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The Rules of Retention

Chart Your Course

As a result, QuikTrip was expanding with new stores and larger projects during the recession, while other low-cost retailers were closing stores and announcing layoffs. Employee dissatisfaction is on the rise, especially among entry-level and mid-level employees. A recent study from Dale Carnegie Training found that only 23 percent (that’s one in four!) of non-management workers reported being engaged at their current job.

Prepare for the New Permanent Temp

Harvard Business Review

Their greatest human capital concerns have shifted. Workflows and innovation initiatives have been artfully reorganized around "projects" to facilitate faster, cheaper and easier contingent participation. Just ask anyone working in the health care, financial services, automobile, retail, media, publishing, education, advertising, real estate or defense industries. And higher education isn''t offering the human capital cure. Economy Hiring Human resources

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The Growing Business of Marijuana

Harvard Business Review

Technology, marketing, retail, HVAC, construction, and manufacturing pros. billion in 2013 – up about 15% from the year before, according to our 2013 Marijuana Business Factbook. Earlier this year, we projected that sales will hit $6 billion by 2018. Like any industry, the medical cannabis sector needs everything from lawyers and accountants to human resources professionals, insurance specialists, and consultants. Sandal-clad hippies in tie-dye shirts.

A New Model for Innovation in Big Companies

Harvard Business Review

According to my current research at Harvard on innovation models in global companies across diverse sectors, these types of projects fail between 70% and 90% of the time.This should be a deeply troubling, motivating statistic. And it’s one that stems from a very human problem in most big organizations. There are lots of things that can be done in large organizations but simply aren’t because nobody has the time or resources.”