The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted executives of businesses big and small to rethink their strategies for hiring and retaining employees, recognizing that the so-called “war for talent” has taken on new dimensions amid the shift toward remote and hybrid work, a new Northeastern University survey finds.
Employers are slowly demanding more education and more real-life experience from their job candidates. To meet this demand, job applicants can earn educational certificates to hone specific skills. But how much do companies value these non-degree programs? A new Northeastern study provided a quantitative answer to that question.
In a rapidly changing job market, “the boundaries between higher education and professional learning and training are blurring,” says Sean Gallagher, executive director of Northeastern’s newly launched Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy. Here, Gallagher talks about the best way for universities to prepare students for the rapidly changing demands of the work force they’re entering.