Thomas Frey predicted that 50% of colleges would collapse by 2013. Similarly, Clayton Christiansen is quoted as saying that 50% of colleges will not exist in 15 years. Others have made similar claims. Such predictions are based on tracing the impact and likely trajectory of innovations like blended and online learning, open learning, technologies allowing for mass customization and personalization, adapting learning software, and a growing set of alternative pathways to gainful and skilled employment.
If you don’t like your manager, it’s probably not you, and there is a good chance your boss should never have been promoted in the first place. Continue reading… “Research suggests 82% of managers aren’t cut out for the job”
Many believe that corporations will soon beef up their core leadership teams, delegating the increasingly complex attributes of the modern organization to in-house, executive-level experts and allowing them to keep foundational business knowledge close to the top. Continue reading… “C-Suite jobs of the future”
Being able to predict future job positions that will be in demand and that will command a reasonable living wage – can mean the difference between having a vibrant career and being consigned to the scrap heap before your time. Continue reading… “The top future jobs”
RedMonk has released their bi-annual programming language rankings. Very little has changed in the process since Drew Conway and John Myles White’s original analysis late in 2010.
There have been articles about the primacy of software engineers over the past several years. The fact that technical majors are making more money coming out of college than their classmates and the average salary for a developer has risen dramatically over the past few years supports this reality.
Over the past five years the for-profit institution has shed about half of its students, and since September the university has fired 900 employees. Continue reading… “After student exodus, 900 laid off by University of Phoenix”
It seems that one of the least likely jobs to be automated would be hiring and recruiting. Computers lack the human skills that the process needs, like making conversation and reading social cues. Continue reading… “Would an algorithm hire better than a human?”
A mart HR manager is already looking at the generation Z, oldest of whom are turning 18 and slowly entering the workforce, while a lot of companies are still struggling with millennials. Continue reading… “Planning for the future: Generation Z”
Trucking driving is the most common job in 29 of 50 US states, according to NPR. This seems a bit overboard, and depends on how jobs are categorized, but here is the chart.
When it comes to telecommuting, Colorado is leading the nation. Continue reading… “Colorado loves to telecommute”
Limiting yourself to local talent is no longer an option in today’s talent war. While most companies may need to resort to hiring lesser candidates or to not hiring at all, a small number of incredibly attractive companies can afford to pay sky-high salaries to attract top local talent. Continue reading… “The 4 types of companies that can benefit from distributed engineering teams”