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Consulteering - A New Approach to Retirement

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Work a Little, Play a Little: A New Retirement Strategy from the New York Times covers the  growing trend towards people working part-time in retirement.   The article focuses on a retired educator who has put together a portfolio of activities to meet his goal of “balancing a life of leisure with a life of purpose.”.

Are Men Or Women More Successful At Saving For Retirement?

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Do you know who is more successful at saving for retirement ? The post Are Men Or Women More Successful At Saving For Retirement?

For Many Boomers, Work is the New Retirement

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Transamerica's Center for Retirement Studies recently released the results from their 17th annual U.S. retirement survey

For Retirement, 80 May be the New 65

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We've long been forecasting and writing about the growing trend of Americans working past traditional retirement age.    I haven't had a chance to review the entire survey, but 75% saying they plan on working in retirement is quite a bit higher than 55%-65% shown by past surveys on this topic. 

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5 Simple Hacks To Increase Your Retirement Savings

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Are you saving for your retirement? If you haven’t been able to start saving for retirement, you are not alone. In another survey conducted by, nearly 21% of its respondents claim to not have any savings account. The importance of saving for your retirement cannot be overemphasized. Work Longer.

Over Half of Baby Boomers Plan to Work Past Traditional Retirement Age

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  A major reason given for planning to work past traditional retirement age is the impact of the recent recession. 

Why People Choose Self-Employment

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TD Ameritrade did a study late last year on retirement savings and the self-employed.  Pursuing a passion comes in close behind.

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Customer surveys can make a difference in business

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Keep surveys meaningful and use them often enough to have a consistent key to helping your business grow. photo credit: Gustavo Pimenta.

Most Americans Plan to Work Past 65

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Transamerica Insurance released their 14th annual retirement survey. This compares to about 10% of the overall workforce.

Encore Career Study Findings - More Encore Small Businesses

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Their primary target market is aging baby boomers and their goal is help this group transition to social service work as they enter the traditional retirement years.   - The average age the survey respondents plan to retire is close to 70. The average expected retirement age for those already in encore careers is 73.

1 in 3 Small Business Owners are 65 or Older

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  For over a decade Barlow has fielded a quarterly survey of businesses on topics of interest to financial institutions.

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Please Take "The Organizational Use of Video Storytelling" Survey

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   As part of this research, SNCR is doing a survey on this topic.   Click Here to Take the Survey.

Why Your Employer Wants You to Be Healthy

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A survey by AtTask finds that 37% of workers say interruptions lead to "work hell." • We work too much. Consider: • Interruptions ruin our day.

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How to Launch a New Career After 50

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It refers to a distinct move into a new line of work, and for people in semi-retirement, it typically also implies a more flexible lifestyle.

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Learning From Large Corporation CEOs

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  The goal of the survey is to understand the issues of greatest important to the people running the world's largest corporations. 

The Rise of Digital Nomads

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 Unlike the classic retired "snow birds" who fly south in droves for the winter, the people we met are still in the workforce.

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Wisconsin, Illinois Companies Feeling the Recovery

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  They recently surveyed  400 local companies in these two states.  Kudos to QPS for their survey work. 

Good News - 70, Not 80, is the New 65

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Last year we posted on a study suggesting that many baby boomers were going to need to work until they were 80 to retire.   But according to the Center for Retirement at Boston College , most Boomers will only have to work until they are 70 to retire comfortably. Working longer means fewer years in retirement.

CEOs Believe Technology is Rising in Importance

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  But following up on yesterday's post on IBM's global CEO survey , I wanted to highlight one of their charts. 

Why Networking Is Essential For Career Success (and Everyone Should Do It NOW)

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For example, a contact in your network knows a position is soon going to be available at her company because a colleague in her office is retiring.

Top 5 Uncommon Jobs In The US And How To Get Them

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A survey by the United States Department of Labour has shown that over half the professionals in the top paid jobs in the US are in the healthcare industry. When he retired, he was on a salary of $150,000. When I was in high school, my careers adviser said I should become a mailman. I even became an ice cream alchemist. Flavorologist.

