Companies and groups are starting to fill the benefits gap for freelance workers, offering access to disability and other insurance that can make project work a little more secure.
Tech startups are dominated by men, even for companies whose customers, subscribers or users are predominantly female. That can create a problem for male CEOs perhaps best described as an instinct gap.
Gwen Jorgensen, the world's top-ranked woman triathlete, used to be a full-time accountant. She now represents America's best hope for winning its first Olympic triathlon gold medal.
For busy and confident executives, these warnings are easy to miss.
Women often don't have it easy in the restructuring industry, a business marked by demands that don't always square with family life.
As companies try to retain top employees and hit growth targets, some are ditching the annual salary review and doling out raises and bonuses several times a year.
Those co-workers with an inexplicable ability to rise in the ranks may possess "dark" personality traits.
McGill University spent 13 years and $19 million to ensure gender pay equity among its employees. U.S. employers could soon face similarly sticky pay issues.
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