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“Bundled” or “Bungled”: Unwrapping Total Talent Management Solutions

July 31, 2014

acquisitions

When the discussion at the table in my office cafeteria turned to “software bundling”, things heated up quickly! Software bundling refers to the practice of bringing together independent software products, and marketing them as “all-in-1” solutions. We were unable to decide whether it is good thing to have software services emulating supermarkets; which seems toRead full story…

Does the Market Basket Story Indicate a Resurgence in the Power of Workers?

July 28, 2014

power of worker

It looks like those protesters in New England are at it again. We all know that 239 years ago their dissatisfaction with their leadership led to the American Revolution. This time around, anger and demands for change are aimed at a different type of leader – their employer. In the cities and towns surrounding LexingtonRead full story…

Risk from Work Off-the-Clock Just Got Bigger!

July 28, 2014

Work off-the-clock

Earlier this month, the government announced the addition of 288,000 new jobs in the month of June. While some viewed it as a cause for celebration, others noted a sharp rise in the number of part-time workers who prefer full-time jobs. The total jumped by 275,000 to 7.5 million, the Labor Department said. For theRead full story…

What is Stalling the Job Market?

July 24, 2014

job market

In April of this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted that America would grow by 3.6% in 2014 and lead economic recovery at a global level. The off-shoring trend is now being replaced by a commitment to in-shoring. But, the recovery has so far remained uneven and weak though signs of recovery are thereRead full story…

Job Hoppers vs. Temporary Workers: Note the Difference

July 21, 2014

job hoppers

Spherion Staffing Services’ 2014 Emerging Workforce Study says 61% of the respondents said job hopping could hurt a person’s career while 83% felt loyalty to the employer in the long term is the way to go for true long-term career advancement. 70% of workers also seem to have linked job security to their level ofRead full story…