Skills Employers Want in 2020
in Career Guidance, Talent Management

With all the buzz about uncertain future workplaces and loss of jobs to automation, it’s no wonder that students today feel the pressure to choose degree programmes that will make them employable. While it’s tough to predict the future with the disruption of new technologies, there are certain skills that have been touted as essential
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The Skills Companies Need Most in 2019
in Career Guidance, Talent Management

It turns out that professionals are keenly interested in learning new skills. And learning tends to spike in January, as people start the year focused on building new habits. But here’s the challenge: there are at least 50,000 professional skills in the world, according to LinkedIn data. 50,000! That begs the question: of those 50,000 skills you
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Most In Demand Skills for Job Seekers
in Career Guidance, Talent Management

Today’s expanding skills gap is threatening the long-term prosperity of many (if not all) organizations. The shrinking labor pool, forced reskilling brought about by technology, and increased global competition are all contributing to the widening of today’s skills gap. Leaders have identified the skills shortage as a top concern to be addressed. In fact, 75 percent of human
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Does Your company Attract Star Employees?
in Talent Management

Many star employees are probably ready to leave their companies. Is your business prepared to attract them? Employees have become consumers of the workplace. They’ll shop around for the organizations and roles that both meet their needs and align with their values. Can your current recruiting and hiring process compete with the top employers for
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Millennials: The Job-Hopping Generation
in Talent Management

Millennials have a reputation for job-hopping. Unattached to organizations and institutions, people from this generation — born between 1980 and 1996 — are said to move freely from company to company, more so than any other generation. The data support this. A recent Gallup report on the millennial generation reveals that 21% of millennials say they’ve changed
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Millennials Need Careers, Not Just Jobs
in Career Guidance, Talent Management

At a time when lots of attention is being paid to inequality, poverty and the travails of the working class, there are important reasons to be concerned about the fates of recent college graduates. First, a healthy economy needs to make optimal use of talent — if smart people are funneled into useless or counterproductive tasks,
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