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The future of work is changing. Are you ready?

The future of work is changing. Are you ready?

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The future of work is changing. Are you ready?

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Episodes

The most vulnerable workers are being hit the hardest

3/25/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has already led to a significant increase in layoffs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 281,000 new unemployment claims filed by the middle of March in industries ranging from hospitality to warehousing to transportation. Economists say the number of people losing their jobs because of the public health crisis […] The post The most vulnerable workers are being hit the hardest appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:23:39

From remote working to remote learning

3/24/2020
The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the workforce and education in almost every way. Many offices and businesses are being told to shut their doors and have their employees work from home, if they can. Schools and universities are shifting to online classes. Both of these can present a challenge to workers, to teachers, and to […] The post From remote working to remote learning appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:21:16

Remote learning: Skilling up with online courses

3/17/2020
For the past 14 years, the TGR Foundation: A Tiger Woods Charity has been helping kids and teenagers discover their passion for a STEM career through an innovative, hands-on training program. The kids learn what it takes to be a forensic scientist, an engineer, or a marine biologist through problem solving lessons that involve real-world […] The post Remote learning: Skilling up with online courses appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:34:39

Eliminating hiring bias to create a stronger workforce

3/10/2020
We often say that talent is everywhere, but there are barriers to opportunity. Gender, race, and class can prevent a hiring manager from considering some of the best candidates. And these same hiring managers can also be swayed by a “perfect” resume that doesn’t tell them everything. In this episode of Work in Progress, Mike […] The post Eliminating hiring bias to create a stronger workforce appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:02:39

Closing the skills gap: The frictionless pathway

3/3/2020
Ryan Craig has been talking about closing the skills gap longer than most people. It’s been his passion, and his company’s mission. And when Craig talks about the future of work, it is worth listening to what he has to say. “The reason the skills gap is as big as it’s ever been, and it […] The post Closing the skills gap: The frictionless pathway appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:34:29

Futuro Health: Meeting the demand for certified health care workers

2/25/2020
When you think about healthcare careers, doctors and nurses probably come to mind first. But there is a looming demand for allied health care workers—so-called “hidden” health care careers that don’t need years of medical school, but they do require training and certification. People need to know these jobs exist, and then that there is […] The post Futuro Health: Meeting the demand for certified health care workers appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:37:14

Access equals opportunity: The WGU higher ed model

2/18/2020
Western Governors University describes itself as “education without borders”. The fully online university is the nation’s first and largest competency-based university designed to give all students access to the education they need to compete for work in our rapidly changing economy. It’s been hailed as one of the most innovative higher education models in the […] The post Access equals opportunity: The WGU higher ed model appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:27:53

Reimagining the role of career services on campus

2/11/2020
For the majority of young adults who enroll in college, the expected outcome is simple: a good career that will earn them a good living. But once you start attending classes on campus, how do you know you are picking the right classes that will lead to a career in an in-demand field? Who is […] The post Reimagining the role of career services on campus appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:40:16

Google, AI, and a free up-skilling program

2/4/2020
“Machine learning and artificial intelligence are having profound changes on the way that we work,” says Andrew Dunckelman, Google.org’s head of Education and Economic Opportunity. We’re all going to have to learn new things on the job, but “reskilling does not have to be a scary thing,” he adds as he points to his own […] The post Google, AI, and a free up-skilling program appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:23:07

Recognizing skills earned in the workplace

1/28/2020
How do hiring managers measure talent? Traditionally, the resume has been seen as a proxy for success, along with a college degree. But those measurements don’t always predict who will succeed in a job or a career. “Someone who went to college will have more formalized education and more traditionally recognized skill, but is not […] The post Recognizing skills earned in the workplace appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:30:58

Workforce disruption: disappearing jobs vs. disappearing tasks

1/21/2020
Robots are taking your jobs! Maybe. Maybe not. “The whole notion of jobs being destroyed by AI is pretty hot. It’s been around for quite a while. In fact, the Oxford University study suggested 47 percent of jobs are going to be wiped out by AI is over six years old. We don’t quite take […] The post Workforce disruption: disappearing jobs vs. disappearing tasks appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:31:09

Exploring the #PowerOfWork with Goodwill’s CEO

1/14/2020
When you think of Goodwill Industries, your first thought may be of the ubiquitous stores that sell gently-used clothes and household goods. While that is the very public-facing image of the company, it is not their primary mission. In their own words, Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and […] The post Exploring the #PowerOfWork with Goodwill’s CEO appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:24:49

The future of work: 2020 and beyond

12/31/2019
As we ring in the new year, and peer into the next decade, let’s take stock of where we are when it comes to the jobs of the future and how we’re going to prepare for them. Our guest this week on Work in Progress is Jake Schwartz, the co-founder and CEO of General Assembly, […] The post The future of work: 2020 and beyond appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:35:25

Coming back from a career break

12/24/2019
If you’re in your 40s or older, and you had a chance to live and work as if you were in your 20s again, would you do it? That train of thought led Pamela Redmond Satran to write Younger, the New York Times best-selling novel in which a woman in her 40s poses as a […] The post Coming back from a career break appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:15:54

The real unemployment numbers

12/17/2019
I am joined in this week’s episode of Work in Progress by Leo Hindery, former CEO of AT&T Broadband and founder and CEO of Trine Acquisition. We’re talking about what he calls the “real unemployment numbers” and why he thinks broadband for everyone is a “civil right.” Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) […] The post The real unemployment numbers appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:21:33

Richard Haass: Skills gap is a “slow motion crisis”

12/10/2019
This week on Work in Progress, I sit down with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss the reasons why there are seven million open jobs in this country that employers are having a hard time filling, despite the low unemployment rate. “A lot of people, I believe, are incorrectly focusing […] The post Richard Haass: Skills gap is a “slow motion crisis” appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:18:10

A multigenerational workforce is a stronger workforce

12/3/2019
Workplace technology has changed drastically — these days, even the coffeemakers can think for themselves. Faced with upskilling or reentering the job market, many mid-lifers will admit to feeling a certain amount of anxiety. “I think there’s this collective anxiety in the air of people who are entering middle age in this what is now […] The post A multigenerational workforce is a stronger workforce appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:20:55

Small businesses are jobs engines

11/26/2019
We tend to look to major corporations to drive the jobs market, but, in fact, small businesses are responsible for about 85 percent of all hiring in the U.S. They are also the key to economic mobility. However, over the last 20 years, small business creation has slowed, creating fewer opportunities for some Americans to […] The post Small businesses are jobs engines appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:23:58

Veterans seek a sense of purpose

11/12/2019
November is Veterans and Military Families Month. And all this month, WorkingNation is taking a look at issues veterans face when looking for work after they have transitioned out of the military. In this episode, we talk with Jim Lorraine, president and CEO of America’s Warrior Partnership (AWP), and Joshua Wilson, who manages AWP’s corporate […] The post Veterans seek a sense of purpose appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:27:18

Upskilling veterans for civilian jobs

11/5/2019
It’s Veterans and Military Families Month. And all this month, WorkingNation is taking a look at some of the challenges veterans and military spouses have when it comes to finding and keeping a good civilian job. More than 200,000 men and women transition out of the military each year. For many, their job in the […] The post Upskilling veterans for civilian jobs appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:26:58