Why a Skills Based Model is Best

Robyn GrableFounder and CEO of Talents ASCEND In its list of top workplace predictions for 2023, consultancy firm Gartner said “skills-based hiring rather than degree requirements will dominate at successful companies.”  According to McKinsey, “hiring for skills is five times more predictive of...

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LETTING GO of Resumes in 2023

Letting go of someone or something can be an emotional roller coaster.  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross M.D. explained the five stages of grief in her book On Death and Dying in 1969.  Over 50 years later, her conceptual explanation of this cycle of processing still applies anytime we attempt to...

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You Are Not Alone

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.  While we are more than halfway through the month, and well on our way to October, Veterans ASCEND knows that Suicide Prevention within the Military Community is a subject that is deeply personal for many of us.  In support of...

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Vacancy Rates

Record Job VacanciesAccording to The Department of Labor’s monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary, also known as the JOLTS report, employment vacancies in the US rose to over 11 million in October 2021. While vacancies dropped slightly in subsequent months, a vacancy rate of approximately...

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The Issue with Resumes

Putting one’s professional history and career accomplishments into a resume can oftentimes feel overwhelming. It’s hard enough to summarize job titles, skills, and performance in a limited number of bullet points let alone having to recall the endless contributions one has made to all of the roles...

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