Through its partnership with Penn Foster, EmployBridge, who puts more than 88,000 associates to work each day through professional brands including Select Staffing, ProLogistix, and Resource MFG, is doing more than connecting supply with demand. Together, they’re pioneering an entirely new approach to investing in talent with the potential to address pressing skills gaps -- while creating new career pathways for job-seekers. It’s a model that we may soon see replicated. Other staffing agencies -- in industries as varied as IT to construction to healthcare -- are exploring or have launched similar programs.
From major global retailers to rural cooperatives, businesses are investing in women in their supply chains. Opportunities abound for companies to drive business value and make a positive impact in the lives of women and their communities.
The women’s leadership gap hinders more than just women, as organizations and society cannot maximize their potential without diverse perspectives in leadership and without fully leveraging the range of talent and qualifications that women bring to the workforce. As a women’s leadership developm
Despite historically low unemployment and a growing economy, hiring skilled workers remains a challenge in many of our nation’s key industries, such as manufacturing, construction, information technology, and healthcare. We know America’s young people have talent. Now it’s time to embrace the tools necessary to more effectively discover and guide that emerging talent to high demand careers.
When people ask Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck & Co., Inc., to make the business case for diversity, he says, “First, I want you to make the case for homogeneity.” It may sound absurd even though homogeneity may be the norm in many companies, but it’s nearly impossible to make the ca
Closing the communications gap requires investments on both sides of the equation. Employers and education providers must work together to ensure the signals are accurate, clear, and verifiable. As the use of digital credentials expands, job seekers will gain unprecedented insight into the link between what they learn and the sort of employment opportunities that exist in their community -- or around the country. And for employers, the improved signal-to-noise ratio means a higher percentage of qualified applicants for each job opening, and improved ability of hiring managers to identify the best candidates for their position.
Technology has transformed a lot of the things we do at work, but learning and development (L&D) has mostly stuck with the status quo. To attract and retain necessary talent, employers would be wise to nurture a learning culture and revisit their L&D strategy to make learning a strategic asset.