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To stay competitive and innovative, businesses need a skilled workforce to meet the demands of the rapidly changing marketplace. Yet studies show that 34 percent of employers globally cite significant difficulty filling open positions. Though there are many candidates seeking work, employers report a skills gap – a difference between the skills needed and the skills candidates possess. See how the struggle to find qualified candidates affects the way employers are hiring in the U.S. and beyond.
GOOD, in partnership with Apollo Group, has created a program to address the skills gap head on. Coding for GOOD is an effort to bridge the skills gap through real world application. The program will provide an opportunity to learn coding through free courses, culminating with one individual gaining a job at GOOD. Go here to read more about the program and start learning to code.
The GOOD Company Project, in collaboration with IBM, seeks to answer the question: What does a GOOD company look like? So, GOOD went on a hunt for forty exceptional midmarket businesses. After months of research, we found many companies that measure beyond financial gain for the bottom line. Many of these companies found success by integrating one or more of the following key principles as part of their business model, creating not only a valuable brand identity with customer appeal, but authenticity behind their social impact. Check out just a few examples of the diversity, ingenuity, innovation, and impact of these successful midmarket businesses.
These days women are more inundated than ever with information about how to live better. Yet a snapshot of women's health in the U.S. shows many women still need to be more proactive about self-care. A surprising number have risk factors for serious health threats such as heart disease, cancer, and strokes due to lifestyle habits that, according to the American Heart Association, may be controllable in many instances.
Click on the infographic above to see why for women, managing lifestyle habits is more important than ever for long-term good health.