Tue.May 01, 2012

5 Reasons Why Traditional Employment is in Trouble

Kevin Wheeler

According to the U.S. Labor Department, 2.1 million people resigned their jobs in February, the most in any month since the start of the Great Recession. This is startling given that the economy is not strong and that millions are out of work. The natural inclination would seem to me to be to hunker down and hang on to the job you have, no matter how bad it is. That is what happened in previous recessions.

Pick of the Month: April 2012

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of the resources that I shared on Twitter and in my Pick of the Day in April. Note, for easy reference, all the resources in my daily Picks are collated monthly on my 2012 Reading List.

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Off to a good start

Doc Searls

Today is the official release date for The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge , my new book from Harvard Business Review Press. It’s been available from Amazon for the last couple of weeks , and is already doing well.

Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012

Jay Cross

GEORGE SIEMENS. APRIL 19, 2012. Remaking education in the image of our desires. The current generation of students will witness the remaking of our education system. Education faces enormous pressure. It’s much, much bigger. MORE >> DAVID WEINBERGER. APRIL 24, 2012.

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Take off those rose coloured glasses

Harold Jarche

Training is only 5% of organizational learning , but for a long time this small slice has been the primary focus of most Learning & Development (L&D) departments. The other 95% was just taken care of by the informal networks in the organization.

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