Thursday, November 18, 2010

The High Overemployment Rate

Over at the Harvard  Business Review’s blog, there’s an interesting piece on overemployment. Yes, the unemployment rate is high, but businesses (including law firms) are piling more work on existing employees, who become overemployed. Here’s a paragraph from the blog:

"But growth — albeit anemic growth — has returned. Yet companies are not hiring. And those employees, many of them burnt out from the last two years, are being asked to take on more and more. In those growing companies where hiring is still frozen, what's the cost to the individual? And what's the toll on the organization?"


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