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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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Our Energy Challenge. Crisis or Opportunity?

Energy 2021 considers whether it is ‘crisis’ or ‘opportunity’ that the petroleum industry is facing as it looks at the mass exodus of people, loss of experience and competencies, dramatically reduced budgets, ongoing volatility, and shrinking supply chain. It defines the current state of the industry from an economic and demographic perspective and offers potential solutions to the structural changes that are currently occurring in the industry. The experts at Pink Petro, KCA and gleXnet have partnered to develop this thought capital in two parts. This first part includes the summary. The detailed results will be available in October for purchase. … Continue reading Our Energy Challenge. Crisis or Opportunity?

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Is Silicon Valley A Laggard In Best Workplace Practice ?

Spoiler Alert … Possibly. But there is some light.     Those of you without their heads under rocks will know that there is a movement afoot in the modern enterprise called BYOD. It has been around for some 7 years. It started a while back as the Enterprise found increasing numbers of people wandering into their offices with their Blackberry, iPhone, Droid, iPad, <name-your-device-of-choice> accessories, and demanding network access. Wikipedia has this to say. [ my emphasis ]. The term BYOD first entered common use in 2009, courtesy of Intel when it recognized an increasing tendency among its employees to bring … Continue reading Is Silicon Valley A Laggard In Best Workplace Practice ?

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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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Portfolio Life

Delighted to report see our very own Jon Glesinger writing about The Future of Work over at BizCatalyst360. We hope you like what he has to say – but as a regular reader of this blog, you will recognize some of the themes. I believe that there are three key factors in Portfolio Life – Pay, Purpose and Play. Pay: we all need money and cash rewards for our efforts. Purpose: we need to be fulfilled, whether helping inner city kids to read, helping in a disaster area or so many other ways that we can improve the lives of … Continue reading Portfolio Life

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Succession Planning Crisis – An Elephant in the Management Suite

This just caught my eye Despite the known and associated challenges of recruiting skilled workers not a single hand was raised when I asked the following questions: How many organizations have identified the risk of loss for critical employees/positions? How many organizations have identified the competencies required in critical positions? Oh my goodness – for the full context – read the full article here … from our friends at The Perfect Labor Storm.

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Millions Set To Retire on Less Than The Minimum Wage

This is something we picked up on recently. Scary data when you read it. And of course, though the article has a UK focus, we KNOW that this is a global problem. And you do to. The question is – are you going to be one of the haves – or have nots ? More than six million of the UKs over 50s will live on less than the minimum wage in retirement, a new survey has found. According to the State of Retirement Report from LV=, the number of people who rely on the state pension solely for an … Continue reading Millions Set To Retire on Less Than The Minimum Wage

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Dont Send That Email. Pick up the Phone! – Anthony Tjan – Harvard Business Review

A new year resolution for use all – are you guilty ? Dont Send That Email. Pick up the Phone! – Anthony Tjan – Harvard Business Review. Some simple rules applied : 1. It is hard to get the EQ (emotional intelligence) right in email. The biggest drawback and danger with email is that the tone and context are easy to misread. In a live conversation, how one says something, with modulations and intonations, is as important as what they are saying. With email it is hard to get the feelings behind the words. 2. Email and text often promote … Continue reading Dont Send That Email. Pick up the Phone! – Anthony Tjan – Harvard Business Review

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Emails That Could Get You FIRED

I know in the ‘portfolio lifestyle’ – firing has a different connotation – but the rules are JUST as applicable. For example, the first one we all know – don’t we ? ALL-CAPPED email. Using all uppercase letters is considered CYBER SHOUTING (and you could be fired for it). As an alternative, use asterisks to emphasize key words. “Bob and I had a *wonderful* time at the company reception last night.” Read The Full Post ‘Emails That Could Get You FIRED’ here

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