Category Archives: industrial relations

Let the summer be of green shoots

Getting ready to surf positive trends As colleges matriculate approximately 1.8 million individuals into the economy, the unemployment rate for young people under 25 remains daunting.[1] However, despite previous quarters, there is upward momentum in hiring for this demographic with … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Jungle!

Much attention has been placed on the slowdown and the retreat in the hiring rate. There are multiple analyses which point to a continued slowdown which will persist for several years, if not only 2009 alone. Now that businesses have … Continue reading

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Getting access to the Best Young People

Cam Marston’s 2007 essay on reaching the best and brightest young people for jobs, has influenced me very much during the design of Next Acropolis. I recommend you take a look at it, on page 6 of the National Association … Continue reading

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Luzzo's Four Platforms, and the Collaborative Spirit

Darrel Anthony Luzzo’s Futurist Essay introduces the main themes of NACE’s Looking Glass. He sketches out a short look at the four key ideas that comprise the future of recruiting: 1. the need for a collaborative spirit between colleges and … Continue reading

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British Industry Titans Sound Off: Business must cultivate students

The Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland states that if businesses require more science, technology, engineering and science (STEM) graduates, they’ve got to stimulate more students to come into their disciplines. It makes sense that if industries as diverse … Continue reading

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The Defense Sector Faces the Onset of Brain Drain

It’s not the fact that the US graduates 2.5 times the number of engineers it had in the 1940’s – it’s that the rest of the private sector also needs them. This article from the Baltimore Sun illustrates the challenge … Continue reading

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South Florida Firms, Large and Small, Consider Moving

The talent crisis is beginning to affect South Florida’s technology nexus. The old debate gets rephrased. Executives complain that universities don’t produce talent. Then when you interview the university presidents, they complain that the companies don’t hire their graduates. New … Continue reading

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