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Smart Manufacturing: A Path to Profitable Growth

Brian Kennell | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Brian Kennell

A bullet train is leaving the station, and it promises to transform and propel U.S. manufacturers who climb on board--in a wave of information technology known as smart manufacturing.

Straight Talk About Advancing Your Career

Randy Pennington | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

If you aren't satisfied with the way your career is progressing, you are not alone. Most of your friends and colleagues share your frustration. If you are serious about advancing your career, you must first understand the people who can make that happen.

Don't Ask 'What Can I Do With This Major?'

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

A really smart student of mine who has been getting stellar grades in Economics was considering it as his major. But he wanted to know what he could do with it. I have had that question regarding every subject you can name. And the reality is that it is a bad question. It is the wrong question.

Youth Can't Invest in Their Future Without Help Early On

Sruti Balakrishnan | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Sruti Balakrishnan

The issue many young people face is not a lack of motivation, but a lack of adequate career guidance at an early enough stage in their development -- and a critical societal failure to provide it.

Manufacturing Skills Shortages and the Untapped Resource

Thomas J. Duesterberg | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science
Thomas J. Duesterberg

Women are increasingly outperforming men in acquiring advanced skills, but are under-represented in both the manufacturing workforce and in the specialized S.T.E.M. fields most in demand in today's industrial economy.

No Special Treatment for Workers With Disabilities, Please

Joe Entwisle | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Joe Entwisle

There's an ignoble side to the Americans with Disabilities Act that I'd really like to see change in Corporate America and beyond. The ADA, the landmark law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in the workplace, can work for and against workers.

How to Reinvent Yourself After 50

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Dorie Clark

It's true: reinvention is different later in your career. But that doesn't mean it's impossible. It's critical to keeping your skills fresh and your work fulfilling.

One Day Isn't Enough

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

The skills that those who have served in the military can provide - perseverance, leadership, strength and teamwork - are skills that are in demand in today's workforce - each and every day.

The 5 Skills Every Woman Needs To Succeed At Work

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

Hanna Rosin, author of The End of Men, a fascinating book about the 21st-century rise of woman, tells us what we need to know to thrive professionall...

To Fix Skills Gap, Think Local

Fred Dedrick | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business
Fred Dedrick

It's estimated that between three to four million jobs are going unfilled in America. How is that possible, when so many individuals are out of work?

Develop a Skills Plan for the Life Cycle of Your Career

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

In today's volatile economic environment, success amid global competition and technological change requires workers to take charge of their careers. Committing to continuous skill development is an essential step to increasing your employability and career prospects.