Is the future of work a man's world? 3 ways women can win

Posted by Mara Swan on May 25, 2017 at 11:14 PM

“This is a man's world ... but it wouldn't be nothing, nothing, without a woman or a girl.” So said James Brown in 1966 and there’s no doubt progress has been made around gender parity since then. These well-known words should seem outdated. But are they? Is the future of jobs a man’s world? The reality is it may be.

Today, technology is changing the way work gets done at an unprecedented rate and we are seeing the emergence of a skills revolution. Helping people upskill and adapt to a fast-changing world of work will be the defining challenge of our time, and one of the biggest impacts will be felt by women.

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Topics: Learnability, Gender Parity, Skills Revolution, Women in Leadership

4 things all job-seeking millennials should remember

Posted by Mónica Flores Barragán on May 25, 2017 at 11:13 PM

When I’m with my teenage daughter I am reminded that millennials, like the young generations before them, are not one homogenous group. There are certainly commonalities – we all know that Wi-Fi, access to Snapchat and of course a smartphone are necessities for most millennials, including my daughter – but when it comes to finding out what makes them tick, and the career that’s right for them, there is no one-size-fits all approach.

And yet, when I am at one of my regular speaking events on employment, talent and the world of work, I often get questions from young people about how they can prepare for the world of work. It’s been quite some years since I got my first job, but because at ManpowerGroup we find work for thousands of people every day, I see a few things come up again and again.

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Topics: Millennials, Learnability, Upskilling, Career Security, Gender Parity