How Millennials Are Changing the Workplace Learning Landscape

Posted by Lauren Mackie on 3/22/17 10:00 AM

Millennials now make up more than one-third of the workforce in the United States, surpassing both the baby boomers and generation X.1 Millennials are like no generation before them, and they are playing a pivotal role in reshaping the workplace environment and expectations. One major benefit that millennials are looking for from their employers is continuous training and development.

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Topics: Employers, Millennials, Skills Gap, Training

The Skills that Set Candidates Apart Today

Posted by Bliss Parsons on 2/17/17 5:00 AM

There are always lists of the latest ‘hot skills’ in demand. But even the most sought-after skills need to be accompanied by soft skills in order to be desireable. Soft skills give job seekers the competitive edge needed to land a job. It’s not just nuts-and-bolts training; you could be a UI designer or senior software engineer, and still be turned down if you’re not the right culture fit. Here, we examine what it takes beyond knowing ‘your stuff’ and what employers say set candidates apart.

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Topics: Employers, Skills Gap, soft skills, Millennials

The Top 10 FosterEDU Blog Articles from 2016

Posted by Bliss Parsons on 12/28/16 9:30 AM

As the year draws to a close, we took a look back to review which topics garnered the most interest on FosterEDU this year. In 2016, our readers were eager to learn how to build bridges to connect with millennials in the workplace and how to best serve nontraditional learners. Notable themes included retention of students and employees, innovative education solutions, and how to connect with nontraditional students. The biggest take home point is that it’s critically important to connect with the students and employees you aim to serve in order to understand what their needs are. Thank you for your readership in 2016, and without further ado, here are the top 10 blog posts from this year!

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Topics: Millennials, Employee Retention, College Enrollment & Retention

How “Non-Traditional Students” are Changing the Face of Education

Posted by Dara Warn on 11/2/16 2:00 PM

Recently, we’ve been hearing a lot of buzz over how the ‘non-traditional student’ is quickly becoming the new norm. Mission-based organizations and career-focused education providers are taking the helm to compile and disseminate information and profiles for this burgeoning archetype. We analyzed the key insights from two 2016 surveys on the modern-day learner: Barnes & Noble College Insights platform’s report “Achieving Success for Non-traditional Students: Exploring the Changing Face of Today’s Student Population,” and Penn Foster’s survey of 100,000+ high school, college, and career school students. Below we explore the key trends illustrated from these surveys, and why it makes a lot of sense to start seriously considering their needs when building education solutions for the upcoming generation:

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Topics: Education, Millennials, Colleges & Career Schools

6 Tips for Fostering Millennial Success: Overcoming the Hype and Misconceptions

Posted by Allessandria Polizzi on 10/26/16 2:23 PM

There have been a lot of articles and opinions on our newest and highly influential employee group, the millennial. From constantly taking selfies to expecting immediate promotions, the discussion about millennials can run the gamut from the informative to the hysterical.

One thing we do know is that this generation cannot be ignored. According to the Council of Economic Affairs (CEA), they are now the largest and most diverse population in the US. 1 As they will soon hold the keys to the workforce, here are six tips to make sure they have the skills they need to be successful:
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Topics: Employers, Industry News, Education, Millennials

 

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