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Number of women landing jobs in oil, gas industry growing - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Number of women landing jobs in oil, gas industry growing - Pittsburgh Post Gazette | Global Organization Trends | Scoop.it
Number of women landing jobs in oil, gas industry growingPittsburgh Post GazetteThough she didn't set her sights on a career in energy when she enrolled at Pitt, Ms.
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How will a growing number of women in all aspects of the oil and gas industry change the industry? Not sure, but it will change and it will be a change for the better.
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Adecco sees European labour market bottoming out

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Business Times (subscription) Adecco sees European labour market bottoming out - The Business Times Business Times (subscription) ZURICH - Adecco, the world's largest staffing company, said there were signs austerity-ravaged markets in southern...

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The 10 Business Growing Pains that Social Media is Going Through Right Now | Social Media Today

The 10 Business Growing Pains that Social Media is Going Through Right Now | Social Media Today | Global Organization Trends | Scoop.it
Social marketing for brands is still in its infancy. As this recent IAB conference demonstrated, the industry's growing pains presents important business challenges for brands looking to take advantage of this powerful medium.
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Growth of micro-units will be slow in Boston - Bostonglobe

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Growth of micro-units will be slow in Boston
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“The talent war that we all talk about is a very real thing,” said Michael Glass, head of learning and organizational development at Vertex.
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When a community aims to be a center for young technology minded folks many factors come into play -- affordable housing is certainly a factor.  Boston is struggling with a few issues.  It may be interesting to see how the "quality of life" discussion evolves.  


If you were a 20 something how would you feel about 300 square feet (27.8 Square meters)?


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Growers and shrinkers - The Economist (blog)

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Growers and shrinkers
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MACAU will be the fastest growing economy this year, according to the latest estimates from our sister company, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
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If you are catching up on your reading over the Easter holiday, we will be posting some trend information that you may have missed. 

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Why Team Building can Backfire, and How to do Ensure it is a Worthwhile Investment. - Thursday, 28th February 2013 at 4Hoteliers

Why Team Building can Backfire, and How to do Ensure it is a Worthwhile Investment. - Thursday, 28th February 2013 at 4Hoteliers | Global Organization Trends | Scoop.it
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Thank you!  Thank you! Thank you!  


there are great experiences put there in team development....bit many team building activities are not among them.  Why?  A lack of understanding and appreciation for team development...and what goes into that process.


The big tale away fry this article will be the 3 types of team interventions:


1. Recreational - an opportunity for teams to play together.  It is mainly a social experience.  It's often best used as an icebreaker or a reward or an effort to provide easier conversation.


2. Educational:  now add learning and skill development to number 1


3. Developmental:  changing behavI or.


Each process becomes more difficult and challenging.   


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Vast majority of wage earners are working harder, and for not much more: Trends in U.S. work hours and wages over 1979–2007 | Economic Policy Institute

Vast majority of wage earners are working harder, and for not much more: Trends in U.S. work hours and wages over 1979–2007 | Economic Policy Institute | Global Organization Trends | Scoop.it
Annual work hours grew more among women (20.3 percent) than among men (4.4 percent) from 1979 to 2007. http://t.co/UVkxklKK
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This supports other research we have seen which shows average  US wages declining by 2-2.5% over the last few years.  Some of this is leading to resourcing - returning manufacturing and services to home countries like the United States.  However, if everyone is to win then progress must be sustainable and more than increased hours... real productivity - output per hour - must improve.  It is not enough to work harder the long distance winners are ALWAYS working smarter.


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Rise of the megacities - FT.com

Rise of the megacities - FT.com | Global Organization Trends | Scoop.it
Megacities’ change over time, from 1950 to today and
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Concern over lack of English language skills among Hong Kong students

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While Hong Kong has stressed bilingualism as a key goal, the city falls far behind Singapore in English literacy, with no remedy in sight (Interesting piece on how English level is declining in #HongKong.
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Human Capital Realities Pose Challenges Across the Globe - T+D

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Human Capital Realities Pose Challenges Across the Globe T+D "The high and growing mobility of executives, together with knowledge transfer, is one of the main challenges that Asian organizations face," says Avinash Chandarana, group learning and...
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Study: Nearly half are overqualified for their jobs - USA TODAY

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Study: Nearly half are overqualified for their jobs
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Vedder's findings are at odds with a report released last week by a pro-business public policy organization that seeks to boost financial aid for low-income students.
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Good data which will have an impact on education and work for some time to come.  However, there is another side to this story... talent selection systems which over qualify for positions - setting standards for employees which are above the actual requirements needed.

