What Happened to the Trades?

It seems that the Millenials and Generation Xers are not particularly interested in exploring careers in the trades.  Machinists, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, construction workers, etc. There is plenty of need for these skilled workers, with employers doing everything they can think of to attract candidates. Even the training institutions seem to be having a hardContinue reading “What Happened to the Trades?”

State and Local Laws Taking Control

  It is becoming very difficult to keep up with the legislative changes in workplace laws, given the current trend for the feds to step back and let the states and municipalities set the law specific to their jurisdictions. This is especially problematic for multi-state employers (those with operations in multiple states). But even employersContinue reading “State and Local Laws Taking Control”

What I have Learned in Part-time Employment

In a previous blog re: my portfolio career in retirement, which includes traditional part-time employment, volunteering and freelance “gigs”, I related that I am finding part-time work to be very enjoyable.  As opposed to my original full-time HR and consulting career, I do not bring the job home with me. It is less stressful while still providing aContinue reading “What I have Learned in Part-time Employment”