AllSTEM Connections Blog https://blog.allstemconnections.com Staying Prepared For The Talent Revolution Wed, 01 Dec 2021 21:41:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.3 https://secureservercdn.net/104.238.71.140/tv2.534.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cropped-AllSTEM-Site-Icon@2x-32x32.png AllSTEM Connections Blog https://blog.allstemconnections.com 32 32 Technology Is Creating a Skills Gap — How Can We Prepare Ourselves? https://blog.allstemconnections.com/general/technology-is-creating-a-skills-gap-how-can-we-prepare-ourselves/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 21:41:51 +0000 https://blog.allstemconnections.com/?p=500 The only thing that we can know for certain about the future is that it will look different from today. When it comes to the workforce of the future, we know that the skills people need to perform their job will be different. In 2018, the World Economic Forum predicted that 43 percent of core […]

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Drawing the Line Between Work and Home: Reimagining Work-Life Balance https://blog.allstemconnections.com/general/drawing-the-line-between-work-and-home-reimagining-work-life-balance/ Tue, 09 Nov 2021 23:51:35 +0000 https://blog.allstemconnections.com/?p=494 For years, the discourse surrounding work-life balance focused on things like long commutes to the office, finding time to go to the gym, or taking opportunities to be with family and friends. It’s difficult for people traveling to and from an office each day to find time for themselves, and that’s one of several reasons […]

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The Top STEM Employment Trends for 2022 https://blog.allstemconnections.com/general/the-top-stem-employment-trends-for-2022/ Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:54:46 +0000 https://blog.allstemconnections.com/?p=490 Jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are experiencing explosive growth in the United States. In fact, since 2000, STEM jobs have eclipsed non-STEM jobs in raw numbers by three times.1 This broad field—which includes a variety of high-tech and hands-on jobs—will offer immense job opportunities over the next decade. From electrical engineers to […]

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Psychology: The Forgotten STEM Field https://blog.allstemconnections.com/general/psychology-the-forgotten-stem-field/ Thu, 14 Oct 2021 16:16:32 +0000 https://blog.allstemconnections.com/?p=486 The public commonly associates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with a wide variety of disciplines, from aerospace engineers designing cutting-edge rockets to molecular biologists unraveling the mechanisms of diseases. However, one field often escapes mention in STEM discussions, despite its unquestionable status as a science: psychology. While some dismiss psychology as a “social science” […]

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Work from Home: The Future of Efficiency or a Productivity Dead-End? https://blog.allstemconnections.com/general/work-from-home-the-future-of-efficiency-or-a-productivity-dead-end/ Mon, 04 Oct 2021 21:57:54 +0000 https://blog.allstemconnections.com/?p=481 When the COVID-19 pandemic prohibited meeting in person, many science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) employers adopted work-from-home measures out of necessity. Firms adapted to the change through various virtual meeting programs like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and more, relying on technology to monitor workers and organize projects. While concerns about the virus remain with the […]

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Quantifying Potential: Cognitive Testing in Pre-Employment Screening https://blog.allstemconnections.com/general/quantifying-potential-cognitive-testing-in-pre-employment-screening/ Thu, 12 Aug 2021 17:45:52 +0000 https://blog.allstemconnections.com/?p=473 Can employees’ potential performance be calculated before they even start the job? Since the introduction of standardized cognitive testing, companies have sought to use these tools to select employees best suited to the job, especially for demanding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. While many of these assessments have demonstrated practical predictive ability, questions […]

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Personality Assessments in Employment: The Ethics and Effectiveness of Psychological Testing https://blog.allstemconnections.com/general/personality-assessments-in-employment-the-ethics-and-effectiveness-of-psychological-testing/ Wed, 28 Jul 2021 22:55:58 +0000 https://blog.allstemconnections.com/?p=470 Firms have long relied on standardized psychological assessments to pre-screen prospective employees across industries, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions. However, questions about the ethics and effectiveness of these personality tests have existed since their introduction. Indeed, the US government passed the 1988 Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) in response to concerns about […]

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Five STEM Careers for Employees with Non-STEM Degrees https://blog.allstemconnections.com/general/five-stem-careers-for-employees-with-non-stem-degrees/ Thu, 01 Jul 2021 20:33:39 +0000 https://blog.allstemconnections.com/?p=465 The ongoing digitization of the workplace is catalyzing a global revolution, where employers are being prompted to consider the tasks and processes that cannot be performed by technology. For many businesses, the importance of soft and creative skills has become more evident – especially in the world of STEM. Skills like communication and critical thinking […]

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Optimizing the Workplace Relationship Between AI and Employees https://blog.allstemconnections.com/talent/optimizing-the-workplace-relationship-between-ai-and-employees/ Wed, 16 Jun 2021 17:22:37 +0000 https://blog.allstemconnections.com/?p=461 Between the diversification of workforces with contingent and permanent workers, and the gradual inclusion of automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and technology in the workplace, employers are at a crucial point in history where predictive decisions must be made. While early introductions of automation seemed to indicate that technology would eventually replace employees, there is a […]

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Increasing STEM Workforce Diversity to Positively Impact Innovation https://blog.allstemconnections.com/general/increasing-stem-workforce-diversity-to-positively-impact-innovation/ Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:15:06 +0000 https://blog.allstemconnections.com/?p=452 While most industries were directly impacted, upended, or almost wholly restructured by COVID-19, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) sectors maintained consistent employee satisfaction and overall success1. In addition, through the course of the pandemic, STEM sectors have maintained their exponential growth. This continual growth trend, mainly due to technological innovation2, has contributed to a […]

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