Posts Tagged Education
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Starbucks and McDonald's Expand Educational Opportunities
Higher Paid, More Educated Workers Receive More Job Training
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.