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Aging Workforce Worries Construction Industry

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Phaedra Brotherton

For the construction industry, an aging workforce could mean losing the experienced, older workers that the firms count on to bring new workers up to speed, says Stephen Sweet, a visiting scholar and researcher at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. ... More »

Social Networking Catches on With Execs

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Phaedra Brotherton

More executives are realizing that social media represents an effective way to manage their reputations and boost their professional presence. In a recent survey of 1,400 chief financial officers by staffing service Robert Half Management Resources, social media came in... More »

Optimism Is Catching On

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Alexandra Bradley

A recent study finds that U.S. businesses are becoming increasingly optimistic about the state of the economy. While skeptics remain cautious, businesses have already begun reinvesting in HR budgets, according to a recent study from research and advisory firm Bersin &am... More »

As Future Brightens for Job Seekers, Disturbing Trends Emerge for Trainers

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Ann Parker

Many companies are gearing up to hire new staff within the next 12 to 24 months, according to Accenture's 2010 "High-Performance Workforce Study," but along with optimism for employment comes concern among companies that their HR and learning functions do not have the c... More »

Training Incentives Stimulate Employee Growth

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Terry Hansen

When companies struggle with human resource issues arising from a shrinking pool of highly skilled and talented workers, they will often resort to acquisition strategies that may run counter to employee retention plans and may prove to be less cost effective. These stra... More »