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The Future of Our Workforce According to the BLS

In a recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a prediction of a surge in health care jobs, growing employment in clean energy and a continued decline in manufacturing positions has labor professionals concerned. The “gig” economy, which is led by freelancers, is also expected to grow exponentially.

Jobs that require a master’s degree are projected to grow three times as quickly as jobs for people with only a high school diploma. The BLS also stated that of the 30 fastest-growing occupations, 19 require some sort of postsecondary education.

Unfortunately, the BLS also predicts a decline in jobs such as secretaries, tellers, manufacturing jobs, and cashiers. Additionally, jobs such as truck drivers, and taxi drivers are slowly giving way to the “gig” economy.

Nancy Hoffman, senior advisor and co-founder of the Pathways to Prosperity Network, stated, “Everywhere I look, the message is all about the impact of artificial intelligence and drones on the future of work. School systems need to change, but they needed to change 50 years ago, too. Our schools are way behind in terms of technology and helping our young people understand the labor market and plan a career.”

At H2T Digital, we are constantly evaluating career paths and employment trends to make sure students and individuals consistently have the best opportunities at their fingertips. Through our evaluations, individuals are able to discover true passions and interests, and find a career path perfect for their goals, which clear, actionable steps to accomplish them.

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7 Learning and Development Tools Your Business Should Adopt in 2019

In a recent Forbes article, Cameron Bishop, along with the Forbes Human Resources Counsel penned an article taking a dive into the learning and and development trends businesses should focus on in the immediate future.

If you’re in the HR world, you’re always looking for new ways to incorporate employment experiences that will increase engagement and employee satisfaction. Consider the following ideas:


Be intentional about helping Corporate and HR work together to align goals.

Do you ever feel like HR and company leadership aren’t on the same page? Your employees can tell. Take a look at your culture and find places where goals overlap, and emphasize those things.


Create competencies for future organizational goals.

Look ahead – what skills and roles will you need to fill one year from now? Five years? Start planning for that now.


Communicate well.

Communication is critical – and it’s more than just providing information. Be sure to listen, and help employees feel heard. Even if their ideas aren’t implemented they will take ownership in the process.


Adopt gamification in training.

There’s a reason everyone is addicted to their phones these days. Incorporate challenges, level-ups, leaderboards, and encourage healthy competition when planning training events.


Give a new spin to employment training: make it a benefit and perk for future employees.

Your new hires will appreciate a fun, standardized on-boarding process that sets them up for success.


Create learner-centric training opportunities and compare them with content-centric training modules.

Instead of focusing on the information you need to convey, make learner experience your primary goal. You may be surprised at the outcome.


Get with the times: in 2019, you must offer mobile and digital content delivery.

Not all training can be conducted remotely, but provide as much digital content as possible to keep employees engaged even when they’re off site.

While this seems like a tall-order, there are many platforms to help you adopt these strategies into your overall employment offerings. Upgrading your process using these tips could spell the difference in not only ROI, but a businesses’ bottom line as well. Happier employees work more efficiently, produce more, and offer more insights and value to a business.