Posts Tagged Education



“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it”—Marian Wright Edelman


November 14, 2019

NSBA Executive Director and CEO Thomas J. Gentzel, with SHRM President and CEO. 


There is a growing economic crisis in our country that is going largely unnoticed. It threatens our current and future prosperity as individuals and as a nation. Not since the 1930s, just before the Great Depression, have we faced such a daunting challenge: filling good jobs when there are not enough people available to staff them.

October 3, 2019


This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19)  interview is with Drexel University Online, which offers over 150 online degrees and certificates. Below is a quick Q&A with the faculty.

June 20, 2019


This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) interview is with the NYU School of Professional Studies, which offers 19 different Master’s degrees. Below is a quick Q&A with the faculty.

June 18, 2019



The increasing influence of technology and artificial intelligence across every industry showcases the importance of ethical behavior in the workplace, and investment in ethics education is rapidly growing.

December 12, 2018


As the world’s largest HR professional association, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), believes there is clearly a nexus between U.S. education policy and the workplace. In principle, SHRM supports better alignment between education and employment—the “two Es” as we call it.

September 17, 2018



The Trump Administration's proposal to combine the Department of Labor with the Department of Education may seem on its face like a smaller-government effort to reduce redundancy and create efficiency. But for our nation’s employers and workers, it could contain solutions to one of the most serious problems facing our nation: the growing tsunami of workforce skill shortages that threatens our global competitiveness and our economic future.

Basically, America’s workforces are not prepared to do the jobs of tomorrow, or even today.

July 19, 2018


As an adjunct professor in a highly respected MBA program on Long Island, I have had a first-hand view of the changing landscape and intersection of HR in the business world and HR in the classroom. The education community and supporting text book publishers are failing to stay up to date on providing current and future skills and tools for our next generation of HR practitioners.

September 7, 2017

I don’t have any answers. In fact, the older I get, the more I realize how little I know. But, I know more than you! Do this:

August 24, 2016

A version of this post was published at this time last year. Since the year 2030 is now a year closer I thought I would republish this in order to get you thinking ahead. The next 15 years will go faster than you think and some of these predictions may come to be prior to 2030. This is an opportunity to be proactive.


January 1, 2016

Starbucks and McDonald's Expand Educational Opportunities

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April 10, 2015

Higher Paid, More Educated Workers Receive More Job Training

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April 8, 2015


Design educational partnerships to achieve the employer’s goals and objectives


As some large U.S. companies announce partnerships with educational institutions to give their employees access to free or discounted degree programs, other employers are watching closely.

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December 17, 2014
I have a few thoughts on the standard practices employers use to gauge the quality of their applicants. Many require college degrees or “equivalent experience” for entry-level positions, which I think is preposterous. Quite the contrary, I’m of the opinion that college degrees are dime-a-dozen these days – and a poor indicator of candidate potential. 
April 7, 2014

Ensuring that postsecondary education and workforce training programs are aligned with employer needs is one of the priorities the Business Roundtable has identified as essential to building a skilled U.S. workforce, according to a report it released during the fourth annual Education Nation Summit, held Oct. 6-8, 2013, in New York.

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November 7, 2013

Youth unemployment and skills shortages are driving some business leaders to get more involved in the education of the future workforce. Often, they focus on the need to prepare young people for jobs in industries and professions that are growing the fastest.

Very high levels of youth unemployment have been a key characteristic of the post-recession, low-growth global economic environment. The latest findings from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reveal just how devastating the recession was worldwide.

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October 18, 2012

Now in its eighth year, the SHRM Strategy Conference is one of the most exclusive senior-level HR conferences in the world.  Held this year in beautiful Palm Springs, this must-attend event will give you proven, practical tools and resources to help you implement the most effective strategic HR practices in your organization.

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September 12, 2012

Globally, companies are struggling to find talent in a market saturated with applicants. For most organizations, the problem is the gap between available skills in the talent pool and their current job requirements. There are simply not enough people with the requisite experience, education and knowledge to drive and fuel innovation and growth.

July 5, 2012