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Economics Employment

Personal Connections vs. Artificial Intelligence

I am seeing a great disconnect between many people looking for work and many recruiters. Recruiters love to talk about Artificial Intelligence and how it’s really helping them find more employees. There are tons of articles about AI and how it’s affecting recruiting and the workforce, including this article about how AI is influencing performance […]

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Economics Employment

The bull in the retail shop

Retail sales closed out 2017 in a strong fashion, and it’s possible that the demise of brick and mortar retail has been a bit overstated. Nonetheless, e-commerce has been up while brick and mortar retail has been spotty, at best, this year. One area for growth this year? Fulfillment centers, or warehouses. We often hear […]

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Economics Employment

Shh! The U.S. will soon be the No. 1 manufacturing country in the world

The U.S. is poised to surpass China by 2020 and become the No. 1 most competitive manufacturing country in the world. According to a study by the Council on Competitiveness, the U.S. has moved up from the fourth most competitive manufacturing country in the world to third in 2013 and second in 2016. According to […]

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Economics Employment Politics

Why pass-through businesses matter

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson made headlines a few weeks ago when he threatened to vote against the Republican-sponsored tax overhaul. The Republicans in the Senate needed to take seriously any Republican who said he or she would oppose the bill, because they have a razor-thin majority and could allow no more than two defections. Johnson […]

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Economics Employment

HR managers should earn more than CFOs

Part of the reason I decided to join the world of staffing and recruiting was because I realized how important it is to invest in people. In a period of four years, I was promoted from a worker bee who managed no one to a regional director overseeing 55 employees. As I was promoted, I […]