Grads of Life Blog

Our National Resilience Depends On Bold Cybersecurity Leaders

A continuously growing architecture of networks, systems, and assets creates unseen ties between each of us. While these digital connections enable faster communication and innovation to power our economy, they create new vulnerabilities that are a liability for companies and organizations. It is no longer sufficient to secure the systems inside our networks and feel […] Read More

Leading Employers Gather To Innovate Hiring Strategies With Community And Business Impact

At the end of March, influential employers –  including T-Mobile, Gap Inc., and McDonalds* – came to New Orleans for an unprecedented gathering on jobs in the United States. Each had expressed enthusiasm for impact hiring – an approach that creates business value through recruiting and investing in individuals who face barriers to economic opportunity. […] Read More

What We Can Learn From The UK’s Approach To Apprenticeship

This piece was originally published as part of the Apprenticeship Forward series on the New America website.  If you ask a German or Swiss businessperson what the ROI is on their apprenticeship program, be prepared for a look of bemusement or even befuddlement. But don’t expect a string of numbers. Apprenticeship is so deeply rooted […] Read More

Four Ways That Technology Can Reinvent Work In The Digital Age

In the 1800s, it was machine-powered looms that replaced human hand weavers. Today, digital technology is disrupting work for working people — blue- and white-collar alike — in every occupation. Advances in fields such as artificial intelligence and robotics are making it increasingly possible for machines to perform not only physical but also cognitive tasks, […] Read More

Taking ‘Hire Character, Train Skill’ From Theory To Practice

“Hire character; train skill.” This saying has never rung truer than in today’s economy. The necessary skillsets for most jobs are rapidly evolving due to technological disruptions. To succeed in the modern workplace, what’s more valuable than the know-how you may possess today is the ability to swiftly adapt to a changing landscape—along with the […] Read More