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7 Trends in Hospital-Employed Physician Compensation - Becker's Hospital Review

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7 Trends in Hospital-Employed Physician Compensation
Becker's Hospital Review
With those figures in mind, here are seven trends regarding hospital-employed physician compensation that have emerged over the past several years.
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The great Tsunami change continues to happen in healthcare.  Since 2000 the number of physicians employed by hospitals has gone from 5% to 25%.  The total of primary care physicians in employment situations is now at 40%. 



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The People Chase - Project Syndicate

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A deep understanding of, and respect for, what employees genuinely value is a vital step toward shaping an organization that attracts, motivates, and retains the best talent, at every level, in every location.
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The changing UK labour force and temporary workers

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Temporary working is on the rise in the UK with more and more businesses realising the benefits of scaling staffing requirements to fit their business performance. Matthew Sanders, CEO at de Poel takes a look at the changing UK labour market and how businesses and workers can benefit from this rise in temporary working.


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This is a continuation of the remaking of work in the Western world.  In 1995 William Bridges wrote JobShift a book that heralded the transition to a "job" less world.  Years later Fortune magazine produced a cover story announcing again the end of the job.   Not that work would go away, but that for a variety of reasons, the job a the unit of personal security and career would disappear. 


Much of that has come true - unfortunately the support systems, tax structures to aid that transition have been missing or behind in so many ways.  The struggle has been compounded by organizations themselves.  Failing to establish ways to think about an interim workforce as something more than "The Expendables" these businesses fail to understand the care and development these professionals need and desire.  The benefit to caring well for temps, interims, professionals for hire, etc. can produce great benefits for organizations.  


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College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies | NYTimes.com

College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies | NYTimes.com | Global Organization Trends | Scoop.it

The college degree is becoming the new high school diploma: the new minimum requirement, albeit an expensive one, for getting even the lowest-level job.

 

Consider the 45-person law firm of Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh here in Atlanta, a place that has seen tremendous growth in the college-educated population. Like other employers across the country, the firm hires only people with a bachelor’s degree, even for jobs that do not require college-level skills.

 

This prerequisite applies to everyone, including the receptionist, paralegals, administrative assistants and file clerks. Even the office “runner” — the in-house courier who, for $10 an hour, ferries documents back and forth between the courthouse and the office — went to a four-year school.

 

“College graduates are just more career-oriented,” said Adam Slipakoff, the firm’s managing partner. “Going to college means they are making a real commitment to their futures. They’re not just looking for a paycheck.”

 

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Just like inflation, this is simply a response to the growing demand for jobs in the market.

 

The sad part is that a college degree should not bar equally qualified people for these jobs because those degreed individuals are going to be looking for their next promotion within a few months of the hire. Whereas individuals with less job prospects may decide to hold on to their job longer thus saving companies money in training and hiring staff in addition to fostering a healthier corporate culture.

 

just sayin...

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Survey: Online Rudeness Growing - FOX News Radio

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Survey: Online Rudeness Growing · Social Media. It's a cut throat virtual world out there these days.
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80% of users experiencing an increase in online "rudeness".  


Most of our social psychology research told us this many years ago.  The greater peoples distanct from others, the more likely they are to do things which might be harmful.  The more they view their own actions as acceptable.  

 

The good news - the same thing that happened on the playground is happening in the online community - play nicely or no one will play with you.


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Middle America: Planning for Declining Midwestern Cities – 100% Solutions

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What once was an economically thriving steel, automobile, and manufactured parts region of the twentieth century, the modern Midwest landscape depicts a contrasting existence of abandoned factories, boarded up buildings, and deteriorating main...
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Brand loyalty trumped by customized customer service - Loyalty Marketing - BizReport

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Brand loyalty is being trumped by customized customer service experiences, according to a new consumer survey by inContact and Harris Interactive. The findings reveal that over half of consumers would switch brands based on customer service options.
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This is the perfect moment to mention... If you work on building a brand via marketing without building great service you are acting as an old Hollywood film set... a great facade on the outside, nothing on the inside. 


Branding is not overblown.  It is essential.  However, real branding means that your brand stands for something - it represents something bigger than the image.  Good branding is in fact creating such value that mere words cannot contain the power in your service. 


Here's an example


When you think of Coca Cola, it is likely you associate memories of good times throughout your life.  You see mental images triggered by the name.  I remember my Dad buying me a special Coke on a very hot day after very hard work in his vegetable garden.  The work was not memorable... until the Coke.  The Coke - which was slightly frozen - was a time of recognition.  From my Dad to me.  To this day, when I reflect on a Coca Cola,  I think of that day.  A good day with my Dad.  Coke does a lot of advertising.  Advertising did not make that memory, a good product did.


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Over-60s are told: go back to university and retrain - Telegraph

Over-60s are told: go back to university and retrain - Telegraph | Global Organization Trends | Scoop.it
People in their sixties should go to university to retrain because they will be expected to work for longer before retirement, the Government has suggested.
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Western countries may begin to do more of this... encouraging and supporting the Over 60 population to keep working.   There are more reasons for this than highlighted in this article but let's include those as well...


