The Making of the Modern Elder Marketplace

The world is getting greyer. 10,000 people in the US turn 65 years old every day. By 2025, the population aged 65 or above in China may hit 300 million. The number of Americans aged 50 and above who are working has grown significantly over the past decade, and is expected to keep increasing. In…

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Recruiting and Talent Development in a Post COVID-19 World

Amber Wigmore Alvarez explores how Business School Career Services are evolving to meet the needs of talent and corporate partners. On 25 June 2020, the career services world came together to discuss the challenges and opportunities for talent at EFMD institutions in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Together with Paul Lauriac, Development & Partnerships Director…

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EFMD GN launches the Career Professionals Development Institute


By Ulrich Hommel and Amber Wigmore Alvarez.   EFMD Professional Development and Highered will launch a new training programme this autumn, the Career Professionals Development Institute (CPDI). The inaugural edition will take place on 20-22 November 2019 at Luiss Business School in Rome, immediately following the EFMD Career Services Conference. Next stop is likely to…

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Making HR future proof


Amber Wigmore Alvarez asks if we are educating tomorrow’s talent effectively.    Across the globe, we are witnessing the unravelling of traditional HR selection processes. Until now, much of the design of academic institutions’ Career Services has been around Career Education and Career Advising only then to be followed by Recruiter Relations. The time has…

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Lifelong learning

The most effective way to deal with change and profit from it, says Annabel Short, is to accept it and embrace the need for lifelong learning. You might not like it but change will happen. And often, changes happen quickly – sometimes overnight. In the professional world, this is most commonly seen in areas such…

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Is Business Education A Good Preparation For A Business Career?

Tanya Bondarouk and Ivar Dorst detail their study for the University of Twente in the Netherlands of how business leaderssee the role of business education. Improving the link between business education and the requirements of business practice has received a lot of research attention recently. We believe it is probably now time to discover business…

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