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Earn and Learn: How Apprenticeships Can Close the Skills Gap
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Earn and Learn: How Apprenticeships Can Close the Skills Gap

Ed Richardson thought he was at a dead end five years ago. Employed as a security guard after attending community college, he was looking for a way to continue his education and jump-start his career. Researching online, he spotted the apprenticeship program at Aon, the professional-services firm. “I couldn’t believe the opportunity. It said ‘no […]

BY Susan Kelly | April 25, 2022

In Chicago, One City’s Response to the Racial Reckoning
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In Chicago, One City’s Response to the Racial Reckoning

The murder of George Floyd in 2020 sparked a nationwide reckoning over racial justice–and that conversation reached a fever pitch in Chicago. The city is among America’s most segregated, made so in part by decades-old policies that shoehorned Black residents into specific corners of the city. While those policies are no longer in effect, they […]

BY Steve Hendershot | April 3, 2022

How to Excel–and Exhale. Balancing Performance With Compassion
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How to Excel–and Exhale. Balancing Performance With Compassion

Servant leadership has become a C-suite buzzword. Empathy is now a power skill. Collaboration, rather than competition, is the team dynamic that managers most covet. Business leaders across industries are coming around to the notion that high-achieving workplaces can show compassion—and that doing so can benefit their team members’ performance in addition to their well-being. […]

BY Steve Hendershot | April 3, 2022

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