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VIDEO: 7 Skills Students Need To Succeed In The Workplace Of Future

VIDEO: 7 Skills Students Need To Succeed In The Workplace Of Future

Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group, has identified what he calls a “global achievement gap,” which is the leap between what even our best schools are teaching, and the must-have workplace skills of the future: * Critical thinking and problem-solving * Collaboration across networks and leading by influence * Agility and adaptability * […]

Male Nurses More Common, Numbers Triple Since 1970

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Male Nurses More Common, Numbers Triple Since 1970

Male nurses aren’t as rare as they used to be. More men are becoming RNs. While the nursing profession remains overwhelmingly female, number of male nurses has tripled during the past 40 years, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau study. In 2011 330,000 men were employed as nurses in the United States, about 9.6% […]

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From Kenya Slum Dweller To Company Director Creating Jobs

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From Kenya Slum Dweller To Company Director Creating Jobs

Lorna Rutto, Director, Eco-Post Recycling, Kenya ILO photo ILO News– Lorna Rutto was born in one of the most stunning parts of Kenya – the Rift Valley region of Nakuru, home to wildlife, pink flamingos and dormant volcanoes. But amidst this natural beauty are the sprawling slums of Kaptembwa where she grew up, on the […]

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Pro Bono: Accenture Trains 320,000 Worldwide In New Job Skills

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Pro Bono: Accenture Trains 320,000 Worldwide In New Job Skills

Management consulting firm Accenture says it has exceeded its Skills to Succeed program goal of by 2015 training 250,000 people worldwide in the skills necessary to get a job or build a business. Accenture says that thought is corporate citizenship initiative program, Skills to Succeed, it has already equipped more than 320,000 people with skills […]

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Corporate Training Spending Training Up 12% In 2012, Study Finds

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Corporate Training Spending Training Up 12% In 2012, Study Finds

Corporate training spending rose 12% on average in 2012, a sign that amidst greater financial stability, organizations are focused on reskilling their workforces, a new study found. The fining is one of the results of human resources consulting firm Bersin by Deloitte’s new training industry study, “The Corporate LearningFactbook 2013: Benchmarks, Trends, and Analysis of the […]

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Otzi The Iceman Reveals Evidence Of Prehistoric Specialized Jobs

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Otzi The Iceman Reveals Evidence Of Prehistoric Specialized Jobs

By ROBERT SCALLY— It was the dawn of work and jobs as we now know them. During Otzi the iceman’s time about 5,300 years ago, specialized jobs were beginning to emerge as civilization moved from nomadic hunting and gathering to living in settlements and farming. Otzi, also known as the iceman, is the mummified body […]

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Infographic: What Employers Want

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Infographic: What Employers Want

Infographic: What Employers Want Despite high unemployment, some U.S. employers can’t find enough workers with the right qualifications to fill their jobs. While the U.S. economy is growing slowly, there are industries and areas of the country — such as those at the center of the oil and gas boom — that are expanding rapidly. […]

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Invest In Youth Employment Or Lose A Generation

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Invest In Youth Employment Or Lose A Generation

ILO News— The world risks losing a generation if it fails to urgently address the youth employment crisis, the ILO said in a Call for Action on the youth employment crisis adopted at its May 30-June 14 2012 International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva. “Unless immediate and vigorous action is taken, the global community confronts the grim […]

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Youth Unemployment: ILO Chief Says Less Austerity, More Investment Needed

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Youth Unemployment: ILO Chief Says Less Austerity, More Investment Needed

ILO News– International Labour Organization (ILO) chief Guy Ryder has called for less austerity and more investments to promote a jobs recovery at a time when the youth unemployment crisis threatens to scar “the very fabric of our societies.” Ryder stressed that  measures promoting youth employment should be shielded from austerity policies and that spending […]

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Youth Unemployment Worldwide: Millions Not Working, Not Studying

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Youth Unemployment Worldwide: Millions Not Working, Not Studying

ILO News— Youth unemployment around the world has driven millions of young people to essentially give up looking for a job, warned the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new report. The youth unemployment rate (at 12.6% in 2011) would be a full percentage point higher if it included the number of young people who […]

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