The ECONOMY — It’s in the headlines and bylines
February 7th, 2019
The times… they are a ’changing. On January 28, 2019 the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) – a nonpartisan agency for the U.S. Congress – published their report on The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2019-2029. There are some not-so-subtle hints of an economic slowdown illustrated by these lowlights extracted from the report*: Revenues and outlays are […]
May 16th, 2018
On April 30th, there was a tectonic shift in California that didn’t involve a major fault line. The California Supreme Court’s heavily-anticipated Dynamex decision resulted in what may become a new legal standard that will be applied, not just to this case, but broadly across the state. Specifically, the court departed from applying the previous […]
May 10th, 2018
The California Supreme Court published their long-awaited Dynamex decision on April 30, 2018. The court had been asked to determine which standards apply when evaluating whether workers are employees or independent contractors under California’s Wage Orders. Wage Orders in California dictate the wage, hour, and working condition requirements for specific industries, including the manufacturing industry, […]
December 14th, 2017
(Part 2 of a 2-part series on Recalibrating Risk in the Age of the Independent Worker) One third of the American workforce has declared its preference for independent work. In Part 1 of this 2-part series (which you can read here), we saw how this army of freelancers and small business consultants fills a critical […]
November 28th, 2017
(Part 1 of a 2-part series on Recalibrating Risk in the Age of the Independent Worker) When 53 million Americans—one-third of the workforce—have declared their independence from their employers, we can no longer deny the way we work is changing. Much of it is driven by shifting labor demographics—from Millennials avoiding the 9-to-5 life and Boomers who aren’t […]
April 26th, 2017
Technology has the appealing promise for companies to either replace human workers, or at the very least make workers much more efficient and effective in their jobs. However, these new technologies will be created and maintained by skilled knowledge workers, which begs the question: will artificial intelligence end the war for talent or accelerate it?
April 19th, 2017
In today’s complicated workplace companies are challenged by the harsh reality of talent scarcity when trying to fill critical roles in order to execute their strategy. When looking for solutions many organizations are uncertain about the best talent strategy: Is it better to buy, rent, or build talent when riding the waves of talent supply and demand?
April 5th, 2017
Organizations of all sizes and across all industries are increasingly choosing to engage contingent labor. As this segment of the total workforce grows, and technology continues to remove friction from finding and engaging them, corporate Human Resources professionals have a vital role to play. Here are a few ways HR can remain relevant in this new world of work.
March 8th, 2017
The world of work is rapidly evolving. With dramatic demographic shifts taking place we are witnessing increasing levels of talent scarcity and a significant growth of the independent workforce. In addition, we have unprecedented levels of political and economic turbulence, contributing to a high level of business uncertainty. In this complex new human capital equation, […]
February 15th, 2017
Driven by seismic shifts in the workforce and the workplace, the independent workforce continues to grow. One of the key drivers behind this trend is the Baby Boomer generation.
February 8th, 2017
With the rapid changes taking place in the workforce, and the ever-evolving workplace, the professional life of an HR leader is never dull. Following are some emerging trends, and their corresponding challenges, for HR leaders to consider over the next 12 months.
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