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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Employers select the best whenever they are hiring and experience is one of the main criteria that candidates should possess. Sometimes a candidate may lack the experience but they have the potential to perform very well. Very often employers overlook these candidates even though they are capable of performing exceptionally well. Sometimes it is wise […]