December 26, 2011

Why We Need to Hire Fewer and Fewer People

Why We Need to Hire Fewer and Fewer People

Dr. Ira S. Wolfe

Dr. Ira S. Wolfe

By Ira S Wolfe

With an election year approaching and unemployment still high, lots of lip service and media ink are being wasted on ways to fix the jobless recovery. What a crock of $#!%.

While it is unquestionably heart-breaking to see good, hard-working, well-intentioned people become victims of corporate greed and negligent governance, much of the responsibility for getting a job (and keeping it) should fall on the shoulders of the individual and that includes individual executives and business owners. (more…)

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February 7, 2011

Jobless Recovery: Human Capital Utilization

Jobless Recovery: Human Capital Utilization

Robert Teal, CCP, CBP

Robert Teal

By Robert Teal, CCP, CBP

 

For some time now, indications are that the current economic recovery, which is slowly taking place, will be a “jobless” recovery. By that it is meant that jobs lost in the downturn will not reappear or will reappear in significantly less numbers than prior to the recession. If this is the case, the recession of 2009 will be the third such jobless recovery since 1990. The first and second jobless recoveries occurred in 1991 and 2001 respectively. Prior to 1991 recession-recovery cycles resulted in as many jobs being created as were lost and in some case, excess jobs were produced.  According to The Economist online, the current recovery is following the same path that the prior jobless recoveries of 1991 and 2001 took: a permanent loss of jobs.

To be perfectly clear, it is not the role of private business to create jobs. Jobs are created in the business sector only when a valid business need requires to be fulfilled. (more…)

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