Category Archives: Job Retention

Retaining Ohio jobs is a key to improving the economy

Do You Know: Will You Be Ready for Your Workplace Changes?

I read an article this week on determining training needs for incumbent workers. While the article presented the management responsibilities on this issue, I believe it is really a shared responsibility. Think about your workplace. Has your job changed over … Continue reading

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How Do You Get Your Christmas Tree?

As we celebrate the holiday season, we want to consider a business that has used Christmas trees to break paradigms and provide employment. For most people, getting a Christmas tree involves going to a lot to purchase or cut a … Continue reading

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – Another Look

The promise of jobs is still the rallying cry of politicians. “We are going to bring back jobs in _______” (fill in the blank with whichever industry or region they are trying to rally.) Yet the jobs they promise never … Continue reading

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The Promise of Jobs – Does it Require Unions?

Every politician and candidate sings the same mantra, “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”. It is what voters want to hear, but accomplishing the goal takes both long-term planning and a willingness to make tough choices, abilities candidates seem to lose after they … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Trends in Labor-Management Relations, 2017 – Part Two

A couple of weeks ago we began to take a look at some of the trends we see coming in 2017 for labor-management relations and collective bargaining. This time we want to continue to look at these issues and the … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Trends in Labor-Management Relations, 2017 – Part One

The most popular post on our blog in 2016 dealt with trends in Labor-Management relations and collective bargaining. Since its publication in March 2004 it has been one of the most often read articles every year. It is time to … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Raising Pay and Providing Training Helps The Bottom Line?

Companies are often reluctant to invest in employees. Training is one of the first areas to be slashed when budgets tighten and is often one of the last to be restored. Fortunately, some employers have begun to realize the value … Continue reading

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CALMC Membership Meeting – What is the Economic Outlook for Central Ohio

Last week we hosted our Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee membership meeting. In addition to electing members to the Board of Trustees, attendees heard a presentation from Dr. Bill LaFayette, Owner of Regionomics. This firm focuses on community level economics, as … Continue reading

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Did You Know: 25% of Millennial Employees Plan To Leave Their Jobs This Year?

We have written earlier blog posts about millennial employees and the factors that contribute to their job satisfaction. Now, those factors may be leading to large-scale job change. This week, a Business Insider article reported a recent survey that found … Continue reading

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Do You Know: What Impact Will Millennials Have on Unions?

We have written previous entries about the workplace changes brought about by increasing numbers of millennials in the workforce. We have looked at the factors that affect their workplace satisfaction and retention. This time, we want to consider their impact … Continue reading

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