No spark: Lack of creativity and innovation among rank-and-file workers is the top skill weakness identified by the Society for Human Resource Management in a survey of 1,700 companies. Employers report that 60 percent of job applicants don't have the skills their companies need, but neither do 43 percent of the workers already on the job.
Eyes have it: Those computer terminals atop the desks of the American workplace are causing more problems than carpal tunnel syndrome. Computer eyestrain is surging as more people use computers at work. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health reports that more than 60 million Americans have complained of eyestrain. It also says that visits to doctors for the problem have increased 50 percent since 1992.