Hire Purpose: How Smart Companies Can Close the Skills Gap (Hardback)
  • Hire Purpose: How Smart Companies Can Close the Skills Gap (Hardback)

Hire Purpose: How Smart Companies Can Close the Skills Gap (Hardback)

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Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 10/12/2020
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The future of work is already here, and what this future looks like must be a pressing concern for the current generation of leaders in both the private and public sectors. In the next ten to fifteen years, rapid change in a post-pandemic world and emerging technology will revolutionize nearly every job, eliminate some, and create new forms of work that we have yet to imagine. How can we survive and thrive in the face of such drastic change?

Deanna Mulligan offers a practical, broad-minded look at the effects of workplace evolution and automation and why the private sector needs to lead the charge in shaping a values-based response. With a focus on the power of education, Mulligan proposes that the solutions to workforce upheaval lie in reskilling and retraining for individuals and companies adapting to rapid change. By creating lifelong learning opportunities that break down boundaries between the classroom and the workplace, businesses can foster personal and career well-being and growth for their employees. Drawing on her own experiences, historical examples, and reports from the frontiers where these issues are unfolding, Mulligan details how business leaders can prepare for and respond to technological disruption. Providing a framework for concrete and meaningful action, Hire Purpose is an essential read about the transformations that will shape the next decade and beyond.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231179485
Number of pages: 280
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm

When we measure tech intensity, two elements are essential-the adoption of world-class technology and a workforce skilled to optimize that technology. Deanna Mulligan offers us the intensive story of a company's digital transformation and a roadmap for preparing the workforce of the future. -- Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
In Hire Purpose, Deanna Mulligan shows how every business can be a powerful platform for change as technology transforms the workforce. She provides a detailed roadmap for reimagining how we educate and train the workforce of today and tomorrow, with a goal of reducing inequality and accelerating economic growth. -- Marc Benioff, chair and CEO, Salesforce
Deanna Mulligan's Hire Purpose is a must-read for CEOs and other leaders who understand the challenge of preparing the workforce of tomorrow. Mulligan presents a clear and compelling theory of action for the education and training system needed for jobs of the future-and future growth. Providing equal opportunity for women and underserved groups in this process will be critical to ensuring a future where everyone can contribute their full potential. -- Lorraine Hariton, president and CEO, Catalyst
A strong and diverse team is fundamental to the success of organizations today that increasingly must adapt to rapid change with creativity and innovation. Drawing on her experience as both a CEO and a strategic adviser, Mulligan defines a powerful talent blueprint and shows that our ability to develop a workforce ready for jobs of the future requires that we start by being creative and innovative in how we recruit, train, and prepare our colleagues. -- Greg Case, CEO, Aon
Deanna Mulligan is one of the most dynamic and thoughtful CEOs I have ever met! Hire Purpose is an insightful guide to help the leaders of the future prepare the workforce of tomorrow. -- Marshall Goldsmith, author of Triggers, MOJO, and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
Deanna Mulligan's compelling book is visionary and highly practical. Her voice is eloquent and draws upon her lifelong quest to lead from a place of meaning and high purpose. This is a roadmap for where business needs to go and how to do it. -- Ambassador J. Douglas Holladay, author of Rethinking Success
Deanna Mulligan's Hire Purpose is a must-read for leaders across the private and public sectors. As we cope with a serious skills crisis and address the challenge of preparing tomorrow's workforce for the jobs of the future, she offers clear and compelling actions that those in business, government and education can take to reform the education and training system to ensure economic growth. -- Stanley S. Litow, Professor at Columbia and Duke University, Innovator in Residence at Duke University, and author of The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward
In Hire Purpose, Deanna Mulligan delivers compelling insights about how to prepare workers for the jobs of the future. Her book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand why workforce education and training are so essential to our society's continued strength and growth in the twenty-first century. -- Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., president and CEO, TIAA
An essential read about the transformations that will shape the next decade and beyond. * Midwest Book Review *
Hire Purpose takes readers through a succinct and cogent journey, allowing them the luxury of addressing these important issues in a timely and thoughtful fashion. * TD Magazine *
Mulligan has written a great guide about lifelong learning and education that can help individuals, businesses, educators, and public policy makers prepare for a transformation that is already upon us, and will affect our collective future. * Porchlight *

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