Key Labor Trends Present a Challenge & an Opportunity for Associations
If you’ve been looking at labor and workforce trends in the United States right now, you’re likely aware that we are shifting toward a full employment economy. This means that a lack of workers, rather than a lack of jobs will be one of the biggest economic challenges we face over the next several years. Labor shortages are impacting several industries from health care to manufacturing and the skilled trades, as retiring Baby Boomers leave the workforce faster than millennials are replacing them.
MASAE’s 2017 Mid-Year Conference, entitled “Associations 2030,” inspired association professionals to examine not only the current best practices in association management, but also what best practices might exist in the future.
I recently had an opportunity to participate in a training webinar facilitated by Mickie Rops, MAEd, CAE. The session was titled “What About Micro-Credentialing?” and was hosted within the Association Trends educational series.