Building Blocks for a Successful Workforce Development Plan

Building Blocks for a Successful Workforce Development Plan

A pandemic. Technological Advancements. Economic uncertainty. Skills gaps. Here are building blocks for a successful workforce development plan that weathers the storm. Workforce development leaders – in our communities and in the workplace – are facing a shift in the...
What is COVID-19 Doing to the Workforce of the Future?

What is COVID-19 Doing to the Workforce of the Future?

For our youngest professionals, those just entering the workforce after graduating from college, COVID-19 couldn’t have come at a worse time. Just as these young people prepared to enter a working world with low unemployment and vast opportunity, the coronavirus...
What You Can Do to Combat Racism at Work

What You Can Do to Combat Racism at Work

We had planned a different blog for today. But the death of George Floyd and the surrounding events compelled us to address racism at work. With the country once again in turmoil following (another) death of a Black man at the hand of a law enforcement officer, we are...
How to Create a Skills Inventory and Why it’s Important

How to Create a Skills Inventory and Why it’s Important

In business disruption, a skills inventory can help align company goals with employee performance. Here’s how to create a skills inventory along with seven skill inventory benefits that can advance your corporate strategy. While no one knows exactly what skills a...
Skills and Competencies: What is the Difference?

Skills and Competencies: What is the Difference?

Nearly every day, we hear business people discuss the “skills” and “competencies” their employees need to succeed. The two terms are used together so often that many people think of them as synonyms.  Are they the same? Should they be used...