What Tech Companies Are Doing to Bridge the Skills Gap

We’ve all heard of the skills gap by now: Companies have lots of open positions but can’t find enough workers with the skills they need. The result: unemployment and underemployment remain high. This problem is particularly harrowing for young professionals. In March 2014, the unemployment rate for workers under 25 was 14.5 percent, according to […]

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What’s the value of online learning?

By most accounts, just about everyone teaching anything needs to learn how to “leverage” online learning. Indeed, teachers come across this leveraging phrase in anecdotal urgings time and time and time again. So what happens when adult learners are asked about their preferences in learning format? Despite continued growth  in online courses and programs, learners don’t […]

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I want my Leader to…

Google ‘Leadership’ and you get 487m links, no doubt 488m by the time you read this. Stephen Walker’s challenge is what to add to this colossal data storage that is worth that little extra global warming to keep the servers humming. This article addresses what a good leader would do for him, his or her characteristics, […]

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Confused by your millennial employees?

Do you find your millennial employees difficult to work with? Don’t understand their professional values or expectations? You’re not alone, but there is hope – step 1, watch this hilarious video and laugh yourself out of the bad mood caused by dealing with millennials in the workplace. Step 2, contact the Employee Training Institute and […]

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The Skills Gap: America’s Young Workers Are Lagging Behind

Young American workers today are more educated than ever before, but the nation’s largest generation is losing its edge against the least and most educated of other countries, according to a provocative new report. The report’s authors warn these findings portend a growing gap between rich and poor American workers and that the lackluster results threaten […]

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How to infuse positivity at work

ISTOCK/THINKSTOCK Positivity isn’t just about wellness. Anesh Jagtiani gives us some good ideas for a positive, productive working environment. The other day I was at a networking event and the CEO of an international company gave me his business card that said ‘CEO – Chief Emotions Officer’. I was quite intrigued by his title and asked the […]

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Employee training in financial acumen – a key to your company’s success

Financial acumen may not be something that rises to the top of a Training Manager’s priority list when it comes to urgent training needs for their team. However, individual contributors and front line supervisors, who typically have the greatest impact on a company’s bottom line, often do not understand the financial implications of their performance. […]

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UKCES supports call for more employers to work with schools

Only 18% of all employers connect with schools, colleges or universities to provide work inspiration activities, such as mentoring, CV writing and career talks The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has welcomed research into inspiring young people about the world of work. Research released by MyKindaCrowd highlighted the very real need for employers […]

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