5 Ways to Empower Employees with Future Skills

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5 Ways to Empower Employees with Future Skills

With the onset of artificial intelligence and automation, the demand for a highly-skilled workforce dedicated to continued learning is growing. Though these tech tools have vast capabilities, employees need specific skills in order to engage with this emerging technology effectively. But many simply do not possess the necessary knowledge: according to a new report from Deloitte Insights, there could soon be too few college graduates to fill the over six million currently vacant jobs—52 percent of employers say they consistently can't fill open positions. The skills gap is real, and it's widening.

Chris Stewart

In the Tech Trenches: How A Popular Brewery Maintains Its Award-Winning Culture

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In the Tech Trenches: How A Popular Brewery Maintains Its Award-Winning Culture

Editor’s Note: Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing stories of businesses undergoing transformations thanks to different types of technologies, from learning platforms to compliance portals—with fun, animated flair! Check back often for our "In the Tech Trenches" animated case study series.

How a Collaborative Learning Platform Brought a Global Business Together

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How a Collaborative Learning Platform Brought a Global Business Together

For many children, a little extra attention and engagement means the difference between excelling in school and falling behind. In fact, students in personalized learning classrooms make greater gains in math and reading than their peers in other schools, according to a RAND study.

Team Rubicon: Where the Skills of Veterans Meet the Needs of the World

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Team Rubicon: Where the Skills of Veterans Meet the Needs of the World

After 23 years of service in the U.S. Navy, former lieutenant commander Michael Davidson found himself at a loss. The Navy had given him a sense of self, a life mission and a community—with retirement came a sudden and unexpected void.

How ResCare Helps 1 Million Americans Join the Workforce Every Year

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How ResCare Helps 1 Million Americans Join the Workforce Every Year

The war for talent isn't just an impetus for companies to offer better benefits, provide more perks and think carefully about company culture—it's also a call to prepare more people for the workforce of the future.

Top Talent Lies Within: How 4 Companies Are Embracing Career Mobility

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Top Talent Lies Within: How 4 Companies Are Embracing Career Mobility

In an increasingly competitive talent market, organizations are not only struggling to keep their best and brightest employees—they're struggling to keep talent at all. An annual global survey from LinkedIn found that nearly one in three employees are actively looking for a new job and almost half of all employees would be "extremely and very interested" in hearing from a corporate recruiter—whether they're looking for a job or not.

In the Tech Trenches: Preparing California Firefighters for a Community’s Changing Needs

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In the Tech Trenches: Preparing California Firefighters for a Community’s Changing Needs

Editor’s Note: Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing stories of businesses undergoing transformations thanks to different types of technologies, from learning platforms to compliance portals—with a fun, animated flare! Check back often for our "In the Tech Trenches" animated case study series.

How Team-Driven Talent Reviews Drive Greater Ownership and Internal Mobility: Q&A with Brandon Curry

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How Team-Driven Talent Reviews Drive Greater Ownership and Internal Mobility: Q&A with Brandon Curry

Hiring internally is a cost and time-effective way to recruit, yet many companies fail to move employees through the organization. We spoke with Brandon Curry, director of global talent management at Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, about the approach his company has begun utilizing to make career succession and development planning more integrated with business management, rather than a stand-alone HR task. As a result, the company has seen more internal hires and a greater focus on developing employees to follow their ideal career path. Here, Curry shares his insights on how the company changed its talent processes and several tips for companies looking to do the same.

How Curbell Plastics Built a Training Program That Employees Love

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How Curbell Plastics Built a Training Program That Employees Love

In 2009, new sales associates at Curbell Plastics were bound for one of several new hire experiences. With 14 locations across the U.S. at the time and no standard on-boarding process, the national plastic supplier relied on their individual branch managers to run training. The problem? For most managers, training ended up last on their list of priorities.

How Organic Valley Made Learning Part of Its Company Culture

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How Organic Valley Made Learning Part of Its Company Culture

The key to a successful company is adaptability. Employees and managers need to be able to learn new concepts, acquire skills and evaluate their work methods to grow. By creating a culture centered around learning, you can teach employees how to take initiative, expand their skill-set and strive for better results.

How Bon-Ton Stores Onboards 10,000 New Employees Every Holiday Season Without a Glitch

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How Bon-Ton Stores Onboards 10,000 New Employees Every Holiday Season Without a Glitch

While consumers are just now getting ready to navigate the crowds on Black Friday and spend hours checking off their holiday shopping lists, hiring managers in the retail industry have been prepping for the holiday season as early as summer.

How an Applicant Tracking System Transformed Boston College's Recruiting for the Better

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How an Applicant Tracking System Transformed Boston College's Recruiting for the Better

For many, landing a job at Boston College—a private-Jesuit Catholic institution located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts—is a dream come true. Having earned a reputation in higher education as an excellent place to work thanks to their tuition remission for employees and their families and generous retirement contributions, they receive 150-175 applications per job opening, says John Bogdan, director of employment at the college.

Why Every Employee Should Have the Opportunity to Be CEO

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Why Every Employee Should Have the Opportunity to Be CEO

With one in five employees looking to change jobs in 2016, career mobility should be at the front of employers' minds. For CHRO of Hitachi, Levent Arabaci, mobility means more than just the opportunity to rise within a department—it's the opportunity to rise within a company.

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