Working to Further Advance the Careers of Retail Workers across the United States through a Strategic Corporate Foundation Partnership

The skills gap among U.S. workers is a pressing challenge facing our country today that is impacting the 15 million people working in retail. According to the Bridge the Gap report published by Harvard Business School, 51 percent of retailers find it difficult to fill middle-skills roles.

Through a $2.5 million grant from the Walmart … Read More

How to Answer When Success is Calling!

There’s nothing easy about the job search, but if asked to pinpoint the most unnerving part of the process, many would say it’s interviewing. Yet, even more harrowing than a face-to-face meeting is the initial phone interview. Today these preliminary interviews are so prevalent that 92% of HR managers surveyed say they screen applicants via … Read More

What Are GMOs and Why Is Everyone Arguing Over Them?

Genetically Modified Organisms—or GMOs—caught the public’s attention this year when the popular Mexican chain, Chipotle, became the first fast food restaurant to ban the use of all GMO ingredients in their food.  Under their slogan “Food with Integrity,” this announcement ignited a debate in which some praised the international chain for taking an unprecedented stance … Read More

Writing is the Most Marketable Skill to Master

In college, I had a roommate who chose her major, speech pathology, to avoid writing papers.  As a journalism student, not only was I confused by her attempt to avoid learning a vital communication skill by selecting major with “speech” in the title, but I also knew she would be severely limiting her job opportunities … Read More

How to Take Care of That Summer Hair

The weather’s finally breaking and it’s time to let your hair down, literally. Summer is here and it’s time to ditch the harsh blow dryer and embrace the natural air dryer.  But for some of us, that freedom comes with a little frizz. So we have some expert tips from the beauty guru’s at Strength … Read More