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Within this section you will find a wealth of additional information, commentary and links that we have collected surrounding the workforce demographics, retirement, the experience gap and other related items. They had all been published on our blog ‘The Battle For Experience’ but we have republished them all here - and will continue to do so. Why not register for updates via Twitter or RSS

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Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back

Been saying this for years – and I get particularly pissed off by those people on their huxter soapboxes the Presidential campaign trail that say any different. We need to think and work differently now. Here’s the problem: Whether or not those manufacturing jobs could have been saved, they aren’t coming back, at least not most of them. How do we know? Because in recent years, factories have been coming back, but the jobs haven’t. [ Source : Five Thirty Eight ] This article has been cross-posted from Beyond Bridges

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The Future of Work Needs To Be About People

I believe in the newly emerging Future of Work – but I believe it should be right for the people. Uber – and others – seem to be manipulating loopholes and law to suit their purposes. They fit into the category of Jeremy Heiman’s New Power Model – with Old Power Values. The California Labor Commission ruled against Uber based on a decision from 1991, when taxi drivers had sued to be considered employees of a taxi company. Back then, the Commission ruled that the drivers were definitely employees, because “their work is the basis for [the cab company’s] business.” The … Continue reading The Future of Work Needs To Be About People

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Why Email Is NOT Obsolete

Why Email Should Become Obsolete – wrote Business Insider. … well that is their opinion – or at least the opinion of Don Tapscott. I think he is wrong. VERY wrong. Not to say that email doesn’t have its own set of challenges, which is why it is evolving – and changing – and morphing … but trust me – it isn’t going away … And before you cry – wait Social Media, Facebook messaging , Twitter DMs, SMS ….  EXACTLY. For you to communicate with people on this world of walled gardens – you are being asked to install app after … Continue reading Why Email Is NOT Obsolete

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Mind The Gap

Around the time I was asked to con- tribute to this section, I had had two com- pletely unrelated conversations with senior executives (one in the oil industry and one in banking), but, in both conversations, pretty much the same thing was said: “I am not sure exactly when I am going to finally retire, but it will not be so far off.” My ques- tion was, “who will replace you—is there a plan?” In both conversations, the answer was, “I have no idea, and it doesn’t seem like there is a plan.” It didn’t stop there. The thing is, … Continue reading Mind The Gap

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The Race To The Bottom

Well now – here is an interesting read ….of course it was bound to happen – the race to the bottom always does ….. but flipping it around a bit – not surprising …. people that understand the QUALITY of connections versus the QUANTITY of connections are vastly out numbered. I know LinkedIN does what it can to advise this very specifically – but it doesn’t stop the flow. My goodness – there are even ‘LION’s out there – who keep pinging us …. and in case you are wondering what that is – A ‘LinkedIn Open Networker’ – someone … Continue reading The Race To The Bottom

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Enough Already – Redux

This post was originally written for and published on ODesk. It so caught the imaginations of the readership that though the number of views for the post was in line with expectations at ODesk – the commentaries were off the charts. Some people even went on to reblog and or ‘Scoop It’, like Mary Ellen Ferris. Of course – over here at Expert Alumni, we weren’t too surprised. The ‘Pay, Purpose, Play mantra that we have been expounding on for a while now makes a lot of sense, and once people start to understand it – then the maths just … Continue reading Enough Already – Redux

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The Flip Side

Remember this post yesterday ? It was all about how Marisa Meyer has decided that no one at Yahoo will be able to work from home / telecommute etc …. Life is changing at Yahoo. Many pundits are writing pieces about it being the wrong / bad decision or the right / good decision. I fall into the camp of huh ? And I fall into it since every single company that I know of are downsizing their offices, reducing costs by having people work at home. In fact one of the core things that people talk about in ‘Future … Continue reading The Flip Side

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