While part of the boom is due to a historic bull market, it’s also a result of employers figuring out how to hire and develop Gen Z talent, and the growing evidence that hiring them is delivering clear ROIs. Companies such as Box, PayPal, and Under Armour have turned entry-level hiring into a strategic advantage, and employers increasingly agree that this talent group can boost profit, accelerate digital transformation, and fill the growing gap left by retiring Baby Boomers. … [Read more...] about The business case for investing in entry-level talent
Yau’s visualization is searchable, enabling you to enter any profession and see a percentage breakdown of the jobs those people switch into. The data shows that about 15% of designers who switched out of the industry ended up in the sports industry—which is counterintuitive and may reflect the lack of detail in how the census itself categorizes jobs. Yau says he has no idea why that might be, but the other top fields for designers to move into make sense: artists, musicians, and producers and directors, all of which are creative fields. The data shows that about 15% of architects who switch jobs tend to move into the legal field, while just over 10% become surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists. … [Read more...] about How Often Do Designers Leave Design, Compared To Other Industries?
Take Andrew Yang, who has no government experience but is running to be the Democratic presidential nominee. While Yang has had success in various startup ventures, from celebrity fundraising to test prep, he has no political governing experience. However, he is the only Democratic presidential candidate sounding the alarm about the disruption of the workforce–via automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics–displacing millions of American workers in the coming decade. While other candidates have discussed breaking up “the Big Four” in tech (Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon), you don’t hear much talk about the larger issue of what the future will look like for displaced workers, particularly from marginalized communities. … [Read more...] about Let’s hope these key tech issues aren’t ignored on tonight’s less-diverse debate stage
The study has big implications for your career path: Education mostly pays off for individuals who will be on teams with peers who are equally educated in complimentary fields. And on your next job hunt, opt for a role where you won’t be working in a mob of similar peers. Because at the end of the day, your paycheck will reflect not your skills but the skills you can mobilize through your colleagues. … [Read more...] about Harvard researchers studied 9 million people to discover the surprising secret to career success
“We have jobs and responsibilities, and grief can knock you off your game,” says Tracy Y Washington , a certified grief recovery specialist. Grief is a “process of adapting to a new normal,” she says. It can take weeks, months, or years, depending on the person and the loss they experienced. Imposing a timeframe or blueprint on grief can delay the healing process. … [Read more...] about 7 ways to deal with grief at work