Pentagull Ltd: Case Study - Supported Employment Customer Background Progress Employment Support is a not-for-profit limited company formed in 2002 with a purpose of assisting more disabled people into valued jobs and more employers reaping the benefits of a diverse workforce. The primary role is to support disabled people and their employers to benefit from working together and make employment a reality. Financial support comes from a range of funding sources with inclusive employment remaining a priority across the political landscape. Business Needs Progress Employment Support faced the following challenges: “Our IT was not designed for our way of working and was approaching its end of life. Partnership The Pentagull team were recommended from Blackpool Council and after an initial scoping meeting it was decided that a proof of concept would be developed using Pentagull’s agile business deployment method. Solution and Delivery Benefits For more information about this case study, please contact us
5 Reasons Why Educators Should Network The period of isolationism in the United States ended during World War II, but while political isolation is no more, educational isolation is still prevalent in public schools today. Many teachers go to school each day, teach their students and leave. If they're struggling with how to teach a lesson that will engage their students, they might ask for advice from the teacher down the hall, but a lot of times, they struggle alone. That's not the case for educators who have built a network of people who share resources, advice and techniques, whether they call it a personal learning network or something else. 1. Teachers cannot know everything, so they should learn from one another, said Jerry Blumengarten, who spent 32 years teaching and retired from the New York City Board of Education in 2002. They also cannot educate their students alone, said K-6 computer teacher Mary Beth Hertz, and that's why they need to develop a personal learning network. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Jobs of the future | Money It's January 2020. You've commuted to the office in your titanium flying car, to be greeted by a robotic receptionist. You travelate to your 3D, virtual, interactive desk which pours you a tall decaf and scans the morning's to-do list on to your retina … Or maybe not. Just as we're still waiting for the paperless office to arrive, the workplace of the foreseeable future will probably still be open-plan, beige and soulless. But according to futurists, trade unionists and human resource specialists, there's a strong chance that in 10 years' time, your job will be very, very different. By 2020, the UK economy will be even more globalised. The gaming generation will be middle-aged – and virtual services will be the basis for many jobs. "Start from the assumption that 2020 will look nothing like now," says Stephanie Bird, director of HR capability at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. "We can't 'future-proof' careers," she says, "but we can 'future-adapt' them." 1. 2. 3.
Employability| Lancaster University Students and graduates Access help and advice, search for opportunities, see what events are taking place, apply for the Lancaster Award, explore further study options and other pathways to your future career. Prospective students Find out how we create one of the best student experiences in the UK and what Lancaster has to offer. Employers Lancaster University students and graduates are amongst the most employable in the UK. Staff We work closely with staff throughout the University. Work skills you'll need to survive the 'conceptual age' Left-brain technical skills will no longer be king in the 'Conceptual Age,' says Lisa Bodell. Lisa Bodell says the best employees of the future will excel at creative problem solvingShe says workers will need to go beyond just knowledge or expertiseBodell offers ways to cultivate the right brain skills before it's too late Editor's note: Lisa Bodell is founder and CEO of futurethink, an innovation research and training firm that helps businesses embrace change and become world-class innovators. She is the author of "Kill the company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution." (CNN) -- Where "global knowledge" was once essential for leaders, IBM's 2010 Global CEO Study cited "creativity" as the most important leadership quality for the future. This is one of many signals that the business world is evolving out of the "Information Age," where left-brain technical skills, knowledge and expertise were king. In "A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future," Daniel H. 1.
36 Million Reasons To Use Social Media To Find Your Next Job [INFOGRAPHIC] 341 Flares Filament.io 341 Flares × Yes, there are that many reasons your next job should be found through Social Media. In fact, this is the number of people that have used either Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook for finding a job this year in America alone. Personally, I think that this is a mindblowing number. 18,400,000 people found a job through Facebook8,000,000 people found a job through Twitter10,200,000 people found a job through LinkedIn To get an even better idea of how job hunting has been facilitated through Social Media, check out this infographic here: I think this shows that Social Media and the power it has these days is even stronger than I thought. How about yourself?
The Employment Mismatch - Special Reports Internships Make the Difference For some employers, on-the-job experience may matter more than a student's major or grade-point average. What Companies Want Employers say that recent graduates often don't know how to communicate effectively, and struggle with adapting, problem-solving, and making decisions. Note: Mean rating is determined on a 1-to-5 scale where 1 equals “a lot less” and 5 equals “a lot more.” Photo illustration by Jonathan Barkat for The Chronicle By Karin Fischer Employers value a four-year college degree, many of them more than ever. Yet half of those surveyed recently by The Chronicle and American Public Media's Marketplace said they had trouble finding recent graduates qualified to fill positions at their company or organization. "Woefully unprepared" is how David E. What gives? The tension may lie partly in changes in the world of work: technological transformation and evolving expectations that employees be ready to handle everything straightaway. Mr. But Mr. David R.
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