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Would You Like to Add an Extra Hour Every Day?

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According to a sampling of business executives and managers, organization/ time management is emerging as one of the most critical issues in the workplace. As organizations struggle to achieve profit goals and remain competitive, employees tend to take on more roles, work longer hours, etc. Even though I’m known for organization (my grade school teacher told my Mom that she knew I’d be “organizing other people’s lives someday” – I wonder if my Mom knew how to take that comment about her 10 year old), it’s easy to get caught in this trap. Does it sound familiar that the last…
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The Skills Gap: Putting the Spark Back in Manufacturing

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As I discussed in my Skills Gap research report, there is a significant disconnect between what companies need and what they have.  It is worrisome for our future if we cannot find a way to close this gap.  Of course, I have suggestions stemming from retention to hiring to training & development which I discussed in my recent Skills Gap article. However, what do we do about the fact that manufacturing and distribution careers don’t seem to attract top talent? Certainly, if you ask a college student about exciting and high-paying careers, most will talk about what’s reported on the news as…
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