Uber is making a big push in India, but finding drivers is a challenge in a country where knowing how to operate a car and a smartphone is a rare talent.
American fast-food chains have become an unlikely source of female employment and empowerment in India, a country where traditionally most women are kept from working outside the home.
The U.S. Navy said it once again will let enlisted sailors use traditional job rating titles, an about-face by top leaders who wanted to scrap a system as old as the Navy itself but who faced pushback from sailors world-wide.
National soul-searching over officer shootings has obscured a routine reality for cops—the threat of violence is often just behind a door, and for some of them the trauma can leave lasting personal damage.
Hospital patients treated by female physicians had a small survival edge over those with male doctors, a new study of more than 58,000 physicians found.
Kroger is offering early retirement to 2,000 corporate employees, in an effort to cut costs amid stiff competition from more stores and online merchants stocking food.
A long trail of empirical evidence shows that increased productivity brought about by automation and invention leads to more wealth, cheaper goods and more jobs, writes Christopher Mims.
Founder Ren Zhengfei’s intense style looms large at world’s No. 3 smartphone maker, where employees are rewarded for things like forgoing vacations and overtime.
As the competition for critical talent in the U.S. intensifies, organizations must better understand the supply and demand for critical workforce segments. Companies must begin to identify the skills in their organization that will help drive future growth. "With the relative aging of the population, it is bound to bring with it many changes to the economy of the U.S.-some foreseeable, many probably not," according to Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve emeritus.
Today, the average cost to replace an employee is one and a half times their current salary when you factor in benefits, on-boarding and training and development. That cost is expected to double in the next 25 years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2012 there will not be enough skilled workers in the U.S. to staff all of the nation's jobs.
The real talent gap in the United States involves selected skill sets. Four industries in particular will suffer a mass exodus of employees including: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Energy and the Public Sector. With a decrease in the employee workforce, companies are challenged with the question of whether or not there will be enough qualified workers in the United States to do the work at an acceptable cost. Organizations must be prepared to manage divisions or business units that will be heavily impacted by waves of retirement and the impact retirement will have on critical skill sets and productivity needs.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Deloitte research 2008-Do you know where your talent is?
- HR Magazine Vol. 50, No. 3