Category Archives: The Future of Work

AI as Talent Scout

For years, employers and online intermediaries have used algorithms to help fill job openings, but their methods were often crude. A computer would identify keywords on resumes, then determine whether those words corresponded to text in job descriptions. Applicants learned to game the process by larding their resumes with terms the machines are likely to be looking for. Conversely, poorly worded job listings could cause computers to overlook qualified candidates. But, recent advances in a form of AI known as deep learning are changing the game. Instead of simply scanning words on a page and matching them to words in a job description, a machine can now identify skills and aptitudes that don’t explicitly appear on a candidate’s resume. Read the article Continue reading AI as Talent Scout

Thriving in the Gig Economy

The most effective independent workers cultivate four types of connections — to place, routines, purpose, and people — that help them endure the emotional ups and downs of their work and gain energy and inspiration from their freedom. As the gig economy grows worldwide, these strategies are increasingly relevant.  Read the article

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How colleges are preparing students for jobs that don’t exist yet

Eighty-five percent of the jobs that today’s students will do in 2030 don’t exist yet, the Institute for the Future has predicted. Even if that 85 percent is ultimately smaller, the number begs an important question about how the workforce is preparing for the future, starting in the classroom. Read the article

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