Most entrepreneurs feel they work too much, yet a majority would rather outsource certain assignments than turn to their own employees to get the job done, according to a survey conducted by The Alternative Board.
Like many other businesses, start-ups are hiring, but executives indicate that the most challenging part of filling positions is finding candidates with the right skills, according to a new study by Silicon Valley Bank. A significant amount of executives polled are looking for workers with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills.
Much as Silicon Valley became the center of the tech revolution, many manufacturing firms are beginning to cluster in key regions, bolstering advanced manufacturing and setting a path for the future. Read more
Plus: Economic Indicators Improve, Factory Output Increases, Obama Urges Manufacturing Tax Breaks and Jobless Claims Continue Falling. Read more
In the aftermath of the recession, we have the opportunity to truly change the way business is done. While ideas like reversing offshoring and rethinking the 9-to-5 schedule aren’t new, it’s surprising that they haven’t been widely embraced by industrial pros, considering their benefits. In fact, the following five ideas could set new standards.