As we head into the Independence Day weekend, here are your links for the week:
- The Nano Corporation--Ted Coine has an interesting take on an NPR story about what Ted calls the "Nano Corporation." "Expertise -in the form of single workers or small firms – can come together for projects, all prosper, then part ways for the next project, and the next. I call it the nano corporation: self-assembling enterprises composed of many small, semi-autonomous units." This is beginning to look like the future of work. How might this impact workforce development?
- Mentoring: Necessary but Insufficient for Advancement-A report from Catalyst on how a special kind of mentoring--sponsorship--is necessary for advancement in the workplace and how men are more adept at gaining sponsorship.
- Making a Living with Multiple Jobs--The NY Times writes about 20-somethings pursuing multiple part-time and freelance gigs to make ends meet. This isn't just for 20-somethings, though, and, again, may be part of the future of work. So how does the workforce system prepare people for this possibility?
- Online Professional Networking for Beginners--from Monster.com
- Make a Temp Job Last--the Wall Street Journal has some advice on how to go from temp to perm.
- 20 Inconvenient Career Truths--an interesting list worth sharing and discussing with job seekers.
- Back to the Future: Recruiting Circa 2020--Lou Adler, who advises companies on their recruitment strategies, thinks that these are some of the ways that recruiting will change in the future. How will the workforce system need to adapt?
- Use Hot Buttons to Boost Your Networking Skills--an interesting technique for getting some networking going.