Future of Talent Institute's Blogs

Building the New Workforce Through Business and Community College Partnerships

Today’s recruiting trends (that include companies bringing back their outsourced manufacturing to the US) puts more pressure on sourcing. In this blog, Beth McCormick from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory argues that now is the time to focus on developing or expanding partnerships between companies and community college. These partnerships, given the time and resources, can become a significant source of quality candidates.

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Closing the Gender Gap One Story at a Time

Future of Talent co-founder and author Eileen Clegg discusses “the wicked problem of the gender gap.” She talks about the key drivers of women’s collective stature and impact in society that are being discovered by reviewing patterns found in the past 250 years of history. Eileen explains how these patterns lead us to new hypotheses about how we can work together to create the evolution toward equal pay, equal influence, equal power on the planet with links to additional resources.

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7 Ways We Created the Current Talent Shortage

The popular belief that there is a significant shortage of qualified people is simply not true. That’s what Kevin argues in this post. He identifies and analyzes seven trends, debunking this erroneous belief and showing us how this false shortage was of our own doing.

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Can You See the Elephant in the Room?

This week’s guest blogger, Chris Gootherts, Founder and President of International Talent Recruitment, postulates, “You have already declined the candidates that could have filled all your needs.” In this post, Chris uses his experience at Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon to explore causes of unfilled positions in tech, and builds his case for what recruiters need to do with the allegory of the elephant and the blind men.

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To Innovate Or Not

“Talent Acquisition has a drastic need for increased innovation, education, and a general push for ideation. Unfortunately, it seems tactical execution and order taking is our natural disposition.” Guest blogger Marie Burns discusses the need for innovation and the trends that present opportunities for that innovation.

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The Perils of Predictive Analytics

Predictive analytics enables us to anticipate human behavior with greater accuracy. We find predictive analytics used in our everyday lives and with that comes potential pitfalls and negatives. In this post, Kevin Wheeler discusses several core issues that we should be aware of in the wake of predictive analytics including privacy issues, commercialization, and human biases.

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The Economic Value of A Multigenerational Workforce

Monique believes in the economic value of multigenerational teams where age simply should not matter. We are simply living longer and for those individuals who would like to continue to work — why not? Perhaps this is an opportunity to re-define what work can and should look like. The power of the AND is compelling in this narrative .

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What Would You Do If You Were Not Afraid?

What Would You Do If You Were Not Afraid? Guest Blog Post from Jeff Saperstein An important step in career planning is to answer two simple, but really difficult questions: What do you want to accomplish? What is hindering you from achieving it? Sure, it is easy to...

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