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The Boston Globe Forges a New Tech Talent Pipeline With edX

As digitization continues to transform companies across industries, organizations are finding new ways to grow and adapt their workforces.

To source candidates with data, digital, and strategic skill sets, Boston Globe Media Partners (BGMP) is collaborating with edX to offer job interviews for select MicroMasters® program certificate holders for key roles with its The Boston Globe, Boston.com, and STAT brands.

“Digital transformation has fundamentally changed how media organizations operate. The Boston Globe recognizes the need to be forward-thinking and prepared to identify and capitalize on new opportunities and navigate the challenges of our industry,” said Claudia Henderson, chief human resources officer for Boston Globe Media.

Learn more about how New England's leading media company is working with edX to identify and recruit new talent and drive the organization's digital transformation.

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The Future of Workplace Learning is Modular

Digitization and automation continue to rapidly transform the needs of today’s workforce. Your employees feel pressure to keep up, but continuously updating, diversifying, and building new skill sets is daunting and counters the traditional mental model of education.

The pace of change is faster than ever while the skill sets that set companies and workers apart increasingly cannot be obtained through a traditional degree or career path. Instead, today’s fastest-growing, most automation-resistant, and in-demand roles feature combinations of skills that never used to be found in the same job; they’re hybrid.

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3 Ways to Use e-Learning to Build a Happier, More Productive Workplace in 2020

Business leaders increasingly understand that supporting workforce wellbeing — happiness — is critical for both individual employees and the organization. Balanced, inclusive companies see higher retention rates, lower absenteeism, increased innovation, higher quality of work, and other tangible benefits.

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Delivering Learning at Scale: Insights From edX’s Senior Learning Designer

True, impactful online content is much more than a video recording of a lecture delivered to 30 in-person students. Online learning is a unique environment with its own distinct strengths and opportunities for engagement.

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Follow the Data: Make Soft Skills Your L&D Super Power

In a surprising study, Google discovered that its highest performing teams aren’t those stacked with scientists, but interdisciplinary groups heavily benefitting from employees bringing strong soft skills to the collaborative process. Further, additional research found that it’s these soft skills, like good communication and empathetic leadership, not hard skills, that comprise the top predictors of success within the company.

Research from MIT Sloan echoed Google’s findings, showing that soft skills training, even in more hands-on, technical roles in a factory setting, can improve work productivity. Initiated at five Bangalore factories, a controlled, twelve-month trial revealed that training in problem solving, communication, and decision-making yielded a 250 percent ROI in eight months.

Time and time again, industry data, market trends, and insights from top business leaders highlight soft skills as important, and yet they’re still often overlooked.

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The Boston Globe Forges a New Tech Talent Pipeline With edX

As digitization continues to transform companies across industries, organizations are finding new ways to grow and adapt their workforces.

To source candidates with data, digital, and strategic skill sets, Boston Globe Media Partners (BGMP) is collaborating with edX to offer job interviews for select MicroMasters® program certificate holders for key roles with its The Boston Globe, Boston.com, and STAT brands.

“Digital transformation has fundamentally changed how media organizations operate. The Boston Globe recognizes the need to be forward-thinking and prepared to identify and capitalize on new opportunities and navigate the challenges of our industry,” said Claudia Henderson, chief human resources officer for Boston Globe Media.

Learn more about how New England's leading media company is working with edX to identify and recruit new talent and drive the organization's digital transformation.

The Future of Workplace Learning is Modular

Digitization and automation continue to rapidly transform the needs of today’s workforce. Your employees feel pressure to keep up, but continuously updating, diversifying, and building new skill sets is daunting and counters the traditional mental model of education.

The pace of change is faster than ever while the skill sets that set companies and workers apart increasingly cannot be obtained through a traditional degree or career path. Instead, today’s fastest-growing, most automation-resistant, and in-demand roles feature combinations of skills that never used to be found in the same job; they’re hybrid.

3 Ways to Use e-Learning to Build a Happier, More Productive Workplace in 2020

Business leaders increasingly understand that supporting workforce wellbeing — happiness — is critical for both individual employees and the organization. Balanced, inclusive companies see higher retention rates, lower absenteeism, increased innovation, higher quality of work, and other tangible benefits.

Delivering Learning at Scale: Insights From edX’s Senior Learning Designer

True, impactful online content is much more than a video recording of a lecture delivered to 30 in-person students. Online learning is a unique environment with its own distinct strengths and opportunities for engagement.

Follow the Data: Make Soft Skills Your L&D Super Power

In a surprising study, Google discovered that its highest performing teams aren’t those stacked with scientists, but interdisciplinary groups heavily benefitting from employees bringing strong soft skills to the collaborative process. Further, additional research found that it’s these soft skills, like good communication and empathetic leadership, not hard skills, that comprise the top predictors of success within the company.

Research from MIT Sloan echoed Google’s findings, showing that soft skills training, even in more hands-on, technical roles in a factory setting, can improve work productivity. Initiated at five Bangalore factories, a controlled, twelve-month trial revealed that training in problem solving, communication, and decision-making yielded a 250 percent ROI in eight months.

Time and time again, industry data, market trends, and insights from top business leaders highlight soft skills as important, and yet they’re still often overlooked.

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