Will you be replaced by a robot? Let’s break it down.

Steve Boese Change, HR, HR Technology, Labor, Steve Boese

If you are at all interested in the currently red-hot and pretty trendy “the robots are coming to take all our jobs, steal our girl/boyfriends, and destroy everything that we love” meme, then you will first want to allow yourself a big chunk of time this week to read The Future of Employment: How Susceptible are Jobs to Computerisation?, a …

Hiring is Broken

Steve Gifford Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Current Affairs, Hiring Bias, Interviewing, Job Market, Labor, Recruiting, Steve Gifford, War for Talent

Our system for hiring employees is broken.  What’s more, I’m not sure that anyone knows how to fix it. Take a look at a very scary chart from the St. Louis Federal Reserve. So, of everyone who is currently unemployed, almost 40% of them have been out of work for more than six months. This has never happened in any …

If I Were President….

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Audacious Ideas, Labor

Thankfully, the election is upon us which means the end of the super annoying political ads. I mean come on, if you’re still “undecided” at this point in the game I frankly don’t think you deserve to vote at all. But we’ll leave that topic for anot buy levitra online without prescription her post. Instead, I’m going to share with …

You are a Pawn in your CEO's Game

Steve Gifford Bad HR, Communication, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Labor, Steve Gifford

Companies have a number of resources at their disposal: patent resources, real estate resources, IT resources, and of course, human resources.  Any CEO has at least mouthed words to the effect that “people are our most important resource.” But, every so often, a momentary lapse that some executives regard their employees as being on the same level as their furniture. …

When do you hire someone? Microeconomics for HR Professionals

Steve Gifford 60-Second SPHR, Business Development, Good HR, Labor, Seat at the Table, Steve Gifford, War for Talent, Workforce Management Articles

“When the hiring manager says so”, right?  And sure, you want to provide customer service to the humans that you support.  The larger question, though, is when does your organization hire someone? The economics concept to understand here is “margin”.  When an economist talks about margin, they’re talking about one additional item.  That is to say, the “marginal cost” of …

Free Range Chicken? How About Free Range Employees?

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Kris Dunn, Labor

Let’s face it – if you were attracted to this post when I went with the “free-range” tag, you’re part of a special group. I could almost call you a 1%-er.  You’ve arrived, both in educational background and the disposable income that follows it.  You’ve got so much disposable income that you actually make choices about what you eat based …