The future of students nationwide

    On this Election Day, it is clear that each of us has different opinions and points of view. However, while our political perspectives may vary, within our community of corporate, college, and non-profit professionals we all agree that ensuring college students and recent grads have equitable opportunities for professional success is right both for our society and our respective organizations.

    During the past two decades, I’ve been fortunate to spend time with so many organizations working to improve equity in the college-to-career transition. They recognize the obstacles faced by college students and are actively working to address these barriers to ensure that Career Launchers from underrepresented backgrounds have pathways to professional roles, and are not part of the 47% of recent grads who are under or unemployed. While the impact has been significant, there is still much to be done. 

    That’s why I’m so excited about Thursday’s discussion. The four organizations joining us are not only leading these initiatives, but are each solving this in different ways, and are seeing the results of their innovative approaches to address the underlying issues. Whether it’s The Winning Edge’s work with diverse student-athletes, Dell Scholars efforts to support first-generation college students, University Innovation Alliance’s collaboration to support underrepresented students across large research universities, or’ programs to help DACA students, all of them have invaluable perspectives we can harness within our own organizations.      

    Not only will they share why so many of today’s efforts aren't having the expected impact, but also provide actionable strategies to improve the outcomes. And irrespective of the outcome of today’s election, there’s never been a more important time to improve the college-to-career transition.

    Jeffrey Moss, Founder and CEO


    Articles of The Week

    7 Old Recruiting Strategies To Ditch - ERE
    The Future of Recruiting: 6 Predictions on How COVID-19 Will Transform Hiring - LinkedIn
    Decoding the future of HR and hiring in the post-pandemic era - People Matters
    Micro-Internships in Cincinnati: How Your Community Can Attract and Retain College Students - Parker Dewey


    7 Old Recruiting Strategies To Ditch - ERE

    “It’s clear that traditional recruiting strategies aren’t going to cut it in this era of digital job seeking. Recruitment teams must upgrade their tactics to enable long-term success. Your own organization can get started today by letting go of these seven recruiting strategies you’ve been hanging on to.”

    By looking beyond the job fairs, video interviews, and academic hurdles (GPA, major, etc.), companies can improve hiring outcomes, diversity, and retention even during the current pandemic.

    Related reading: Three Recruiting Shifts You Should Make to Be Ahead of the Curve

    The Future of Recruiting: 6 Predictions on How COVID-19 Will Transform Hiring - LinkedIn

    “The challenges for companies will be twofold. First, businesses will need to refine their virtual processes and, as they nail the technology, make sure they continue to look for ways to add human touches back into their systems. Second, they will have to decide when they’ll use virtual and when they’ll use in-person, how will they optimize the candidate experience and assessments advantages of in-person yet continue to leverage the speed and efficiency of virtual.”

    In the imminent development of HR, recruiters are playing a huge role in making transformations possible in the workforce. These predictions of what’s to come offer insights into what the future of HR might look like.

    Related reading: The pandemic’s impact on hiring strategies point to a new, human-centered approach

    Decoding the future of HR and hiring in the post-pandemic era - People Matters

    The evolving technology and need to automate is advancing faster than the HR can upskill or recruit employees, making critical HR functions difficult. It drastically disrupted the HR functions with major impacts expected to percolate into the post-COVID scenario by throwing light on the need to be prepared and be resilient for long-term survival for both the corporates and the employees.”

    Companies are in the midst of an HR revolution with a focus on re-imagining the talent recruitment landscape. The changes happening in HR now are going to shape the way that companies plan for the future. 

    Related reading: How WE leverage this time and experience to influence the next generation with Michele Aymold

    Micro-Internships in Cincinnati: How Your Community Can Attract and Retain College Students - Parker Dewey

    “For students, the Micro-Internship project experience allows them an opportunity to explore careers – anything from website design, database management, user experience research, to developing online learning content, and managing social media channels. For the non-profits, working directly with the students provides not only a fresh set of eyes, but also meaningful support in driving their mission.”

    Within the Cincinnati community, Micro-Internships have been a tool to retain local college grads, allowing them to explore career opportunities with companies they may not have otherwise considered.  At the same time, local businesses of all sizes have gained an on-demand resource and an invaluable recruiting tool to recruit for future roles.

    Related reading: Platforms for Hiring College Students in a COVID Environment


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