Have tech skills? The health care industry wants you!
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by WorkingNation
6d ago
In this episode of Work in Progress, Jennifer Goldsack, CEO of the Digital Medicine Society, joins me from CES 2023 earlier this month to discuss how technology is changing the skills needed in one of the most in-demand industries: health care. From nurses accessing digital medical records to checkups via Zoom to interpreting flows and streams of data, nearly everyone who’s recently received health care has been touched by digital health care, even if that technology is out of view. CEO Jennifer Goldsack tells me that the nonprofit Digital Medicine Society, or DiMe, is on a mission to advance ..read more
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What we learned at CES about how tech is changing the way we work
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by WorkingNation
1w ago
For this episode of Work in Progress, I headed to Las Vegas for CES 2023, the huge Consumer Electronics Show. As usual, there were thousands of cool new consumer products on display, including a wireless OLED TV at the LG booth, all kinds of at-home health care products, and a robot that was roaming the showroom floor apparently on its own. That was all very interesting, of course, but I was mostly there to talk to business and workforce development leaders about how all this tech innovation is playing out in the workforce. In other words, someone has to make these new products, so what kind o ..read more
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What makes a job a good job and does your job make the cut?
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by WorkingNation
2w ago
In this episode of the Work in Progress podcast, I’m joined by Maureen Conway, Aspen Institute VP and Executive Director of the Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program to discuss what makes a job a good job. The Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program is focused on policies, strategies, and ideas that help people across the county build better livelihoods and better lives. One of the primary areas it focuses on is how do people do that in the context of the labor market and getting good jobs. So, what makes a job a good job? Conway says there are three pillars to the framework. “A ..read more
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Here’s what hot at CES 2023 and what it means for the job market
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by WorkingNation
3w ago
In this episode of Work in Progress, Gary Shapiro, president & CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), joins me to talk about the world’s biggest tech event – the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023 – underway this week in Las Vegas. More than 100-thousand people are expected at CES to get a look at what’s ahead for us in 2023 and beyond from more than 1,000 exhibitors. “What we’re going to see is the growth of so many categories such as digital health and EV (electric vehicles) and all the different transportation alternatives. It’s one of the largest car shows in the world, al ..read more
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Employers are offering education benefits to attract and retain workers
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by WorkingNation
1M ago
In this episode of Work of Progress, Dr. Jill Buban, general manager and VP of EdAssist by Bright Horizons, joins me to discuss the impact of employer-offered education benefits on closing the labor shortages in health care and other industries. Industry experts have been sounding the alarm about the staffing shortages in health care for decades, and that shortage has evolved into a crisis following COVID, particularly in nursing and allied health care. New research from EdAssist by Bright Horizon and The Josh Bersin Company says the demand for nurses is going to grow 13% year-over-year betwee ..read more
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Entrepreneurship is Kansas City, Missouri’s ‘secret sauce’
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by WorkingNation
2M ago
Entrepreneurship is part of the American Dream and it is booming. A record 5.4 million new businesses were started last year, as workers across the country struck out on their own, searching for a different path to a fulfilling career and economic mobility. But that road isn’t always a smooth one for some new business owners who hit roadblocks such as access to financial capital, lack of a strong social network, and other barriers to success. In this special four-part Work in Progress podcast series – Economic Mobility Through Entrepreneurship – we’ll examine those headwinds and solutions ..read more
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The path to starting your own company varies, with many shared experiences along the way
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by WorkingNation
2M ago
Entrepreneurship is part of the American Dream and it is booming. A record 5.4 million new businesses were started last year, as workers across the country struck out on their own, searching for a different path to a fulfilling career and economic mobility. But that road isn’t always a smooth one for some new business owners who hit roadblocks such as access to financial capital, lack of a strong social network, and other barriers to success. In this special four-part Work in Progress podcast series – Economic Mobility Through Entrepreneurship – we’ll examine those headwinds and solutions ..read more
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Entrepreneurs of color face significant hurdles to starting their businesses
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by WorkingNation
2M ago
Entrepreneurship is part of the American Dream and it is booming. A record 5.4 million new businesses were started last year, as workers across the country struck out on their own, searching for a different path to a fulfilling career and economic mobility. But that road isn’t always a smooth one for some new business owners who hit roadblocks such as access to financial capital, lack of a strong social network, and other barriers to success. In this special four-part Work in Progress podcast series – Economic Mobility Through Entrepreneurship – we’ll examine those headwinds and solutions ..read more
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Putting your skills and experience to work for yourself
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by WorkingNation
2M ago
Entrepreneurship is part of the American Dream and it is booming. A record 5.4 million new businesses were started last year, as workers across the country struck out on their own, searching for a different path to a fulfilling career and economic mobility. But that road isn’t always a smooth one for some new business owners who hit roadblocks such as access to financial capital, lack of a strong social network, and other barriers to success. In this special four-part Work in Progress podcast series – Economic Mobility Through Entrepreneurship – we’ll examine those headwinds and solutions ..read more
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Best Buddies: ‘Having the place where you can go every day and feel like you’re part of a team is critical”
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by WorkingNation
3M ago
It’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month and this October we’ve been highlighting organizations that are on a mission to help people with disabilities join the workforce. First, let me acknowledge that technical difficulties and a bit of a bug got the best of me this week. The audio quality on my part of the latest podcast is not the best – and I’m a bit under the weather, so no chance to redo the interview – but, we really want to share what Anthony Shriver, founder, chairman, & CEO of Best Buddies, and his organization are doing to help people with developmental ..read more
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