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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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Back to School – How Is the Labor-Management Relationship?

As summer comes to an end, students and staff head back to school. Most school districts in Central Ohio have already opened, while others around the country are preparing to begin their academic year. When they do, what kind of … Continue reading

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Did You Know: We are Halfway Through 2016

On July 1, we passed the half-way point of 2016. You may have begun the new year with the usual resolutions, but we are not going to dwell on those. It is time, however, to look at what has happened … 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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Another Look at Millennials in The Workplace

A few weeks ago we wrote about the disconnect between managers and employees classified in as Millennials, ages 18-35. We know people in this age group look at things differently than more veteran employees, but we may not realize the … Continue reading

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Did You Know: It Costs More to Replace Employees Than to Retain Them?

Have you noticed more “Help Wanted” signs in your community? Here in Columbus more and more businesses are hiring, seeking a range of positions from entry level to highly skilled professionals. I hope the hiring is due to expanding employment, … Continue reading

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Do You Know: What Do Half of the Electricians in Columbus Have in Common, and What it Means to Your Employer?

Our recent CALMC Membership Meeting featured organizations that provide extensive training programs for their employees. While many employers have significantly scaled back or eliminated training, the four organizations we highlighted have recognized the importance of having a trained workforce. Our … Continue reading

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