Grads of Life Blog

How JPMorgan Chase Supports Young Men Of Color On Path To College

Navigating the path to college can be overwhelming for youth and their families.  Between researching and narrowing down a list of colleges to apply to, preparing applications, and piecing together financial aid materials, youth can benefit from the support and guidance of mentors throughout the college and career planning process. This is evidenced by the […]

Why Higher Education Institutions Need Smarter Cloud Technologies

The Missing Higher Education Marketplace The economy today produces voluminous digital information and this information fuels market behavior. Prior to the Internet, market information had to be gleaned from filings and other static sources. Today, real-time data is gathered every second from all sorts of transactions and communications between consumers, producers, reporters and investors. There […] Read More

Employers Are Overlooking Non-Traditional Candidates And It’s Costing Them

Employers – how many times have you turned down a young candidate due to their lack of “traditional” qualifications? If your answer is frequently, you’re probably missing out on your next top performer. The job market has shifted. Twenty years ago someone’s GPA, the university they matriculated from, and the number of years they worked […] Read More

The Human Element: 5 Steps For Creating A Truly Inclusive Work Culture

Employee diversity is a good thing for companies. Several studies show that diverse and inclusive companies have better financial performance than those that aren’t, yet headlines today point to the diversity gap that persists across industries. A Bersin by Deloitte study highlighted this gap when it reported that 70% of the diversity and inclusion leaders […] Read More

AT&T’s Diverse Mentoring Relationships Accelerate Employee Engagement

According to a 2015 Gallup report that includes data from over 80,000 employee interviews, employee engagement has been flat since 2000.  In 2015, only 32% of employees reported being engaged at work while 50.8% reported not being engaged and 17.2% reported being actively disengaged.  Additional research is starting to show a correlation with corporate responsibility […] Read More

Why Companies Should Invest More In The Retention Of Entry-Level Employees

In the years since the Great Recession, unemployment levels have fallen across the United States, while economic growth in the country has rebounded. As a result, competition for entry-level talent is growing, and many employers are struggling with rising employee turnover. We estimate that the U.S. retail industry lost more than $9 billion to voluntary […] Read More