Why It’s Important for Young People to Have Part-Time Jobs

Did you have a part-time job growing up? In the past, having a part-time job was a staple of nearly every high school student’s schedule. Recently, however, summer jobs and teen participation in the labor force are on the decline. The employment rate among teens in the U.S. fell by 19 percent between the years[…]

Why Workers Need to Know How to Give (and Take) Criticism the Right Way

Both taking and receiving criticism are some of the most difficult things to do, especially at work. However, creating a workplace culture around accountability has been proven to boost morale and it’s one of the top qualities employees like to see in an organization. Negative feedback is an inevitable part of the workplace, and it’s something[…]

Here’s Why Self-Confidence is Key to Building a Successful Workforce

The U.S. is facing a self-confidence crisis. Many of us, particularly teens and women, are feeling less confident than ever in our appearance and our skillsets. This can cause many different problems, including that it prevents worker from achieving success in the office. Some blame the lack of self-confidence on social media, the internet or[…]

Building the Stamina of Young Workers: A Job Workout

Today’s work environments are often fast-paced, complex and crowded. They can be daunting for any worker, but if for a recent graduate, a stay-at-home-parent returning to work, a former inmate who was recently released from custody, or even someone who has just been unemployed for a while, getting into the groove of the workday can take[…]

Georgetown: learning and teaching 21st-century skills

AUGMENTED LEARNING AND TEACHING THE SKILLS OF THE 21ST CENTURY 21st-Century Skills As the economy becomes increasingly automated, employment skills for both blue and white collar jobs must evolve to keep up. So-called “21st-century skills” learning rotates away from hard STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and incorporates soft skills to augment the progression of technology.[…]

International Workers Find Welcome, Soft Skills in Canada

There’s a wave of nationalism and anti-free trade sentiments sweeping the United States and Europe, and questions remain about whether international workers will be allowed to continue working in those nations, and how to address the difference in skills. Free trade agreements allow for foreign workers to work in their host nation, and travel between[…]

The Top Ten Skills Employers Are Looking For

The modern-day economy and job market changes so rapidly, it’s hard to tell what are the exact skills that employers are looking for in new hires. Business is evolving to the point where the jobs that will be required in ten years haven’t even been invented yet. But are the most desirable skills STEM (science,[…]