For Whom the Bell Curve Tolls

For Whom the Bell Curve Tolls

Every company would love to have a workforce in which all employees – like the children of Garrison Keillor's fictional Lake Wobegon – are "above...
A World of Age Discrimination

A World of Age Discrimination

Even though the populations of developed nations are aging quickly these days, age bias in the global workplace is still alive and well. In fact,...
Training the Troops to Avoid ADA Liability

Training the Troops to Avoid ADA Liability

Try not to let the statistics lull you into a false sense of security. Yes, it's true that employers prevailed in 95.7% of the federal Americans with...
As the World Churns

As the World Churns

The future of work may be driven by what economist Joseph Schumpeter called "creative destruction," the process in which companies that quickly and...
Immobile Americans

Immobile Americans

The U.S. worker is a nomadic creature, always ready to move on to greener pastures in today's rootless society, right? Wrong. The truth is that today's...
Guilds, Free Agents and the Hollywood Model

Guilds, Free Agents and the Hollywood Model

If you'd like a sneak preview of what might be the future of work, then stay tuned to the current labor dramas in Hollywood. This week has been marked...
Fuel to the Childcare Debate

Fuel to the Childcare Debate

You could almost hear a collective groan among U.S. working parents last week. That's when the media began reporting about new research showing that...
The Future of Phased Retirement

The Future of Phased Retirement

In the U.S., employers and politicians are showing a growing interest in the concept of "phased retirement," wherein older employees reduce their work...
Measuring Globalization

Measuring Globalization

Once a concept becomes critical to business, it's only a matter of time before someone tries to measure it. Now, globalization's time has come,...
New Options for Resolving Work Disputes

New Options for Resolving Work Disputes

The landscape for resolving U.S. employment disputes seems to be changing quickly these days. A recent Supreme Court decision suggests that...