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Initiatives to Build Skills for New Jobs

While I’ve been at CALMC there have been significant swings in the Central Ohio job market. We have seen periods where jobs have been plentiful and others of high unemployment. In either case, it is important to plan for ways … Continue reading

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2018 – Trends Impacting Labor, Management, and the Workplace in 2018 – Part One

Every year, one of the most read posts on our blog predicts trends in Labor-Management relations and collective bargaining. A couple of weeks ago, we reviewed on our ideas for 2017. This week, we will begin to look at the … Continue reading

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An Example of the Declining Middle Class

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the concerns of bus drivers Columbus, Ohio about the threat of driverless vehicles. Their concerns centered on the potential loss of hundreds of well-paying jobs of bus drivers and other employees and … Continue reading

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Did You Know: You Can Make the Difference for Your Team

When working with new teams, we sometimes encounter sceptics. They tell us a team process cannot work in their environment, often because of someone, generally on the other side, who will not support the process. Making real systemic change is … Continue reading

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Did You Know: How Do Uber and the Sharing Economy Impact Workers (and Unions)?

Have you been reading about the conflict between Uber and its workers? It has the potential to be one of the more interesting labor-management stories this year. Unfortunately, it’s not about labor-management cooperation. I will admit I’ve never taken an … Continue reading

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What Impacts Your Job Satisfaction?

What factors are most important to your job satisfaction? Look at the following 6 factors and rate them in terms of their significance to you.   Performing Meaningful Work High Pay Sense of Accomplishment Challenging Work High Level of Self-Expression … Continue reading

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Go Big or Go Home

What does engaging employees really require? If you want to get the most from the process, it takes a full commitment to involving employees in decision making and creating systemic change. Anything less is not really engagement. A few years … Continue reading

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Labor Day – Remembering the Importance of Workers and Unions

As I am writing this, it is Labor Day in the United States. The holiday is supposed to celebrate the contribution of American workers to the success of the nation. In doing so, we also should remember the role of … Continue reading

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How Does Your Organization Share Information?

Information is one of the most valuable commodities in any organization. It is critical to ongoing success and growth. It enables us to understand the present and plan for the future. Unfortunately, it is often treated as a secret. We … Continue reading

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