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The Skill Gap: A Real or Imagined Problem?

Several recent articles have explored the skills gap, generally defined as the difference between the competencies that employers seek in current and prospective workers and those that workers actually have. Surveys and experts suggest that a wide gap exists between … Continue reading

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Could Your Name Be a Liability When Searching for a Job?

In What’s in a name? A job, maybe, published on the Economy Lab blog of the Globe and Mail, Tavia Grant reports on a recent study by University of Toronto researchers Philip Oreopoulos and Diane Dechief that tracked the number … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself–Now It’s a Management Philosophy?

Originally published on my previous blog in January 2010.   A few years ago, Harold Jarche commented that the future of learning is Do-It-Yourself (DIY) (Febuary 26, 2007, http://www.jarche.com/2007/02/the-future-of-learning-is-diy/), in which subject matter experts prepare learning programs on their own, … Continue reading

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Rethinking Casual (Contract) Work

As predicted in the 1990s, employment today is increasingly casual. Casual doesn’t mean that it lacks seriousness; it just lacks a long-term commitment. In professional employment, that means that organizations increasingly rely on contractors and short-term workers when they staff … Continue reading

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Looking for a Leader for Your Organization?

Consider this advice offered by Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist David J. Linden in a recent piece for the New York Times. “When searching for your organization’s next leader, look for someone with an attenuated dopamine function: someone who is never … Continue reading

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Caught My Eye: Hiring and LinkedIn

In his personal branding blog for Forbes magazine online, Dan Schwabel posits that LinkedIn will replace job boards like the Monster Board. After all, LinkedIn already provides much of the same information about a candidate as a resume (or CV … Continue reading

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Try It, Maybe Buy It

Reporting on what might seem obvious to many who follow the job market, New York Times reporter Motoko Rich reports that companies increasingly favor hiring contingent (temporary) workers in Weighing Costs, Companies Favor Temporary Help. For example, Rich reports that: … Continue reading

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