Workforce Planning

The Downturn Is Coming – So Monitor These Factors That Predict Upcoming Layoffs (A checklist for predicting when layoffs will occur at your company)

Minimize your own “employment insecurity issues by predicting when your company will lay off. A smart employee knows what to look for and, with little effort, identifies the many warning signs that reveal when a layoff plan is receiving serious consideration. And with early warning, the employee will have enough time to take the necessary actions to help minimize any …

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Are Costly HR Solutions Making Employees Too Expensive? (The Business Case For Replacing Them With Robots)

Weigh hiring robots or humans

Labor costs are up 4.2%, the biggest gain in 20 years, so employees are becoming an expensive option.  This think piece is designed to get you to reconsider your “who does the work” options Yes, we are experiencing an extremely rare event where employee costs are soaring while, at the same time, workforce productivity is actually decreasing. Employee costs have …

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Stop – Don’t Choose Remote Work Without Reading This (The top 10 career advantages from working “in the office”)

I estimate that in-the-office workers get up to 50% more career-building options than remote workers. Therefore, if you are ambitious, an innovator, or hope to become a leader in your current organization. It’s time to realize that until you make a commitment to “come into the office” full-time. You are not likely to meet any of your ambitious goals. So …

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Employers Beware – A 4-Day Workweek Creates A Multitude Of Problems (Here’s a long list of them)

It surprises most that a 4-day/32-hour workweek creates a problem for every hour worked under it. Let me state upfront that if you have a giddy Pollyanna attitude toward a four-day workweek, this article is not for you. Yes, the 4-Day/32-hour workweek is one of the hottest new trends in today’s tight labor market. Currently, legislation has already been introduced in …

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Returning To The Office Creates Some WOW Recruiting Opportunities In 2021

Recruiting reluctant in-office workers is a treasure chest of talent.

As “exceptional workers” are forced back to the office, employers with 100% remote jobs will dominate recruiting. Note: This article is designed for a quick scan Yes, the year 2021 will go down in recruiting history as the best in memory for recruiting exceptional talent away from elite employers. This WOW recruiting opportunity is happening because after an elite corporation …

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Rethink Returning To The Office – Instead, Increase Remote Worker Innovation

Remote collaboration is possible. Be wary of return to office without considering altneratives.

Remote workers haven’t been as innovative… that’s a problem because new pandemic challenges demand it. Most executives don’t realize that there is only one primary justifiable business reason for purposely maintaining a 100% on-site workforce. And that is a laser focus on their need for continuous industry-leading innovation. But, unfortunately, that goal has generally only applied to some smaller startups …

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