, but for many business chiefs, it seems like boom times again in at least one important respect: The “war for talent” has returned, posing challenges for an increasing number of companies and industries that depend on recruiting and retaining the right people for competitive advantage.

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Fast-Food CEOs Are Caught in Perfect Storm of Woes

If you think you’ve got problems, maybe you should be running a fast-food company these days. The challenges faced by CEOs and brand owners and franchisees in the quick-serve-restaurant (QSR) business begin with disinterested customers, stretch to striking workers, include problems with products and positioning, and extend to increasingly formidable competition, along with increasing pressure from legislation.

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Factoryless Goods Producers Will Maintain Non-Manufacturer Status for Now

The only true way to track the re-growth of U.S. manufacturing is to use reliable statistics about the output of America’s factories and the people they employ. That reality was behind the Obama administration’s recent decision to shelve a controversial proposal to reclassify ‘factoryless’ goods producers as U.S. manufacturers despite the positive sheen it would have placed on the nation’s manufacturing efforts.

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