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Fast Company Magazine’s 2012 two-part series on Generation Flux was their best – intoxicating and evil at the same time – in the last five years. Robert Safian, an author and the magazine’s editor, challenged every conventional thought left in your brain about how to be a successful and survival in the present state of [...]
While organizations disappear, wait out or struggle in this economy, you can guess a number of senior executives wouldn’t even venture a conversation about establishing a sabbatical program for their employees.
Apt responses in this group are: “Are you out of your mind?” “No way. We want them here and working, working working.” “Who’s doing that?”
So you might [...]
Our local food pantry executive director, Timothy Evans, wrote an eloquent essay, “Who Are You Gonna Listen To?” for the June Manna Food Bank-Pensacola’s newsletter. Evans ponders the obscure economic indicators celebrity economists use to discern the message of the economic recovery he keeps hearing about on broadcast news. He says he’s hardly encouraged since the message of [...]
Becoming competitive in the next economy means employers must execute talent branding and become known as a talent magnet. According to an article in this month’s Talent Management magazine, here are five steps for talent branding that companies should employ:
Use talent mapping. Segment the workforce into separate roles based on their business value and differentiate [...]
Plan B used to refer to the reverie of the life you could swap for the one that you were leading. The old Plan B was a lark that you could enjoy even if you never got past the dreaming phase. We dreamed a lot about Plan B – that life we’d lived after we [...]
An article in today’s Wall Street Journal discusses the role of chance in saving for retirement, arguing that we can’t depend on the average 30-year return that’s often touted. Much depends on which 30-year period we’re investing in. If your career coincides with a relatively flat period or the markets, there’s going to be a [...]
By 2019, Generation X – born from 1965 to 1978 – will have spent two decades seeking a nod from the Boomers holding senior decision-making jobs. But a little over nine years from now, that will end.
Janet Reid, managing partner at Global Lead, a consulting firm that advises companies like PepsiCo and Proctor & [...]