Category Archives: Trends

How Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods Will Impact Retail

June 23, 2017   

For several years, Amazon has been attempting to get into the food business but with little success. More recently, they have also been exploring storefront retail outlets but with more success (e.g., Amazon Go stores are not ubiquitous, but they have been proven viable for the company). With Amazon’s purchase of Whole Food, however, it now […]

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Optimism is High Among Workers: Leverage It!

May 6, 2017   

By now, anyone working in the talent management sector has encountered more than their share of depressing headlines about workplace engagement. Yes, we know…it’s at an all time low. What many people don’t realize is that workplace engagement has been sluggish for nearly two decades across sectors. Low levels of workplace engagement among Millennial workers […]

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France Regulates After Hours Work Email

January 9, 2017   

Last week, the English-language media was abuzz with what appeared to be a new law banning email messages after hours in France. To some extent, the widespread reports were true, but there was also a lot of misinformation circulating in the English media too. First, there was no new legislation passed. The news was old […]

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A Simulated Plane Crash Boosts Morale

January 9, 2017   

If you’re looking for a way to boost both morale and team building skills, there is now a new option. Get everyone at the office together and head over to Survival Systems USA. The company traditionally offered training for people who may in fact be likely to find themselves in scenarios where they need to […]

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Sharing Economy Growth

December 19, 2016   

As 2016 comes to a close, Talent Management 360 is offering detailed insights into some of the year’s top news stories and speculating on how these stories will likely continue to impact talent management in the coming year. The fifth article in our series examines the continued growth of the sharing economy. Five years ago, […]

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Migrants and the Changing Talent Pool

December 11, 2016   

As 2016 comes to a close, Talent Management 360 is offering detailed insights into some of the year’s top news stories and speculating on how these stories will likely continue to impact talent management in the coming year. The first article in our series examines one of 2016’s most devastating events: the ongoing migrant crisis. […]

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The Higher Pay Payback

October 17, 2016   

It is widely acknowledged that service industry jobs have the highest churn rate of any job occupation. Why? While part of the problem is the demographic (historically, many service industry jobs were held by teens and people in their early twenties), increasingly, these jobs are held by adults but still produce high churn rates, because […]

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The Slow Rise of Telecommuting

October 11, 2016   

With ever-increasing mobility and digital connectedness in the 21st century, there are many who dream about offices just fading away entirely. Will it happen? As it stands now, most people still head into the office for the daily work routine. It hasn’t caught on nearly as quickly as everyone thought it would, but it’s interesting […]

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How Companies Drive Social Change

September 24, 2016   

During the Ebola crisis, a surprising leader emerged, and it was not Doctors Without Borders, the WHO or the Red Cross. Rather, it was Firestone—a company better known for manufacturing tires. What Firestone did was respond quickly and effectively to the first signs of the Ebola outbreak, put appropriate checks in place to identify potential […]

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Fewer PhDs Can Benefit Business

September 16, 2016   

Today, many graduate schools are watching something unfold that they have not seen in decades: declining interest in graduate programs. The latest national data, released just last week by the Council of Graduate Schools, indicates that there has been a 4.3 percent decrease in applicants to graduate schools over the past year. But what does […]

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