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Although workers face a demanding labor market and jobs that require advanced skill sets, a new study shows that Americans fall below the global average when it comes to basic skills, including literacy and math.
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With no agreement on a spending bill in sight, the federal government shutdown — the first in nearly two decades — continues to take a toll on employees and economic output. Here’s a closer look at the thousands of workers affected by the shutdown.
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While most executives indicate that working from home helps promote productivity and drive employee retention, a majority also agree that telecommuting can limit upward career mobility, according to a new survey by recruitment firm Korn/Ferry. Read more

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Businesses that block their employees from using social networks at work may think they’re preventing employees from wasting valuable company time, but new research indicates that social media may actually boost worker productivity. Read more


Smaller firms are starting to rival – and even outpace – large companies when it comes to employee compensation growth, which may be due to the versatility and adaptability of small business amid a turbulent economic climate. Read more


Although manufacturing and STEM-related fields have experienced steady growth in recent years, the number of women in these sectors has been on the decline. What can be done to bring more female employees into the manufacturing industries? Read more


Many companies across the manufacturing sector are struggling to find the right employees for unfilled positions. While business activity in U.S. manufacturing remains strong, this shortage of workers with the appropriate technical skills and experience is hindering growth and may soon reach a critical level. How can manufacturers bridge the talent gap? Read more

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