Manufacturing boasts advanced technical machinery, increasingly automated processes and a viable career path for many. However, many existing and future employees lack the skills needed to support the rampant technical advancement facing the industry.
The term “soft skills” is commonly used, but it is more accurate to define them as part of the behavioral skills that are needed in the workplace that are no less important than “hard skills” (technical skills) and that are sometimes more...
Employers need employees with certain skills in order to stay relevant and competitive. Employees don’t have them. Why? And what can organizations do to future-proof their teams and, ultimately, their company?
Mercer and edX announced today that they have formed a strategic alliance bringing together Mercer’s consulting expertise in helping organizations build their workforce for the future with edX’s massive open online course (MOOC) platform.
Experiencing success in secondary and post-secondary education not only builds knowledge and skills but also builds confidence that can translate to success on the job.
Billions of dollars are wasted on training with no evidence of transfer to workplace behavior. Training has so much potential, but does not produce the expected results. Too often training has been using inappropriate methodology, following fads, ignoring
Talent development initiatives may fulfill some organizational objectives, but long-term sustainability of these initiatives is an often overlooked variable. Applying the Surround Strategy Model to view incoming requests through four organizational lenses
The skills gap in business is real, and hiring talent isn’t doing enough to solve it. According to the “New Talent Landscape: Recruiting Difficulty and Skills Shortages” report by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), about two out of...