As the U.S. presidential election draws closer and the policy discussions and debate continue at a brisk pace, we’re examining the connection between public policy and talent. The gap between talent supply and demand is growing in this country. By now you know the issues and perhaps have experienced them firsthand: Shortages in skilled workers; a graying workforce; increasing competition for talent on a global scale; and a relatively short shelf-life for technical skills, making it difficult, but imperative, for workers in all types of jobs to keep up. America’s competitive advantage is also slipping. In the past five years, the U.S. has fallen from first to seventh place in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report.
Posted by Steve Kraus on July 28, 2011
By now, many of the executives I talk with, both in HR and Finance, have realized that health care reform isn’t going away — and by health care reform I don’t mean simply the “poster child” Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA). Heath care is changing on many fronts, from clinical science to information technology to Medicare and FDA transformation to the very way doctors, hospitals, insurers and patients interact. Every employer is impacted and the issue goes well beyond the compliance aspect of reform that garnered so much attention last year.