The pandemic highlighted a digital inclusion problem in the United States that has put those without connectivity skills and access at a severe disadvantage. Both private and public sectors must take a more active stance on how innovation, corporate responsibility, diversity, and social inclusion are closely linked—and find solutions to bridge the digital divide for […]
One of the biggest mistakes companies make when it comes to their training programs is taking a one-size-fits-all approach. All new hires are required to attend the same training, often in the same sessions, on the same schedule, and using the same materials, etc. The problem with this approach is that not all people learn […]
The development of educational gaming technologies has given a powerful impetus to the professional training of adults. Simulation forms of employee training are becoming more and more popular in corporate training.
It doesn’t have to be Black History Month to engage in introspection and self-review. As employers, most of you are conscious of your legal liability when it comes to equal employment opportunity. But many of you also have taken a step further by hiring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) directors to appeal to a broader […]
Transgender student Gavin Grimm has just chalked up another victory in his years-long challenge to the Gloucester County School Board’s policy requiring students to use the restrooms matching their biological sex.
For Webster Bank, the decision to retain our summer intern program was easy. The program is a pipeline to future bankers, and it is part of an overall corporate strategy to promote career growth and development among all of our bankers. We also decided that if we were going to move ahead with the program, […]
For a majority of students across the country, it’s back-to-school time! Whether students are learning in-house or at home, new data reveal one critical fact: We’re facing a teacher shortage in the wake of COVID-19.
2020 has been quite the year! We are living through a global pandemic and one of the biggest social justice movements of our lifetimes.
Like those unfortunate enough to have graduated during the Great Recession, recent college grads in the COVID era are finding it hard to start their careers due to the pandemic.
A whole new class of college students has just graduated in one of the most chaotic and uncertain times in recent memory. As unemployment rockets to depression-era heights, this class will have serious challenges when it comes to being employed. It’s important for employers not to dismiss this valuable source of talent.