“So, What Do You Do?” Rethinking Small Talk

November 01, 2015

Tess Vigeland, former host of public radio’s Marketplace and self-identified “quitter-in-chief,” challenges us to think beyond the typical small-talk questions about what we do for work. For more than ten years, Tess Vigeland was a host of public radio’s Marketplace. Though she had a job...

When It’s Time to Quit Your Job

October 18, 2014

Pundits believe a rising “quit rate” will herald a more robust job market; but leaving voluntarily is about more than economics. Among several closely watched bellwethers of the incipient economic recovery, one indicator in recent months has quickened the pulse of pundits. The “quit...

Reports to Results: Dealing With Youth Unemployment in Africa

June 27, 2014

How should Africa deal with millions of young people entering the job market each year? With more than 290 million people between the ages of 10-24, Africa is the youngest continent in the world. Youths constitute about 60% of Africa’s entire population, yet their participation in the formal...

Youth Employment in Africa: Whose Job Is It?

June 27, 2014

With 61% of its population under 24, Africa’s greatest challenge is finding jobs for its youth. Background Approximately 1 billion people live in the world’s second-largest continent. Only Asia has more people but Africa now has the fastest growing population. If current trends continue, the...