MADE IN JAPAN—WE THOUGHT

Business globalization’s irreversibility continues to amaze and sometimes, confuse.  The international automobile market is a prime illustration.  Andy Sharp reports on it in Bloomberg Businessweek (“Japan’s Hottest New Export Market: Japan” 9/17/12–9/23/12, pp. 15–16): “At the Shibaura Chuo auto showroom … Continue reading

WE CAN BE MATCHMAKERS

Last month, Jonathan Rothwell, Senior Research Associate and Associate Fellow with the Brookings Institution, released a report analyzing unemployment with respect to job openings versus required educational credentials (“Education, Job Openings, and Unemployment in Metropolitan America”).  The findings were quite … Continue reading

TAKING CARE OF THE WHOLE EMPLOYEE

Companies continue to realize how important talent acquisition and retention are to organizational success.  Based on that understanding, many employers are intensifying their investment in the holistic care of that talent.  Employee assistance programs (EAPs), wellness programs, paid time off, … Continue reading