Work Force Challenges in 2011 - Slide 3

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As employees become more confident of an improving economy, many will bail. Pent up frustrations with cuts in pay and benefits, watching fellow employees lose their jobs and fatigue due to working more with less will push workers to begin searching for greener pastures. At the same time, employers' star performers will be targeted by external recruiters for poaching. As business improves, key staff will be needed and those unprotected and unappreciated stars will become vulnerable and open to a recruiter’s pitch.

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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