workforce development

  • How robots will reshape the U.S. economy Crunch Network

    How robots will reshape the U.S. economy

    Few doubt that our future — both immediate and long term — will be heavily impacted by robots. With flashy AI technology like IBM’s Watson and Google’s driverless cars stealing headlines and outperforming their human competitors, it’s clear that our economy is bracing for a fundamental shift in how we perform work. What’s less obvious, however, is exactly… Read More

  • Why TechHire needs to continue with the next U.S. president Crunch Network

    Why TechHire needs to continue with the next U.S. president

    We’re now a year into the White House’s TechHire initiative to help more Americans qualify for better, higher-paying tech jobs regardless of their pedigree. The verdict so far? TechHire has seen solid traction, but evaluating this effort through a short-term lens misses the point of its grand ambitions. Read More

  • Why America Needs To Start Educating Its Workforce Again

    Ask any old-time IBMer, and you will hear stories of IBM’s legendary workforce-development practices. When a manager identified a manufacturing worker with promise, the company would teach him how to dress, how to speak to clients, and how to service products. These technicians would then be trained to be computer programmers, sales reps, or product managers. IBM president Thomas… Read More