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What are your business etiquette pet peeves? Melanie Holmes has a few and describes them briefly in this edition of Contemporary Working. The Manpower executive also expounds on gender matters, e-business etiquette, lessons learned from 83,000 quitters, and the workforce impacts of elder care....

Manpower's Melanie Holmes, an iPod devotee and life-long learner, will draw on her experience in a new blog that addresses the evolving workplace. Holmes, vice president of World of Work Solutions for Manpower, will seek to communicate a keen understanding of the issues and openness...

Demographics and other forces that point to an IT labor shortage are pretty well locked in, according to workforce experts. Beginning in 2009, the workforce will stop growing, a trend that will take hold for the next 20 years and challenge the creativity of information...

Technically skilled people can be lone wolves and tend to have no appetite for managing people, let alone setting business strategy as part of upper management. How, then, do the chief information officers that manage them keep them motivated when they advance to that point...

Two Madison companies have beefed up their management teams with key appointments. Third Wave Technologies has appointed Christopher Burton as senior vice president of sales and marketing, and Parts Now has a new CEO - Bruce Hagen, who held the same position with Conney Safety...

The next decade will be a good time to be a network system and data communications professional, but not so good to be a computer operator or programmer, according to the 10-year economic and employment predictions released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The overall...

Workaholics have been around since well before the likes of Ebenezer Scrooge spent his Christmas days at the office counting coins and harassing Bob Cratchit. But according to work-life researchers, a new workplace phenomenon called "extreme jobs" is emerging that is pushing the rigors of...

With the job market having radically changed for many, customary practices are no longer customary, observes columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he explains why giving two-week's notice is no longer a customary practice, and why employers have nobody to blame but...