Filling the void: How higher ed can embrace diversity in an evolving workforce

Experts say targeting the next generation may be the key to institutional success or failure.
Less than a generation ago, the American labor pool was whiter and older, according to government demographic statistics. But the most recent data point to a rapidly changing workforce, one defined by greater diversity, a retiring baby boomer generation, and a technologically savvy millennial audience. ...

How I make diversity and inclusion the biggest priority in the workplace

Barry Ostrowsky, CEO of RWJBarnabas Health, the state's largest health system, took some time to discuss the topic of diversity as it relates to business and the workforce.
NJBIZ: We are working in a world more focused on diversity. Should businesses adopt a tactic to enforce this effort?
Barry Ostrowsky: Irrespective of how righteous the topic is, it is absolutely necessary to enhance the business results of an enterprise. ...

9 High-Paying Jobs That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

Is your 9-to-5 job suffocating you? Tired of working a low-paying, high stress job? Have you been watching in horror as your industry slowly dies around you? Now might be the time to replace your dead-end job with a shiny, new, and potentially lucrative career. ...

What a Hiring Manager Can Learn from a Candidate’s #FirstSevenJobs

What a Hiring Manager Can Learn from a Candidate’s #FirstSevenJobs
Workplace experts reflect on hashtag trending on Twitter
Chances are that, by the time a young adult applies for her first job out of college, she will already have had a wealth of work experience—maybe as a waitress, lifeguard, dishwasher, telemarketer, sitter, dog walker and newspaper deliverer. ...

Education Secretary to PTA: Demand Diversity in Schools, Teaching Force

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. called on parents to take charge of improving diversity in their schools and classrooms—both among students and teachers—during a recent speech before the National Parent Teacher Association.
The issue of student and teacher diversity has been a major issue for King since his appointment to take over the federal department in fall 2015. ...