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Developing Your Future Smart Workforce

How CEOs are solving the shortage of young, skilled workers threatening manufacturing gains.

William J. Holstein HR/Employee Strategies July 28 2014

Soldiers to Software Engineers: How One Company Transitioned Heroes Into Corporate America

It’s truly astonishing that many of our most accomplished military veterans will return home to face one more battle: That of successfully transitioning into the civilian workforce. According to the Labor Department, the current unemployment rate for veterans is 6 percent, and 650,000 are jobless.

Joe Cowan HR/Employee Strategies July 25 2014

Tracking the Pros and Cons of Increasing the Minimum Wage

The social and cultural drumbeat for higher minimum wages is picking up volume, but CEOs and business owners may want to listen to their own drummers on this issue.

Dale Buss HR/Employee Strategies July 18 2014

Tomorrow’s CEOs Will Be Increasingly Female, and Will Have Different Skills Than Today’s CEOs

Today, there are just 20 women CEOs in the entire Fortune 500, but a recent study projects that number will change dramatically over the next 20 years.

Dale Buss HR/Employee Strategies July 10 2014

The Implications of the Supreme Court “Hobby Lobby” Decision on Businesses

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the “Hobby Lobby” case has several implications for businesses that are just beginning to unfold, including one that affects the bottom line.

Dale Buss HR/Employee Strategies July 3 2014

How to Reignite Financial Performance by Empowering Your Employees

You’re halfway through the year and the company’s financial performance is below plan. You need to act! The most common response is to cut costs to improve the bottom line and/or fire or reassign a senior executive to create a sense of urgency. These actions create disruption and distraction at a time when the organization needs to be aligned and focused. There’s another approach.

Brian S. Cohen HR/Employee Strategies , Leadership , Strategy June 26 2014

Business Leaders Adapt to Obamacare by the Thousands

Despite its highly publicized rocky start, the Affordable Care Act gained some traction over the last couple of months as it enrolled a total of more than 8 million Americans. But it’s still a very dicey proposition for the thousands of corporate CEOs and owners of SME businesses across the country that are still anticipating, calibrating, leveraging and countering its effects.

Dale Buss Healthcare , HR/Employee Strategies May 30 2014

Healthcare is a Top Challenge but CEOs Are Committed

After years of absorbing double-digit price increases with declining benefits, mid-market companies now expect increased healthcare investments to yield positive returns on investment.

ChiefExecutive.net HR/Employee Strategies , Mid-Market Report May 21 2014

10 Principles for Finding the Right CEO

People set strategy. Directors and executives who know where the company should be going will be best equipped to get it there.

Ram Charan, Dennis Carey and Michael Useem Boards of Directors , HR/Employee Strategies , Succession Planning May 17 2014

Improving Worker Productivity Through Job Ownership

Most workers have no interest in changing the world. Most don’t even like their jobs. Increasing employees’ job engagement pays high dividends, so how do you motivate the disenchanted on your team to join the job ownership ranks? Through communication, motivation and reward.

Laura Stack HR/Employee Strategies April 16 2014

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