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Organizational Essentials: Cultivate, Sow, Feed and Weed

May is usually the signal to get out in the garden and begin the process of connecting with the earth, cultivating the soil, considering what to grow–and everybody’s favorite pastime–pulling the weeds that have sprouted up over the winter and early spring.  It is sometimes backbreaking work as we reshape disorder back into a space that delights and intrigues us. …

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Spring Cleaning: Detox Your Workplace

Run out of the house, quick latte, grab a donut or a muffin as you pass the break room, hit the desk, nibble on those crispy snacks in the drawer, calorific lunch out with colleagues, more sitting, sugar low. So you grab another coffee and a cookie from the break room, rush home to pick up your child for soccer …

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Giving Ex-Offenders their Next Chance

    According to the U.S. Department of Justice, nine million convicted criminals, most non-violent offenders, rotate into and out of various correctional facilities each year.  Over 650,000 of these enter into communities needing some type of job.  These astounding statistics represent a vast and diverse workforce that is largely untapped.  Given the size of this important labor pool, the …

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Hiring the Next-Generation Workforce

    Earlier this month, Automation:  Preparing for a Next Generation Workforce outlined some of the advantages and disadvantages of the increased focus and reliance on mechanical and software automation technologies to replace routine tasks.  When a company is considering investing in automation or AI (artificial intelligence) technology, what are some considerations for managers regarding human resource requirements for future-forward …

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Automation: Preparing for a Next-Generation Workforce

As if Americans do not have enough to worry about, government reports and economists say up to 50% of workers should be prepared to be displaced by automation within the next two decades.  However, this is not startling news; a Pew Research Center poll conducted in 2015 showed that 65% of the 2,001 adults polled expected that “within 50 years …