The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about cup holders, their expanding size and number. Some years back I used cup holders as an illustration of how important work is not about materials--steel and coal--but about engineering and design....

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  1. The Economics of . . . Cup Holders?
  2. Finding Qualified Workers Top Concern for Small Business
  3. Leadership in Today's Tight Labor Market

The Economics of . . . Cup Holders?

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about cup holders, their expanding size and number. Some years back I used cup holders as an illustration of how important work is not about materials--steel and coal--but about engineering and design. And this knowledge work can be done anywhere, not just in cities with water transportation and access to metals and fuel.

 

 

    

Finding Qualified Workers Top Concern for Small Business

“Finding qualified workers now exceeds taxes and regulations as the top concern for small businesses,” said Juanita Duggan, head of the National Federation of Independent Business in their latest report on small business optimism.

My previous post shows videos on the topic of employee retention and recruitment. More videos have been added to my playlist "Leadership in Today's Tight Labor Market."

For those who prefer written format, check out my articles on Forbes.com:

How to Reduce Employee Turnover

How to Increase Flexibility in Employment

Why the Tight Labor Market Will Not Go Away

Shoot me a message if there are other labor market questions you wish I would answer.

 

    

Leadership in Today's Tight Labor Market

CEOs across the country are telling me that employee retention and recruitment is their biggest challenge. To help business leaders cope with the challenge of employee turnover and employee hiring, I have produced a series of videos on today's staffing challenges--and how great leaders position their companies to beat the competition for talent.

 

 

Videos:

The Tight Labor Market: Why the Problem Is Not Going Away

Employee Retention, the key to thriving in today's tight labor market

Employee Retention and Money: people usually quit because of the boss, but sometimes it is about money.

Employee Recruiting Ideas: Where to Look for New Workers

Hiring for Employee Retention

Speaking Clip about Leadership in Today's Tight Labor Market

 

    

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