34 million Americans are working from home at least part time. Virtual companies are deriving many advantages, and face new issues, when going virtual. Advantages include infrastructure cost savings and the ability to draw from a larger talent pool; challenges include client perception.
The article The Case, and the Plan, for the Virtual Company: How smart entrepreneurs are finding money and happiness in an office-free life by Max Chafkin, Inc.’s senior writer, discusses Inc. Magazine’s experiment in going virtual and various issues to consider. Read more »
Is now the right time to hire? from the Redfish Build Your Top Team Newsletter, April 2010
Hiring Projections 2010
According to a survey by CareerBuilders, twenty percent of employers anticipate increasing fulltime, permanent employers, which is up 14% over 2009. Positive economic indicators include the decrease in the jobs lost each month over the last several months. The main industries to be effected by the planned hiring increase are information technology, manufacturing, health care, transportation, financial services, professional and business services, and sales. While companies continue to watch their expenses, there are salary increases planned for existing staff according to the survey. However, the 2010 Salary Guide by Robert Half reports a small decline in the base compensation for many IT positions is slightly declining by an average of 1.3 percent next year. Read more »
Do you have the right employees to take advantage of the coming boom?
– by Barry Shamis
Good market. Bad market. Nothing has changed. It still remains that the only sustainable competitive advantage is the quality of your people.
No one knows when the current market problems will take a turn for the better. But, only a complete cynic believes that it won’t. Read more »
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