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Hiring the Right Skill Set And Motivating the Millennials
By Tony Wagner
Author of The Global Achievement Gap
In an economic downturn, employers need to be even more careful with their hiring decisions. And recent graduates from some of the best schools may not have the skills that matter most in the new global knowledge economy. In researching my new book, The Global Achievement Gap: Why Our Kids Don't Have the Skills They Need for College, Careers, and Citizenship--And What We Can Do About It, I have come to understand that there are "7 Survival Skills" for the New World of Work, and that employers must look beyond applicants' "pedigrees" to carefully assess whether they have the skills that matter most.