Tomorrow's Skills Agenda: 5 Predictions for the World of Work in 2020

Posted by Frank Britt on 1/20/20 11:42 AM

We’re past the point of debate about whether the world of work is changing. The labor market continues to tighten. The shelf-life of skills is shrinking as technological change and the rise of AI transform the global economy. The “future of work” has become a cliche. 

As the pace of change picks up, what should employers and workers expect in 2020 -- and how can they keep up? Following the trend lines of workforce transformation can help us make smarter decisions and unlock economic mobility for workers. Here are five predictions for how the world of work will continue to evolve in the coming year.

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Topics: workforce development, working learners

How to Retain Healthcare Workers

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 1/14/20 11:00 AM

Turnover is a major issue in the healthcare sector, which is why increasing employee retention is a top priority for many hospitals and clinics. You might think that higher salaries are the key to retaining workers. While salary increases may help, there are other powerful employee retention strategies you can use.

According to a Nursing Solutions, Inc. report the 2018 turnover rate in hospitals increased to 19.1%, the highest in the decade. The overwhelming majority of hospital separations, 92.7%, were voluntary terminations. Employees leave because they are choosing to. The epidemic isn’t confined to nursing staff. A Leaders for Today survey found that more than 47% of non-clinical admin employees plan to leave their position within two years and more than 42% of clinical admin staff will do the same.

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Topics: workforce training, Healthcare Upskilling, Outcomes

What is the Difference Between Job Training & Workforce Development?

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 1/8/20 11:06 AM

You know that training and developing your employees is vital to the success of your business. The question is, what kind of upskilling do your employees need? Should you provide workforce development or job training? What exactly is the difference?

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Topics: workforce training, workforce development

How to Support Older Workers with Training Opportunities

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 1/2/20 11:00 AM

People are staying in the workforce longer, some into their 70’s and beyond. For businesses, this longevity can be a valuable asset. Providing jobs for people over 50, means you retain their wisdom, experience, and industry knowledge. You can reap the full benefits of a multi-generational workforce by supporting older workers with training opportunities.

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Topics: workforce training, working learners

 

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