Employer-led coalition achieves goal two years ahead of schedule; Aligns with rest of sector to help one million young people in the next five years SEATTLE (August 31, 2016) –…
Companies all across America are increasingly experiencing a shortage of skilled, entry-level IT talent. As a result, tech executives are having a difficult time hiring, which hinders their ability to expand and develop new technologies. Not only has recruiting become a constant challenge in the IT world, but employee retention has become one as well.
Meg Garlinghouse leads LinkedIn For Good, a social impact program at LinkedIn, which leverages the world’s leading social network for professionals to make positive impacts around the world. On her own LinkedIn profile, she describes herself as “connecting talent with opportunity at massive scale to change the world.” We caught a few minutes with her at SB’16 San Diego in June to learn more.
Swiss Post Solutions, a world-class provider of outsourcing services and industry employer of choice, joined a panel of Human Resource experts at a recent conference hosted by JobsFirstNYC and the Young Invincibles, two highly established employment assistance organizations. Chief People Officer, Russ Cusick represented SPS on the panel, which also included hiring executives from other companies and organizations.
Part of the series “Today’s True Leadership” If you’re like me, you’re truly sick of seeing only bad news broadcasted in our nation’s headlines – stories of criminal activity in business, leaders who’ve failed us, and feeble economic initiatives that don’t move the needle on helping youth — or even seasoned professionals — enter (or reenter) the workforce and build their career success.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. & WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Walmart Foundation and the Aspen Institute announced a $5.5 million grant to explore business models designed to support workers and sustain a thriving retail industry. The Aspen Institute, known for pioneering new approaches to complex problems, will combine key learnings from a number of its programs with the goal of building a system where retail workers can gain skills and achieve upward mobility.
The chief purpose of our nation’s education and workforce system is to make economic mobility possible for all Americans. While there are many drivers of economic mobility, educational attainment is a considerable contributor.
The Rockefeller Foundation, Incandescent and Knack released the findings of a study on the potential of data-driven hiring approaches to expand employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth in the United States. Hannah Kuchler covered the study in an article in the Financial Times.
It’s no secret that today’s young adults are facing the biggest youth unemployment crisis of our time. With nearly six million 16-to-24-year-old Americans out of school and out of work, it’s time we get smarter and more innovative about recruitment and hiring for this valuable population. So what does that look like, exactly?