Future of Work Articles

G1Microsoft doesn't require a college degree for entry-level jobs — here's what the company looks for instead, according to execs 03/05/2020

By not requiring certain credentials for entry-level jobs, Microsoft is able to recruit from a broader talent base and build diversity into its workforce. Many people who have non-STEM backgrounds have shown that they can introduce different perspectives to workplace discussions and decisions. The company has recognized that “soft skills like teamwork and curiosity, as well as a candidate’s willingness to self-train and learn quickly” are important indicators of high-performance individuals. Some managers believe that the fact that a non-degreed person applies for an entry-level job signals a level of tenacity and desire that is worthy of consideration.
G2Ad Council campaign from White House task force will tout alternatives to bachelor's degree 02/24/2020

A yearlong ad campaign led by the Ad Council in association with the White House, Apple, and IBM will “shine a light on how young and working adults can develop the skills in demand for today’s job market…while also seeking to raise awareness of the wide variety of educational options available, such as coding bootcamps, on-the-job apprenticeships, certifications, associate’s degrees and more." The ad campaign, originally set to run through 2020, will promote awareness that many well-paying career paths are open to non-degreed persons. It is in line with the administration’s view that the 4-year degree is only one option to consider. The article also discusses the possible effects of such a campaign influencing people who would benefit from college into lower-income career paths.
G3Millennials Show Loyalty to Employers 02/19/2020

The article reports on survey results indicating that “younger employees, entering their prime working years are…as loyal to their employers as the generation before them…” Millennials working now are demonstrating the same tendency to stay with their employers as GenerationX was showing in 2002. A survey by Prudential recently reported that “60% of millennials had worked for their employer for three or more years” and nearly half wanted to work for their current employer for another 5 years. Reasons for changing employers, however, still include improving skills, perceived ceilings in the current role, and more money.
G4M.B.A. Programs Rush to Add STEM Degrees 02/05/2020

G5Soft skills for a hard world 02/04/2020

G6Getting practical about the future of work 01/30/2020

G7Embedding Industry Certifications in Undergraduate Programs 01/28/2020

G8Redefining the role of the leader in the reskilling era 01/15/2020

G9Boosting the accessibility of Workplace Reskilling 01/15/2020

G10Liberal Arts Pay Off in the Long Run 01/14/2020

G11The talent crisis plaguing Indian startups re?ects the country’s deep education crisis 01/13/2020

G12The Workplace of 2050, according To Experts 01/08/2020

G13Elon Musk says you still don't need a college degree to work at Tesla. Here's what he looks for in job applicants instead. 01/08/2020

G14Jobs of Tomorrow Mapping Opportunity in the New Economy 01/01/2020

Some findings:
  • Demand for both Digital and Human factors is drivinh growth in the professions of the future.
  • Seven Emerging professional clusters - Data and AI; Engineering and Cloud Computig; People and Culture; Product Development; Sales, Marketing and Content; Care Economy; Green Economy.
  • Higher volume growth in AI Specialists, Medical Transcriptionists, Data Scientists, Custemer Success Specialists, Full Stack Engineers; Lower volume growth in Landfill Biogas Generation System Technicians, Social Media Asssitants, Wind Turbine Service Technicians, Green Marketers, Growth Hackers.
  • In demand skills: Business Skills, Specialized Industry Skills, General and Soft Skills, Tech Baseline Skills, Tech Distruptive Skills. Some jobs demand more digital technology skills, others place more emphasis on Business Skills and Specialized Industry Skills.
G15A government blueprint to adapt the ecosystem to automation and the Future of Work 01/01/2020

G16Beyond hiring: How companies are reskilling to address talent gaps 01/01/2020

G17The new science of talent: From roles to returns 01/01/2020

G18Make Your Job Application Robot-Proof 12/16/2019

G19Résumé scanners gain ground at college career centers 12/13/2019

G20American Factories Demand White-Collar Education for Blue-Collar Work 12/09/2019

G21Jobs of the future are clustering in a handful of U.S. cities, study finds 12/08/2019

G22Finland has the most efficient education system in the world 12/03/2019

G23Skills for Industry: Curriculum Guidelines 4.0 - Future-proof education and training for manufacturing in Europe 12/01/2019

G24McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) in 2019 12/01/2019

G25Aristotle can help young leaders create meaning in di?cult moments 11/28/2019

G26New report offers analysis of microcredential completers 11/20/2019

G27Survey of Graduates on Value of Credentials 11/18/2019

G28The future of work: Rethinking skills to tackle the UK's looming talent shortage 11/12/2019

G29How to develop soft skills 11/11/2019

G30Are hard and soft skills rewarded equally? 11/04/2019

G31As AI-assessed job interviewing grows, colleges try to prepare students 11/04/2019

G32Building the tech talent pipeline 11/01/2019

G33Europe Is Hiring—But Its Workforce Isn’t Ready 10/29/2019

G34How a Company’s Aging Workforce Retrained Itself for the Cloud 10/27/2019

G35New Foundational skills of the Digital Economy Burning Glass 07/17/2019

G36Accenture Retrains Its Workers as Technology Upends Their Jobs 06/23/2019

G37Why Companies Are Failing at Reskilling 04/19/2019

G38U of Louisville and IBM to Open ‘Skills Academy’ 04/18/2019

G39National Science Foundation's experiment on federal career trajectories 04/01/2019

G40Subdegree Programs for Working-Class Adults 01/29/2019

G41The Future of Skills Employment in 2030 NESTA 11/29/2017