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High Maintenance? Your Days Might Be Numbered!

Hans Hickler | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

We have an obligation, a business plan to deliver. We hire people to achieve and lead certain pieces of that plan. It is the only reason we hire people -- to help us achieve the goals to which we have committed.

Why Out-of-Classroom Experiences Are Critical to Your College Education

Christie Garton | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
Christie Garton

With each passing year, it's getting increasingly more difficult for young professionals to stand out from the thousands of other graduates who have turned their tassels and entered the workforce. That's why college isn't all about what happens in the classroom.

Partnerships That Put America Back to Work

Fred Dedrick | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Fred Dedrick

At a time when the dysfunction in Washington, D.C. is at its highest and public approval of Congress is at its lowest, it is heartening to see some renewed focus on significant workforce development issues.

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

You Have Chosen Your Current Income

Meiko S. Patton | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Meiko S. Patton

What if you were told you are earning today exactly the amount you have chosen to earn, no more and no less -- that you are where you are financially because you have chosen to be right there. Would you agree with that? Most would adamantly disagree.

Woman at Work: Your Personal Brand and the Irrelevancy of Gender

O'Brien Browne | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

You're committed, engaged, hard-working and loyal: so why do incompetents rise to the top while you stay trapped in your current role at a low-level t...

Develop an Acute Ability to Listen

Ted Rubin | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

What if your point of difference was an acute ability to listen? What would that look like?

A Career Is More Than the Perfect Job

Gil Laroya | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Remember this recipe -- take equal parts of fit, passion, creativity and tenacity, then blend together well and marinate for a few years or a few companies, whichever comes first. Once complete, you should have yourself what we all know as a career. But is it really this simple?

Doing vs. Thinking: Valuable PhD Transferable Skills

Sabine Kobayter | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
Sabine Kobayter

PhD graduates come in different shapes and sizes; those passionate about an academic career, and those that are not. As it becomes clear that an academic career is not the ultimate goal - panic, dread and feelings of lack of accomplishment may start to reign.

The Other Side of Fear

Harper Spero | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

There. It was out. My fear. My uncertainty. My self-doubt. I put it all on the table, and almost instantly I felt a weight off my shoulders. My friend reminded me that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, and that being terrified was the best feeling in the world.

10 Skills The Workforce of the Future Will Need

Nicholas Enna | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Nicholas Enna

I find myself averse to writing predictions of the future as most predictions fail. Nevertheless, I sat down at my keyboard and whipped up a list of 10 skills that I think the workforce of the future will need to have.

Home Economics: Give Mom a Little (Professional) Respect

Alyson Gounden Rock | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Alyson Gounden Rock

This Mother's Day, we can all do three things that will bolster mom's value and support gender equality. We can stop making throwaway negative comments about mothers. We can acknowledge that mothers do real work, and we can value that work more highly.

A Plan For Education

OECD | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
OECD

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Jobs Are Key For Inclusive Growth

OECD | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
OECD

By Stefano Scarpetta Despite repeated signals that growth is resuming, unemployment or under-employment in low-paid jobs remain stubbornly high in ...

Investing in Skills to Build a Secure Middle Class

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Thomas E. Perez

The good news is that we have an invaluable resource that can help deliver the world-class job training that prepares workers for the jobs that need to be filled: our community college system.

The Internet of Everything is Changing the Education Landscape

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 06.08.2014 | Technology
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

The explosive growth of the Internet of Everything is driving a sweeping wave of transformation across the world. Education is among the many sectors ...

Dressed the Skill, Not the Part

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

Every time I looked in my closet, that dream seemed further away -- how could I make a jump like that, all decked out in ratty food-stained clothes?

The Technology Revolution and Its Role in Our Lives

Angella Nazarian | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Angella Nazarian

The answer to "what do you want to be when you grow up?" may not exist for many of our young children today, as they will be working in jobs that have never been created before.

Four Reasons Why Customer Service Skills Are as Important as STEM

Blair Forlaw | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Blair Forlaw

People skills are, in the end, just as important as the technical ones. All emotions aside, research provides at least four reasons.

Are You Squandering Your Gifts?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Hard work and great fun aren't mutually exclusive. And enjoying what you do isn't selfish. It's responsible.

7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life

Raymmar Tirado | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Raymmar Tirado

Because while you're out spending your money on new outfits, new cars, overpriced meals or nights at the bar, I'll be investing in myself. And while you try to fit in with the world I'll make the world fit in with me.

Equalizing the Unequal at DAVOS

Anne Githuku-Shongwe | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Anne Githuku-Shongwe

The cold and falling snow outside made sure that we all walked briskly to and from the Congress Centre determined to keep our bodies and brains warm with all that great and passionate sharing and exchange of ideas. Nice!

20 Life Lessons Learned From Watching the Seattle Seahawks

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.25.2014 | Sports
Russell C. Smith

1. "Why not us?" is one of the most powerful questions a team, person, or organization can ask.

Make a New Year's Resolution to Learn a New Professional Skill

Danny Groner | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Danny Groner

ReadWrite's Lauren Orsini provides an excellent summary of how, in 2013, more people flocked to Web-based resources to learn the basics to coding. Not...

Rediscovering the Power of a Suit

Career Wardrobe | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

We've all had that moment of shuffling one of our favorite suits to the back of the closet in the hopes that someday it might fit again. For me, the suit in question is black with white pinstripes and a flared knee-length skirt.