Tag: workforce

Employees Demand Upskilling in Order to Survive Uncertainty (Infographic)

Employees worry they don’t possess the skills it takes to prevail in today’s work climate. In fact, a new study released by Cornerstone found that half of the workforce doubts they have the skills to withstand a layoff. The solution to this fear? Using skills development as a way to avoid job loss, increase confidence, […]

war

The Talent War Is Over—Talent Won!

Finding and retaining top talent are the greatest challenges companies experience worldwide. Traditional job requisitions, recruiting practices, and interviewing and hiring processes are not working.

apprenticeship

Could Apprenticeships Be Making a Comeback?

In earlier centuries, apprenticeships were the norm for introduction into a profession. What better way to learn a trade than to be immersed in that trade under the tutelage of an experienced practitioner?

ageism

The Plight of the Older Worker: Now Is the Time to Eradicate Ageism in the Workplace

Ageism is conscious and unconscious prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination against people solely based on their age. Although the term is not new—it was coined in 1969 by Robert Neil Butler—its effects are being felt in the workplace more strongly today than ever. As people live longer and stay in the workforce longer, the issue of […]

Hiring

How to Attract and Hire Young Talent

A hungry-to-learn, tech-savvy workforce is taking over, and these workers already make up 35% of the workforce. But there is a catch: This new kind of worker is one companies are having a hard time understanding and an even harder time attracting with the usual business perks.

Training

It’s Time to Disown Traditional Training

The workplace has changed drastically over the last decade. New technologies allow us to be more flexible about where we work, and the rise of the gig economy has created an extended workforce of freelancers, sales representatives, and other roles that don’t fall directly within the company setting.