Don’t Miss National Apprenticeship Week: November 13-19, 2017

Mark your calendars! Next week— November 13 - 19, 2017—is the third annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). NAW is a nationwide opportunity for the workforce system and leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners to express their support for apprenticeship by showcasing their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. All week and across the country, there will be a series of industry-led events [...]

Don’t Miss National Apprenticeship Week: November 13-19, 2017 2017-11-09T11:00:29+00:00

As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated Microlearning, Higher Ed Must Adapt

Just outside the walls of the ivory tower, a transformation is underway in the world of corporate learning, and those of us at colleges and universities should pay attention. Corporate learning and development, often referred to as L&D, is radically different than just a few years ago. Meanwhile, the education dialogue has shifted to a focus on employment-related themes such as competencies and skills. “Businesses [...]

As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated Microlearning, Higher Ed Must Adapt 2017-11-07T17:08:03+00:00

Five maps show progress made, but mostly lost, on middle-class incomes in America

In September, the Census Bureau announced good news for the American middle class, courtesy of its Current Population Survey (CPS). Real median household income—that is, the income earned by a household squarely in the middle of the U.S. income distribution, adjusted for inflation—rose by 3.2 percent, the second consecutive year in which the measure increased. The trend likely reflected the effects of a tightening U.S. [...]

Five maps show progress made, but mostly lost, on middle-class incomes in America 2017-10-23T10:42:33+00:00

How will autonomous vehicles transform the built environment?

Autonomous vehicles—or AVs—own today’s hype cycle, and likely for good reason. While it’s fascinating to daydream about what AVs may look like, how much they will cost, and how they will change our travel habits, business is already booming. Hundreds of companies are engaged in one slice or another of the industry, and deals between companies can regularly exceed $100 million (and even $1 billion). [...]

How will autonomous vehicles transform the built environment? 2017-10-23T18:02:06+00:00

Why Company Onboarding Needs to Inspire a Learning Mindset

During employee onboarding, most companies emphasize training on tools and company procedures; but one of the most valuable attributes a new employee can have is a learning mindset. A learning mindset can transform the organization as a whole, especially in today’s dynamic business climate. Too many companies approach onboarding as a transaction with their employees. They collect the paperwork, orient new hires to what it’s [...]

Why Company Onboarding Needs to Inspire a Learning Mindset 2017-10-19T15:31:58+00:00

Google Hire Rocks Recruitment Industry

Hire, a new recruiting app for small and mid-sized businesses, integrates with G Suite apps like Gmail and Google Calendar. Google wants to make it easier for G Suite customers to find and hire the right talent. Hire, a new recruiting app for small and mid-sized businesses, integrates with G Suite apps like Gmail and Google Calendar, and promises to help you "identify talent, build [...]

Google Hire Rocks Recruitment Industry 2017-10-19T12:50:27+00:00

Who is poor in the United States?

Who are the millions of people living in poverty in the United States? In 2016, 40.6 million people, or 12.7 percent of the population, lived in poverty, as defined by the official poverty measure. 6 million fewer people were living in poverty in 2016 than at the peak of 46.7 million in 2014. The official poverty measure is determined by a household’s pre-tax income; for example, [...]

Who is poor in the United States? 2017-10-19T13:10:01+00:00

Corporate Responsibility Practitioner Roundup: Whirlpool Corporation

COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn. Join MGM’s Chief Diversity and CR Officer Phyllis James, Terracycle CEO Tom Szaky, Leidos CEO Roger Krone on the corporate response to the opioid epidemic at the 2017 Commit!Forum in Washington, D.C., this October. 3p readers get [...]

Corporate Responsibility Practitioner Roundup: Whirlpool Corporation 2017-10-04T16:43:54+00:00

Why Racial Equality is Good for Business

A consulting firm specializing in social impact, along with a social equity think tank, together recently completed what they described as a six-month research project gauging how the business community can benefit from racial equity. Their conclusion: Companies across the U.S. are missing out a huge growth opportunity by not doing more to generate business value by advancing racial equality. FSG and PolicyLink arrived at [...]

Why Racial Equality is Good for Business 2017-10-05T10:11:11+00:00

Students Rely on Least Reliable Source for Advice on College Majors: Friends and Family

A new study says the best sources of advice available to students considering college are the ones they least utilize. When it comes to choosing college majors – a crucial decision that lays the groundwork for future employment and earnings – students often rely on the least reliable sources for advice: family and friends. Work colleagues and employers are among the best sources of information [...]

Students Rely on Least Reliable Source for Advice on College Majors: Friends and Family 2017-11-03T13:20:02+00:00