With the advent of artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, and other technologies, we are entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution. A great deal of attention is given to the question of whether automation will destroy all jobs.
In the recovering economy, employers will play a central role as Americans look to reskill, upskill, and compete in the workforce. But what do people want and expect from employers’ hiring, advancement, and training practices?
Most forecasters expect very strong GDP growth in 2021 as the American Rescue Plan works its way through the economy and vaccinations increase. If this proves accurate, we estimate that monthly payroll employment gains over the next 10 months will average between 700,000 and 1 million per month.
The Project on Workforce is an interdisciplinary, collaborative project between the Harvard Kennedy School's Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, the Harvard Business School Managing the Future of Work Project, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Findings from a wide-ranging survey of executives and hiring managers that was conducted in partnership with Hanover Research. The survey explored employers’ views of what constitutes workforce preparedness, the educational outcomes and experiences they value most when making hiring decisions.
We comb through all the erudite literature on Workforce Development issues, trends, and strategies as they relate to the world of education. We then synthesize our favorite research into concise summaries and feature articles, covering this broad landscape in a way that can save you time.