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WEF reskills 1bn people for future work

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has restated its commitment to ensuring the 2030 initiative goal to reskill, provide better education and work for one billion people. The organisation announced on Tuesday that more than 350 million people are being reached with better skills, jobs,...

To succeed as an entrepreneur, do you need rich parents?

There’s a persistent belief that those who have started highly successful businesses have done so with nothing but their wits, ingenuity and some sort of innate entrepreneurial spirit that makes them destined to become billionaires.  One claim making the rounds on Twitter purported that if...

Study Mathematics Until Aged 18? Let’s Start With Soft Skills

In his first speech of 2023, the UK’s Prime Minister announced a new plan to better equip young people to enter the workforce: get them to study mathematics up until the age of 18. Rishi Sunak said: “In a world where data is everywhere and...

Why Managing Talent Is Now (Finally) a Core Business Function

Everything was a tech company a few years ago. Then everything became a media...

Is career education in schools prioritizing business over students?

As some schools shift to career-focused education, a long-running debate on the purpose of education is being revived.Some education experts worry the focus on industry qualifications means schools are taking on responsibilities that should fall to businesses, like training workers for specific job duties, to...

Marine Corps vet shares an acronym that help him find the best talent

Assembling a talented team is more than having employees with a wonderful resume, business acumen or technical skills, says Ray Lawler, the Asia-Pacific CEO for real estate investor Hines. The Marine Corps veteran shares how an acronym he learned in the military helps him...