Millennials: The Generation that Changes Everything

Popular media – and more than a few older workers - love to emphasize the negatives about millennials in the workplace. But what happens when you take each so-called negative, flip it on its head and consider the corresponding positives? You get a workplace that is highly collaborative, fast moving, amendable to technology adoption and to the kinds of change needed to drive real process and performance improvement. […]

Veteran Employment: People Problem-People Solution

Quick-fix web job boards and tech solutions for translating military skills won’t solve the big unemployment and underemployment problems for young U.S. military veterans. We need visionary corporate leaders who understand the business case for hiring veterans and have the moral courage and foresight to adopt atypical hiring ideas, designate specific roles to be filled by veteran talent, and invest in sensitivity training needed to bridge communications and cultural gaps with former military personnel. […]

Evidence of Talent Shortage Stacks Up

Business leaders worldwide sense acceleration in economic momentum, according to the 17th Annual Global CEO Survey 2014 from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In months ahead, CEOs will focus increasingly on generating sustainable future growth – and fending off disruption – with consumer-centric, technology-powered innovation. “All bets are on technology,” PwC declares. To win those bets, CEOs first need to win the war for talent, which may require a few unconventional tactics. […]

There is a Tsunami of Talent Trouble Brewing: Are You Ready?

Baby Boomers have been delaying retirement, and that’s giving U.S. corporations an opportunity to stick their heads in the sand, avoid greater recruiting, hiring and training of Millennials and ignore the big talent storm brewing on the horizon. But, time marches on and population stats don’t lie. Workforce participation has been sliding since around 1997 and is expected to lag the pace of job creation for at least the coming decade. Learn more about what population forecasts show and what you should be doing now to prepare. […]