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How to Appreciate the Pain of Financial Problems

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Coming out of consumer debt (car, credit card, student loans) was an extremely painful experience for me. Was the pain worth the trouble?

Profiling Mature (Aged 67+) Independent Workers

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  To better understand this age group, as part of the MBO Partners State of Independence study we surveyed and interviewed a group of independent workers (self-employed, independent consultants, freelancers, etc.) Older workers - those over the age of 65 - don't get much attention from researchers or the media.

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State of Small Business Tweet Chat on Wednesday

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  I will be participating in a Tweet Chat discussing the survey results this wednesday (September 15th) from 1:00pm to 2:30pm ET. 

MBO Partners State of Independence in America Study

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  The research consisted of two national, representative surveys and in-depth interviews with independent workers.    Respondents were most concerned about a lack of predicable income (56%), job pipeline worries (46%) and planning for retirement (46%).    Only 6% are highly dissatisfied. 

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The Societal and Small Business Impacts of Economic Uncertainty

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According to a recent survey close to 60% of men over the age of 50 with incomes of $75,000 or higher reported not feeling confident they will be able to maintain their current lifestyle in retirement. If you Google "economic uncertainty" you will find many references to its impacts on the economy and business.   3.

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Why Employers May Not Be Hiring Veterans

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Do you know a veteran? Do you know a veteran who can't get a job? Then, this column I did for Gannett/USAToday may be a real eye-opener for you.

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Working Seniors

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That's the highest level since the 1960s, before more generous Social Security and Medicare benefits made it more attractive to retire." The survey results from the MBO Partners State of Independence study reflect this.  The AP has a good article summarizing some of the findings from the 2010 Census. 

The Two Types of Portfolio Careers

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There's no doubt the traditional career path of staying with a single company, or a small number of employers, and rising through the ranks until you retire is no longer viable for most people.   One option that's becoming increasingly common is the portfolio career. Based on our research, this comes in two broad flavors: 1.

Customer satisfaction getting worse among large retailers

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Possibly Related Posts: takes first place in customer satisfaction A Christmas Customer Satisfaction Index survey showed Amazon as the.

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Why your optimism can hurt your bottom line

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However, 76% of those surveyed were optimistic about the future of their own family. “Think positive.” Go figure. Sales.

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What are You Doing to Help Vets?

On The Job

One of the biggest problems for veterans these days is finding a job in the private sector once they retire from the military. Not true.

Coworking Labs - Our New Research Blog for our Coworking Project

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  Conduct two surveys augmented by in-person interviews. Authors The authors are Steve King and Carolyn Ockels. Please try again.

Boomers, Buzzwords and Elephants.Oh, My!

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So, without further ado, here are my nominations for interesting news items: * Thinking about Dumbo: A survey found the the "Most Outrageous, Offensive and Illegal Interview Questions” ever asked during a job interview include: "Would you be available from time to time to watch my children?”; "Is that your natural hair color?”;

Hot Jobs and Job Ruts

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The chapter now offers retired social workers everything from computer skills updates, interviewing and personal marketing advice, as well as ongoing training on various aspects of working with older adults. companies, according to the Ethics Resource Center's 2007 National Business Ethics Survey®.

DMA's Spring Magazine Focused on Going Global

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Follow us on Twitter Emergent Research EMERGENT RESEARCH is focused on better understanding the small business sector of the US and global economy.

Developing Countries: The Engine of Global Economic Growth

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Our survey research is showing a growing number of small businesses are exporting, but the overall numbers are still small. Please try again.

Coworking for the Bio-Curious

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The DIY BIO blog  recently did a survey looking at the demand for a coworking biology lab.  Hackerspaces  are an example. 

Small Business Labs: Coworking for the Bio-Curious

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The DIY BIO blog  recently did a survey looking at the demand for a coworking biology lab.  Hackerspaces  are an example. 

Foreign Born in the US Workforce

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  Having said that, for obvious reasons it is likely any official survey undercounts illegal aliens.   workers.