Due to the growing skills gap and an aging workforce, U.S. manufacturers will need to fill an estimated 3.5 million jobs in the coming decade. As companies look ahead to address the growing talent shortage, many experts say women could be the key to strengthening the manufacturing workforce.
Companies are finding creative ways to invest in the right talent to ensure their organizations are adequately prepared for the automation of the future.
Chuck Dorsey, CEO of HALO Innovations, disrupted the baby bassinet industry—and now he may have to disrupt his own company.
Many things keep manufacturing CEOs up at night, but one of the most nagging is the challenge of ensuring that they’ve got enough skilled workers to keep the machines running in the future.
Business school may be your ticket to the boardroom. More than 40% of the chief executive officers in the top 100 Fortune companies have studied for an MBA, according to research from Heidrick & Struggles, the executive search firm.
Millennials have officially taken over as the largest segment of the U.S workforce, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center analysis. Love them or hate them, the sheer size and influence of the millennial generation has important business implications, not the least of which is what kind of leaders they will make 10 years from now.
You may be surprised to know that when it comes to personal development, your fellow CEOs are no different than their employees. They yearn for it—and probably more than you think.
CEOs have been fixating on the importance of millennials as consumers and workers. But have they thought about the kind of leaders the members of Generation Y will become as they age and climb into important positions in their businesses? And more importantly, how the grooming and mentoring process might need to change to optimize their growth and their strengths?
Nearly half of American jobs could be automated in “a decade or two,” according to a recent argument by two researchers in The Economist. The jobs of everyone from telemarketers to title examiners to watch repairers to library technicians have become endangered by advances from the Internet of things, while many of those that have been deemed safe from such disruption are hands-on healthcare-related occupations: mental-health social workers, oral surgeons, prosthetists and recreational therapists. Yet, as this phenomenon unfolds, it underscores areas of opportunity, not only for individuals, but also for companies organized around their skills.
Making the connection between leadership and the company bottom line isn’t revolutionary. But Gallup estimates that 70% of U.S. workers are not engaged at work, and puts the cost of disengagement at $550 billion per year.