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Articles by Bridget Testa

A Workforce Shock to the System

June 20, 2008
Facing a critical skills shortage, one Midwest regional transmission organization decided to grow its own staff after discovering it was competing for the same dwindling pool of mostly aging candidates.
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A Perfect Storm for Electric Utilities

June 20, 2008
Not only does the electric power industry have a worse age problem than most, it also has image issues. The problem is more acute when it comes to trade and operational positions, such as line workers and pipe fitters—traditional blue-collar jobs generally scorned by high school guidance counselors, parents and teachers.
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Bringing Offshore Talent into the Corporate Fold

May 8, 2008
The strategy depends on how skilled a company is at locating the right talent and whether or not it possesses the management skills to build cohesive teams made up of individuals from different cultures. Not every company succeeds in such efforts, but those that do reap manifold benefits.
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Coordination Costs Of Offshoring

December 20, 2007
Here is a list of the offshoring ‘coordination’ costs that frequently surprise the companies that don’t look beyond the lower wages of foreign workers when estimating the savings that offshoring could bring. These extra costs range from 12 percent to 57 percent of a project’s total cost, an expert says.
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