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New Study by Oxford Economics and SAP finds companies lack strategy and solutions to engage and manage an increasingly global, diverse and contingent workforce.


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New Study by Oxford Economics and SAP finds companies lack strategy and solutions to engage and manage an increasingly global, diverse and contingent workforce.

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The Looming Talent Crisis: Research Shows Companies Unprepared for Future of Work

New Study by Oxford Economics and SAP finds companies lack strategy and solutions to engage and manage an increasingly global, diverse and contingent workforce.

More Commercial Real Estate Execs Expect To Increase Capital Spending Amid Tepid Economic Growth In 2014

The KPMG survey was completed from February through April 2014 and reflects the responses of 100 senior commercial real estate executives from the United States.

Green Infrastructure For Better Communities

Green infrastructure systems are often more cost-effective than outmoded models of grey infrastructure—a term used for the concrete tunnels created to move water—and also provide far more benefits for both people and the environment.

Spending On Smart Grid Technologies Will Total Nearly $600 Billion From 2014 Through 2023

Intelligence is being distributed to the edges of the grid, according to report from Navigant Research.

US Microgrid Capacity Will Exceed 1.8GW By 2018

New microgrid customers will include cities, communities and public institutions.

Industrial Products M&A Activity Surges In Second Quarter

Average deal value rises substantially, and cross-border deals picking up as risk tolerance rises. Financial investors are also playing greater role in Industrial Products M&A activity.

Satellite Study Reveals Parched U.S. West Using Up Underground Water

This study is the first to quantify the amount that groundwater contributes to the water needs of western states.

In New Report, Boards Voice Concerns Over Risks

Report: "Concerns About Risks Confronting Boards" provides perspectives from public, private, not-for-profit and private equity-owned company boards.

CFOs See Technology Tools, Delegating As Top Time Management Strategies

Thirty-five percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) said they find that working efficiently comes from taking greater advantage of technology; another 35 percent said delegating more responsibilities is the secret to maximizing work hours.

New Report Examines How To Create Manufacturing Jobs

UVa Miller Center's Milstein Commission has released a report on creating manufacturing Jobs; report is first in a series on restoring middle-class jobs.

Global Market For Smart Cities To Reach $1,265.85 Billion By 2019

The manufacturers in the U.S. are investing more in smart meters and smart grids to provide an excellent foundation for smart city programs.

FM Global Ranks Nations By Supply Chain Resilience

New Resilience Index is the only online, interactive tool to display data on country-by-country susceptibility to supply chain risk.

Employees Place High Standards On Employers’ Environmental Practices

Nearly one-quarter of respondents of new TD Bank Environmental Attitudes Survey said they would refuse a job if they disagreed with the organization's sustainable impact.

Small Business Owners Grade Their States For Business Friendliness

Thumbtack.com surveyed 12,632 small businesses across the United States. The survey asked questions about the friendliness of states and cities toward small businesses.

PwC Survey Finds Majority Of Investors Consider Sustainability Issues

Largest institutions most likely to consider climate change, resource scarcity and social responsibility in their investment strategies, according to new data from PwC's Investor Resource Institute

Confidence Growing Among Manufacturing And Logistics Workers

Job security and economic outlook within the manufacturing and logistics sectors on the upswing according to a recent survey from Randstad.

Survey: Government Economic Development Needs Improvement

In the Crowe Horwath LLP and Governing Institute study, government leaders revealed that the lack of modern technology and processes creates problems, such as uncoordinated strategies among departments and untracked or incorrectly tracked data.

Burgers And Brews Set Sustainability Standard In The Heartland

Midwest companies leading the charge on corporate social responsibility.

CFOs Increasingly Optimistic About Economic Growth

Concern over competitive environment rising; top areas for increased spending include technology (64%), existing facilities (42%) and workforce hiring (40%) in 2014.

New Loan Programs Will Boost Business Lending

The SBA has cleared the way for two major government guaranteed loan programs.

Distribution Top Priority As Asset Managers Look At Growth

Growth through new products and distribution channels replaces regulation as the key driver for change. US managers grab first mover advantage over Europe by leading this shift in focus; medium sized managers furthest ahead on implementing a global operating model.

Budding Economic Growth Expected As Harsh Winter Fades

According to Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research Group, growth is expected to pick up in the second quarter and build throughout the summer, firming to approximately 2.7 percent for all of 2014.

Inexpensive Natural Gas Boost Manufacturing Jobs, Economy In U.S. Metro Areas

Over the last three years, metro area manufacturing employment has expanded by an average annual rate of 1.7%. Energy intensive industry, in particular, has been a key component in manufacturing expansion.

Q1 2014 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Results Released

According to the report, 58% of CEOs plan on hiring in the year ahead, the highest percentage since 2007.

Better Days Ahead? Millennials Think So

According to a recent survey of 1,004 U.S. adults, 74 percent feel the economy is better (41 percent) or the same (33 percent) as a year ago.

Stimulus Dollars Advance Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy In America’s Cities

U.S. mayors release 200+ city survey showing successful use of energy efficiency and conservation block grant funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Steady Optimism Among U.S. Commercial Real Estate Executives, Increased Investor Appetite

National real estate leaders discuss state of the industry and emerging opportunities.

U.S. Macro Forecast: Look Through The Snow At The Fundamentals

The report details winter weather's impact on U.S. economic data and the outlook for the economy and commercial real estate.

Wearable Computing Devices Market To Reach $30.2 Billion In 2018

The goal of this market report is to evaluate recent technology developments, growth drivers, industry challenges and market trends in the global wearable computing market.

Navigant Report: Advanced Energy Industry Grew Twice As Fast As The World Economy In 2013

According to new research from Navigant, the advanced energy market is bigger than pharmaceutical manufacturing worldwide, equal to the airline industry in the U.S.

Commercial Real Estate Investors “Cautiously Optimistic” According To New Report

Findings indicate that although uncertainties remain, the economy is expected to continue to grow slowly and improve modestly in 2014.

Industrial Electronic Chip Market Turns Around In 2013 With Double-Digit Growth

The industrial electronics market was worth $31.4 billion in 2011 or 10% of the entire semiconductor market. Industrial electronics spans a variety of application fields and continues to grow.

Energy Choices For A Strong And Secure America

American Security Project outlines policy choices to ensure energy security, economic stability, and environmental sustainability.

Deloitte Projects 5% Growth In Aerospace And Defense Industry, Technology Innovations To Dominate

Report outlines declines in defense spending, recording setting commercial aerospace production.

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