Strategic Planning Workshop Coming to Chicago

Strategic Planning Workshop Coming to Chicago

Workforce planning. It seems like an afterthought in today’s economy. Over the last six months, companies have been laying off employees,...
A rose by any other name might get that job

A rose by any other name might get that job

I was surfing the Internet the other day when I stumbled onto one of those advice sites. Someone who called herself “Puppy Love” was...
Member Productivity Showcase: Qualcomm

Member Productivity Showcase: Qualcomm

Several things have changed over the last few years, both in the world at large and within i4cp. Though we remain dedicated to relevant and timely...
Gen Y, Which Will Rule the Global Workforce Tomorrow, Takes Lumps Today

Gen Y, Which Will Rule the Global Workforce Tomorrow, Takes Lumps Today

Today's economic mess is a watershed for workers in every age bracket. But for Millennials (aka, Gen Y) - those born from about 1980 to 2000 - this...
Promotion equals death, or at least higher stress

Promotion equals death, or at least higher stress

For the average person, these are stressful times. Millions of Americans are out of work, and the realization has set in that it may be a while before...
The Time to Plan Is Now

The Time to Plan Is Now

Why is it so hard to be proactive - to actually plan for those workforce needs? Maybe companies are so busy trying to survive the moment, they just...
Through the Looking Glass: How organizations measure employee engagement

Through the Looking Glass: How organizations measure employee engagement

Employee engagement seems to be on everyone’s mind lately, which is not a huge surprise given the economic malaise in the U.S. and around the...
They do things differently in France

They do things differently in France

They do things differently in France. Take labor disputes, for instance. During the month of March there were four different hostage-takings –...
Unemployment: Are Younger or Older Employees Suffering More?

Unemployment: Are Younger or Older Employees Suffering More?

Some analysts say that Boomers and older, more experienced workers are faring better than their younger counterparts in the current imploding job...
The April 15 Carnival of HR is Here

The April 15 Carnival of HR is Here

The latest Carnival of HR is online at the Maximize Possibility Blog. Articles that stood out to me this round include: Company Layoff Practices...