Cultivating a competent and savvy workforce remains a critical goal to securing the livelihood of the American economy. American businesses know this better than anyone. It’s a problem not easily solved. Matching qualified individuals with these positions requires time and resources. However, from our work at Accredible, we know firsthand that business and professionals succeed when there are increased opportunities for online learning.
The community investment world received a boost yesterday as a number of companies announced an increase in giving as a result of the tax plan passed by Congress. As I read the announcements, two trends came into focus—people and community.
For years, there has been a disconnect between what businesses want new employees to know before they show up for work and what the applicant pool actually knows. The TPM initiative puts employers in the driver’s seat of workforce partnerships for demand-driven workforce solutions. And it’s working for states like Houston, Kansas, and Kentucky, with success stories from Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, and Arizona soon to come.
Businesses can be important voice for positive social impact in their communities as well as a key economic driver.
Army veteran Gregg Softy named winner of Transition Trucking: Driving For Excellence award
In 2015, Samsung Electronics America announced a half-million dollar commitment to nonprofit Fisher House Foundation to help build four new Fisher Houses and bring state-of-the-art Samsung appliances, televisions, and electronics to curre
Although U.S. high school graduation rates are at an all-time high, many employees enter the workforce without the skills that are truly needed to succeed. Recent studies show that essential soft skills such as punctuality, organization, and interpersonal communication are just as important as the hard skills, which now are seen as a basic minimum necessary in order to operate in a particular workplace.
Every December thousands of volunteers participate in Wreaths Across America, laying wreaths at veteran cemeteries across the country. Their focus is to carry out the organization's central goals: “REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom."