Grads of Life Blog

Category: Management and Leadership

Creating A Company Culture That Maximizes Millennial Engagement

Think back to a typical office in the United States during the last 20 years and what do you visualize? A majority of employees in business attire working in cubicles or dark offices with a desktop computer and a palpable sense of stress and anxiety swirling around them. There was less collaboration and a lot […]

How Grads of Life Is Supporting The President’s #FirstJob Compact

Grads of Life is delighted to share President Obama’s announcement today on the progress of the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative and the new commitments made by the private sector to expand job opportunities for all of the nation’s young people. In February 2014, the President launched MBK, which called on communities to act to […] Read More

Rising to the Challenge

At a time when divisiveness has cast a pall over our country, new alliances are inspiring ways to bring us together. We all have a role to play in addressing longstanding social and economic inequities, and employers are finding new ways to contribute to this effort. Although we are personally heartsick at recent events and […] Read More

Why Businesses Should Reach Out To The 70 Million Americans Excluded From the Workforce

Last month, the White House announced that 185 employers had pledged to eliminate job barriers for people with past convictions. The impressive list includes tech giants such as Google and Facebook and the ubiquitous Starbucks. Collectively, the Fair Chance Business Pledge signatories employ three million Americans. But what’s most significant about the pledge is not […] Read More

A Paradigm Shift To Help Students Navigate Their Career Options

Lost? No problem. Simply type the appropriate coordinates into your smart phone and within seconds turn-by-turn directions lead you effortlessly to your destination. Although people used to depend on folded maps, sextants, and stars to navigate, today it is easy to take for granted the GPS support we have at our fingertips which will even […] Read More

It Takes A Village To Empower People

The SPS Training and Development program was initially launched in 2006 and was influenced by our Internship Program. My goal was to create a program in order to give back to those who were not afforded the resources provided to me.  I was inspired by these words my grandfather shared with me, “Let your dreams […] Read More