Panel - Educating the workforce of the future
Keep top talent by offering room to grow and innovate
What do entrepreneurs need to think about when it comes to building the A-team of the future? Retaining key talent and making sure everyone in the organization has room to grow and innovate are basics that will put any company in good stead, today and tomorrow.
When it comes to training, the C-suite has an enormous role to play. “By and large, people don’t leave organizations because they are unhappy with their salary or working conditions — they leave because they are unhappy with their bosses,” says Robert Silberman of Strayer Education. He suggests making sure leadership is aware of its role in informal training — devoting time and budget to formal training will be wasted if the top brass doesn’t pay attention to mentoring and communication.
To prosper in the future, employers should consider:
- Using online education to level the playing field. Great advances have been made in the quality of digital training programs, and since education is the way up for most employees, this training cannot be overlooked
- Knowing how to conduct yourself in the future. Basic life skills come into play here — everything from good etiquette to street smarts to learning respect for others
- Understanding the country cultures where the business operates — or hopes to
- Knowing what to code rather than just how to code
- Solving problems without a road map
- Developing a global perspective to better work with diverse teams
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Previously, Marie was a reporter at Reuters. She holds a degree in Finance from HEC Montréal and has studied at The Institut d'études politiques de Paris, Paris Sorbonne University and Paris Dauphine University.Malaysia. She received her PhD from the University of Georgia.
Robert S. Silberman
Strayer Education, Inc.
Robert currently serves as Strayer’s Executive Chairman of the Board. Strayer is an education services holding company that owns Strayer University.
Robert has served as a Director of Strayer since March 2001, Chairman from 2003 to 2013, and CEO from 2001 to 2013. He has served in a variety of senior management positions, including as President and COO for a major energy company, and as Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of an international paper company. Robert also served in several senior positions in the U.S. Department of Defense, including as Assistant Secretary of the Army. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Covanta Holding Company and on the Board of Visitors of The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Robert earned his Bachelor’s degree in History from Dartmouth College and his Master’s degree in International Policy from The Johns Hopkins University.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 US
Tom is the founder and CEO of EverFi, an education technology company founded to teach, assess and certify users in the critical skills they need for life, including financial literacy, student loan preparation, online safety and cyberbullying, alcohol abuse and sexual assault prevention. The company hosts two of the largest online courses and has certified more than 7 million students.
Tom has been a leader in education technology for 20 years. He was elected to the Maine State Legislature during his senior year of college and served three terms. Further, he led efforts to create one of the nation's first one-to-one laptop initiatives and to institute technology training for teachers. He also served as Chairman of the Utilities and Energy Committee with oversight over broadband deployment.
Tom was named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2013 Greater Washington, SC, and a Goldman Sachs Top-100 Builder and Innovator. Tom is a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover and Bowdoin College.
Chief Executive Officer
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Serbia
Darko is the founder and CEO of BUCK, a company engaged in industrial design and production of luminaire products and lamps. The company operates in line with global quality standards and exports its products to 24 countries worldwide.
Based on the idea that good light can have a positive effect on human well-being, BUCK is a clear example of the merits of a thoroughly thought-out strategy and patience in the market. When creating his company, Darko had the vision of combining his two passions: engineering and light. He later added a third passion: industrial design.
Darko, winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in Serbia in 2012, has an innate ability to inspire and lead in good and less than good times. He appreciates his team members, understands the needs and aspirations of his employees and supports them in achieving their balance between work and leisure time.
Founder and CEO
Cpl Resources plc.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2006 Ireland
Anne is founder and CEO of Cpl Resources plc., Ireland’s leading provider of specialist recruitment and outsourcing solutions. Anne has played a central role in Cpl’s establishment as Ireland’s most successful employment services company.
Headquartered in Dublin, with 14 offices across Europe, Cpl helps clients attract, retain and develop the best people. In 2013, the company had more than 8,000 people working on behalf of Cpl client projects in a variety of sectors.
Anne is passionate about helping to nurture and develop new business talent. She was awarded the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Ireland in 2006 and has been a member of the Entrepreneur Of The Year judging panel since 2007.
She holds numerous business accolades including being the first female CEO of a publicly quoted company on the Irish Stock Exchange. As one of the founding corporate sponsors of the Science Gallery of Dublin, Anne is a strong advocator of Science, Maths and IT education.
Global Vice Chairman — Tax
Dave leads the more than 34,000 people around the world who make up EY’s global organization of Tax practices, and he is responsible for all aspects of our Tax strategy and operations. He heads our efforts to help clients achieve their goals in a dynamic tax environment where new tax legislation, regulation and technical developments are announced nearly every day and tax authorities around the globe are sharing information and cooperating on enforcement efforts in unprecedented ways.
Since joining EY in 1981, Dave has held many leadership positions including Midwest Tax Leader, CFO of Americas Tax and COO of Americas Tax. He also has served as Tax Account Leader for a number of clients. He most recently was Global Chief Operating Officer — Tax, a position in which he worked to help ensure consistent delivery of exceptional client service across the globe.