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Work Force Challenges in 2011

  • Work Force Challenges in 2011-

    Employers will continue to search for ways to cut costs. Labor costs and health care insurance will be the biggest targets. While employers struggle to keep these two line items in check, they will be forced to address the need to remain competitive. Cutting too much will drive employees out—potentially into the hands of competitors; cut too little and employers will watch their bottom line erode. Employers will struggle to keep the balance.

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Work Force Challenges in 2011

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    Employers will continue to search for ways to cut costs. Labor costs and health care insurance will be the biggest targets. While employers struggle to keep these two line items in check, they will be forced to address the need to remain competitive. Cutting too much will drive employees out—potentially into the hands of competitors; cut too little and employers will watch their bottom line erode. Employers will struggle to keep the balance.

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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