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Deception of Education (in India)

There are two sets of people in India. Set 1 is going through the education system in India and does not yet understand the flaws Set 2 is the industry, which realizes that the education system is broken, but more often than not does not understand the reasons. Through this article, we want to drive through a clear understanding of the challenges in the education system of India, including its evolution and reasons. First, let’s take a step back and set the context of Set 1. Most of the peopl...
Tags: Business, Education, India, Employability, Culture & More


Joseph Stiglitz on artificial intelligence: 'We’re going towards a more divided society'

The technology could vastly improve lives, the economist says – but only if the tech titans that control it are properly regulated. ‘What we have now is totally inadequate’It must be hard for Joseph Stiglitz to remain an optimist in the face of the grim future he fears may be coming. The Nobel laureate and former chief economist at the World Bank has thought carefully about how artificial intelligence will affect our lives. On the back of the technology, we could build ourselves a richer society...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Money, Economics, Work & careers, Computing, Employability, Consciousness, World Bank, Stiglitz, Joseph Stiglitz, Artificial intelligence (AI


'Some people believe disability is contagious': breaking down barriers in Mozambique – podcast

From school to the workplace, people with disabilities in Mozambique face stigma and discrimination. They are far less likely to be educated and can find it impossible to get into work. Lucy Lamble travels to Sofala province to see how a new initiative is opening up opportunities and transforming livesSubscribe and review: iTunes and Soundcloud, and join the discussion on Facebook and TwitterIn Mozambique, as in many developing countries, people with disabilities face extra challenges from the s...
Tags: Facebook, Education, Africa, Employment, Society, World news, Disability, Global development, Employability, Mozambique, Global Education, Sofala, Lucy Lamble


Graduate employability ranking: the best university for getting a job

Stanford University retains its top spot in the ranking, which sees six UK universities in the top 50Top 100 universities for graduate employability - how do they do it?QS graduate employability rankings 2018Top 200 universities in the world 2018Three UK universities are among the top 20 in the world for graduate employability, according to a ranking by higher education think tank QS.California’s Stanford University retained its top spot in the ranking, which is in its second year. Meanwhile, th...
Tags: UK, Students, Education, California, Higher Education, Employability, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Ucl, Higher Education Network, Stanford University


What jobs will still be around in 20 years? Read this to prepare your future

Jobs won’t entirely disappear; many will simply be redefined. But people will likely lack new skillsets required for new roles and be out of work anywayThe robots are coming, the robots are coming!Regular reports warn us that an automation apocalypse is nigh. In January, a McKinsey & Company study found that about 30% of tasks in 60% of occupations could be computerized and last year, the Bank of England’s chief economist said that 80m US and 15m UK jobs might be taken over by robots. Continue ...
Tags: UK, Technology, US, Bank Of England, Computing, Employability, US economy, US unemployment and employment data, McKinsey Company


Depressed by Brexit? Come to Sweden | Letters

According to the Swedish national television news on 22 March, more than 1,100 Britons have applied for Swedish nationality following the Brexit referendum. With house prices way below those in the UK, many hope to move to Sweden shortly. Why not you, too? Sweden is a beautiful country, and has only 10 million inhabitants in an area twice that of the whole UK. Sweden is looking for qualified workers in many branches, especially in industry, health, schooling and IT.Swedish is a Germanic language...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Sweden, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Employability, Languages, Article 50, Brexit, UK Sweden, EU referendum and Brexit, Wikipedia Philip


A Doctorate in Mixology: How to Overcome Crippling Underemployment

“I need an extra shot of espresso in my latte” an impetuous woman barks. You flinch at her shrillness; her demeaning tone irks. Muttering to yourself, you add an extra shot of espresso for her iced latte. Maybe if she knew I was a (doctor, lawyer, accountant), she wouldn’t be so condescending, you think. The synapses are connecting in your mind. You are a (doctor, lawyer, accountant) and you are retrieving iced lattes in your local coffee shop. Whaaat? Welcome to America’s sobering realit...
Tags: Psychology, General, Failure, Happiness, America, Success, Recession, Personal, Radiohead, Self-help, Unemployment, United States, Graduate School, Employability, Columbia University, Starbucks


Disabled people grow increasingly frustrated at being denied the chance to work

Around the world there are huge employment gaps between disabled and non-disabled people. How can this be addressed? What actually works?The employment gap for disabled people around the world Mexico city in a wheelchair: ‘There’s no second chance on these streets’Why are so few disabled people employed, compared with non-disabled people? How should governments and employers close the so-called disability employment gap? These are thorny issues. The gap remains wide globally – even in the US and...
Tags: Europe, Education, Law, Mexico, US, World news, Employability, Global development professionals network, Employment law


Our teenagers need social skills, not social networks | Christina Patterson

The workplace is changing quickly and young people need real-life human interaction to succeedA few months ago, I was asked to give a talk about fun. The chief executive of a local council had read a column I had written about the culture of the NHS and wanted me to lecture senior managers on “how to have fun in the workplace”. An image of David Brent dad-dancing around The Office flashed into my mind, but I dismissed it and said yes.Faced with a booked council chamber, questions about PowerPoin...
Tags: Money, Media, Education, Social Networking, Office, Social Media, Society, UK News, Work & careers, Digital Media, NHS, Employability, Young People, David Brent, Christina Patterson


Working parents stymied as childcare shuts for Easter

School holiday closures forcing families out of jobs market, says charityAs schools break up for the Easter holidays parents are facing tougher challenges in finding childcare.According to the charity 4Children, a record number of providers are closing their doors during the holidays, leaving working parents in the lurch. Government figures show a growing crisis and 4Children warns of a knock-on effect on working parents and those – mostly women – seeking to rejoin the workforce. Continue readin...
Tags: Politics, Money, Students, Education, Children, Society, UK News, Childcare, Higher Education, Education policy, Employability