1.  By 2033 1 in 4 in the UK will be over 60.  That certainly means that the non working 60 pluser will be using more government resource unless they are working.  However, it also means


2.  Limits on immigration and a declining birth rate means not enough workers to fill jobs available.  That means there will be jobs for those with the skills to fill them.


3. Pensions and retirement savings have been drained during the Great Recession.  60 plusers will want the opportunity to make up lost ground.


4.  Healthcare improvements will lengthen the number of practical work years available to us all.


So, if you are over 50... what university will you be attending?




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Newsroom - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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The OECD highlights the need to address falling productivity, boost exports and promote green growth.  We may not run our country’s economy, but we can influence UK Government policy by acting faster, sharper and leaner in our businesses.  Here are just three ways to make this a reality:

  1. Take internal communication to a new level.  Relentlessly use a multi-media approach to remind everyone how open, two-way communication succeeds.
  2. Open up internal social media so that ideas are shared, debated freely and then acted on.
  3. Set a challenge to align all staff actions to your strategy and stop doing everything else.

Go on – don’t let the news of another fine in the Banking sector or NHS report dampen your energy and enthusiasm.  Excite, encourage and support your team to trust its judgement.  Keep your cash flow positive.  Assess international opportunities. Grow out of recession. 

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Worshipping The Plumbing - Social Media Is Going To Be Different In 2013

http://www.PaulColligan.com Paul only makes one prediction for 2013 - and that's that we, as an industry, are going to stop "worshipping the plumbing" and fi...
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Developing the Social Business...


Its becoming apparent to me one of the topics of the year will be developing the  Social Business... seeking ways to bring the connectedness of the real world into and a part of the internal business world.  The gap has been growing and has now reached a potential "snap back" as some businesses start to seek gap closure.  However, that will not last long if the discussion is "about the plumbing" as Paul Colligan suggests in this video.


One difference... Paul does not go far enough - a social business is about more than marketing - every process in the organization will need to become a social business if it is truly important that businesses need to be more innovative, collaborative, fast, and connected.  If not email and face to face meetings will do just fine.



Want to explore ways to move your organization development activities into the Social Business?


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Hooking up

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GLOBAL internet traffic continues to soar, according to new data from TeleGeography, a research firm (see chart). Over the past five years the amount of active...
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The emergence of a massive interdependent Asian region. 


"Intra-Asian connections have overtaken trans-Pacific ones, mirroring Asia’s economic “decoupling” from America."


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Will 'Chinese HR' Hamper US Companies? - CFO.com Magazine

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Will 'Chinese HR' Hamper US Companies?
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Why might Chinese organizations have a less-advanced and less strategically integrated approach to HR?
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A fascinating perspective. 


One of my trend suggestions a few years ago was an "Asian stall"  where  Chinese growth stalls due to a lack of the human resources needed to continue growth. Namely management talent.  However, what fascinates me is the double hit taking place... a limited number of skilled leaders combined with a predominance of a singular strategic approach...


Chinese organizations were more than two-and-a-half times more likely than U.S. ones to say that to a great or very great extent they followed a “low-cost-operator” approach


And... the "low cost operator" organizations are the largest organizations What does that imply?...This is where most Chinese managerial talent is developing. 


For me the question was: Could China develop the broad base of educated and experienced management needed to fullfill  talent demand at a sustained growth rate?  At some point China would stall.  Eventually effective managerial leadership supply would catch up. 


But then there is the double hit... as a "low cost operators" the broad base of managerial talent may challenge the shift now talking place.  Many global organizations are rethinking sourcing and China faces a need to diversify strategic approaches.  This will happen.  Its only a matter of time.


One last thought...  as Western organizations rushed to move operations that make and deliver to low cost operators -- what happened to our own managerial skills? 



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Social Media and Social Change: How Young People are Tapping into Technology

Social Media and Social Change: How Young People are Tapping into Technology | Global Organization Trends | Scoop.it

Today, 43% of the world’s population is 25 years old or younger. This young group is impatient and ready to change the world. Change for this generation “has everything to do with people and very little to do with political ideology,” according to a new global survey, Some 70% of young people believe that social media is a force for change, says the survey.


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HR leaders...thfuture the generation you must prepare for.

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Today, 43% of the world’s population is 25 years old or younger. 

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AP IMPACT: Recession, tech kill middle-class jobs - STLtoday.com

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AP IMPACT: Recession, tech kill middle-class jobs
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"The recessions have amplified the trend," says Goos, the Belgian economist.
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The number of middle class jobs that may be lost in the coming years is staggering.  The culprit: huge advances in technology.  However, some of this same technology may improve western competitiveness.  It is still too soon to call but the trend data is not good.

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