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‘Crowdcruiting’ — hiring managers doing more with less

With reduced recruiting staff and diminished finances, companies will need to be as efficient as possible. One of the gurus of recruiting, Peter Weddle, has coined the term “crowdcruiting,” which suggests drawing on under-utilized employer resources as an alternative to burning out current recruiting staffs. These tactics include asking the employees to help with recruiting… Continue Reading ‘Crowdcruiting’ — hiring managers doing more with less

Prompted by the lack of money to spend on vacations, people around the world will turn to agri-entertainment and agri-tourism – new, highly consumer-focused types of agriculture. These areas might offer additional options for diversification and add stability to farm incomes. To attract these tourists, farmers have invented a variety of “entertainment farming” options. Many… Continue Reading Agri-tourism and agri-entertainment on the rise

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Consumer-driven to save money

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The group change:healthcare is a leading edge informatics company created to help individuals and employers save money on health care expenses. If you knew you could get the same procedure or service for hundreds or perhaps thousands of dollars less than what your physician or hospital charges, you could certainly make a more informed decision… Continue Reading Consumer-driven to save money

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Each year at this time, The Herman Group issues its annual forecast. This year, once more, we offer you our full forecast for the coming year:
1. Certain skill sets continue to be in short supply. Despite the global economic slowdown and massive layoffs, certain skill sets are in short supply. All but the most short-sighted employers will continue to respect talented workers in all fields for their contributions. Continue Reading 2009 work force/workplace forecast focuses on taking care of employees

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According to a report from the International Organization for Migration, “people are becoming increasingly mobile … to meet the social and economic challenges of globalization.” The major factor is their search for employment.
The World Migration Report 2008 states “human mobility has become a life choice, driven by disparities in demography, income, and employment opportunities across and within regions.” There are more than 200 million international migrants in the world today. Continue Reading Human mobility focuses light on challenges of global work force

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Addressing childhood obesity to build ROI

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Childhood obesity (including being overweight) has arrived at epidemic levels.
Globally, an estimated 22 million children under the age of 5 are overweight; 10 percent of those ages 5 to 17 are overweight or obese.
During the last two decades, annual obesity prevalence rates in the 5-to-17 age group have increased by 0.5 percent per year in Brazil, and by almost 1 percent per year in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Continue Reading Addressing childhood obesity to build ROI

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For years, the United States held the position as “the leader of the free world.” Now, when we look at various current statistics, it is difficult to make that case.
The United States has fallen behind in some key areas that are critical to its competitiveness on the world stage.
For years, we have reported about the deficits in the U.S. system of education, especially compared to other countries. Continue Reading The leader of the free world has been stumbling a lot

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Skin in the employment game

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Pop culture icons like Brad Pitt and Goldie Hawn have recently acquired tattoos, as have more than 70 percent of National Basketball Association players.
Thus, it is no wonder that more than 32 percent of young people ages 25 to 29 and 25 percent of folks ages 30 to 39 have followed suit, according to Harris Interactive, 2008. Continue Reading Skin in the employment game

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Spending time outdoors is where we find our element

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A poll was conducted by the new “Open Air” Magazine regarding our preferences for being outside, activities we prefer and with whom we prefer to do them.
Some of the data were expected. Other data reflect surprising answers. Continue Reading Spending time outdoors is where we find our element

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In his landmark monograph released earlier this year, Professor John Alexander of the U.S. Joint Special (Military) Operations University outlines the threat of ignoring the widespread political and social unrest in Central and South America. Continue Reading In a global society, there’s danger in being ignorant

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