‘We’ve grown up with some frightening events’: UK teenagers' hopes and fears

It’s tough being a teen – especially, a WHO study found this week, in Britain. From social media to job prospects, five teens explain the challenges they face – and why being part of ‘Generation K’ can be a lot of fun, as well Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Media, Students, Education, Careers, Social Media, Society, Britain, Digital Media, Higher Education, Schools, Employability, Young People


The future of work: 'Computers are good at the jobs we find hard, and bad at the jobs we find easy'

Australian entrepreneur Michael Priddis believes automation is about to dramatically transform our jobs – but the machines won’t have it all their wayThe future of work is coming, and with it massive technological and social change.But what exactly will this future look like? How will we adapt? And what should we be doing now to prepare for the rise of increasingly intelligent machines? Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Education, Australia news, Work & careers, Australian politics, Robots, Employability, Artificial intelligence (AI), Business (australia), Michael Priddis


Women lagging behind in race for apprenticeships

Female apprentices lower-paid and underrepresented in sectors such as engineering, fuelling fears of a skills gapYoung women are missing out at every stage of apprenticeships, including being underrepresented, achieving poorer outcomes and being paid less, according to a report from charity organisation the Young Women’s Trust.The report finds that in sectors such as engineering, women make up a lower proportion of apprentices than a decade ago – for every female apprentice working within engine...
Tags: Business, Gender, Money, Students, Education, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Work & careers, Higher Education, Discrimination at work, Employability, Construction industry, Apprenticeships


Is this the future of work? Scientists predict which jobs will still be open to humans in 2035

Australian science agency CSIRO says workplaces will be increasingly digitally focused and automated. Who wants to be an ‘online chaperone’?Workers looking for jobs in 2035 might consider retraining as remote-controlled vehicle operators or online chaperones.Those are two of the jobs of the future suggested in a report by the CSIRO that charts 20-year trends in increasingly digitally focused and automated Australian workplaces. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Work & careers, Australian politics, Employability, Business (australia), Michaelia Cash, CSIRO


Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved

Our careers expert – and you the readers – help someone who feels both under- and overqualified and an Italian who fears the UK jobs market is saturatedFirst, I’m overqualified. Then I’m told I lack the necessary experienceI am in my second spell of unemployment in three years, never having previously been unemployed prior to the first of two compulsory redundancies. I have a degree and professional qualification directly relating to my first career, plus two further professional qualifications ...
Tags: UK, Money, Work & careers, Italy, Employability, Jeremy


Disabled ‘are left behind’ in hunt for jobs claim

Tax credits don’t always help, says Resolution Foundation: ministers must do moreThe government has been accused of “leaving the disabled behind” in its drive for greater employment, after it emerged that more than half of the households in which nobody works contain at least one adult with a disability.A major report by the Resolution Foundation thinktank, whose executive chair is the former Tory minister David Willetts, suggests that the government must offer the same level of focus to people ...
Tags: Politics, Students, Education, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Disability, Higher Education, Employability, David Willetts, Resolution Foundation


Penguin ditches degree requirement for job applicants

Publisher’s attempt to open employment opportunities to more diverse range of candidates follows similar step by Ernst & YoungGlobal publishing group Penguin Random House will no longer require candidates for new jobs to have a university degree, it has announced.The company said it wanted to open up opportunities to attract more varied candidates into publishing, an industry that has been criticised for its . Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Business, Publishing, Money, Students, Education, Work & careers, Culture, Higher Education, Employability, Penguin, Penguin Random House, Graduate Careers, Ernst YoungGlobal


Lazy, drunken, promiscuous, rude ... why the UK loves to hate young white men

New poll results suggest white men in their 20s have become the most derided social group in BritainYoung British white men are in trouble, it seems. They are the most derided group in Britain, according to a series of polls into the public’s attitudes to each other.British people expect young white men to get drunk, be lazy, rude and to have several sexual partners. It also appears that young white men are the demographic group least likely to go to university. Dr Mary Curnock Cook, the chief e...
Tags: UK, Society, UK News, Britain, Unemployment, Race issues, Sociology, Equality, Employability, Opinion polls, British identity and society, Social trends, Mary Curnock Cook


How this sandwich maker could attract a local workforce

Low pay offered by the Northants factory recruiting Hungarians has deterred many homegrown staffThe news that managers from a British food company were setting off for Hungary to recruit staff for a new sandwich operation in Northampton was greeted with the wearily despairing headlines reserved for known national failings. Is there no one left in Britain who can make a sandwich? asked the Daily Mail. Others offered instant sandwich-making classes just in case, perhaps, anyone fancied one but ha...
Tags: Europe, Business, Society, UK News, World news, Hungary, Britain, Unemployment, Northampton, Sandwiches, Employability, Northants, Daily Mail Others


Half of recent UK graduates stuck in non-graduate jobs, says ONS

Percentage of recent graduates working in jobs which do not require degree up to 47% from 39% before financial crisisAlmost half of recent graduates in the UK are in non-graduate jobs, according to official data that has underscored the challenges facing young people entering the labour market.The proportion of recent graduates working in jobs for which a higher educational background is not usually required was 47% this year, up sharply from 39% before the financial crisis struck. Most of the i...
Tags: Business, UK, Students, Education, Economics, Society, UK News, Unemployment, Higher Education, Uk Unemployment And Employment Statistics, Employability, Unemployment and employment statistics, Young People, Office For National Statistics, Ons