The ballerina’s promotion from soloist makes her the first African-American female principal dancer at the venerable New York ballet company.
The Supreme Court ruling will have vast implications for employers, which until now have been operating under a patchwork of different state and federal laws governing the legal and tax treatment of same-sex unions.
From fork-lifting grapes to tasting red blends, Richard Olsen-Harbich loves his work on the North Fork of Long Island so much, he hopes he can do it forever.
Arts-loving retired baby boomers are hustling to volunteer as museum tour guides—but they sometimes go rogue, touching the art, misstating facts and committing other infractions.
At the office, younger workers help their befuddled older colleagues navigate an expanding array of contraptions, apps, software upgrades and social media.
Anonymity often breeds bad behavior on the Internet. But companies are using social networks to get anonymous feedback from workers, hoping to gauge their employees’ commitment, which could affect the bottom line.
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