Work Force Challenges in 2011 - Slide 10

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As more older and higher-paid workers get pink slips while the unemployed struggle to find jobs, more will turn to the courts for remedy. Watch for more age discrimination and wrongful discharge suits. In addition, as more contingent workers are hired, more claims around worker misclassifications will occur, putting a chill on future hiring.

Despite the improving economy, we’ll continue to struggle with difficult work force challenges in 2011, as companies find themselves dealing with such problems as disengaged employees, skills atrophy and worker resentment.

That forecast comes from Rick Dacri, a human resources consultant and author of the book, "Uncomplicating Management." Don Tennant spoke with Dacri recently, and he provided 10 predictions on what to expect in the realm of work force management in the coming year.

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