In just a few months, college students nationwide will receive their diplomas and look toward entering the workforce. How can they increase their odds of success? Critical thinking skills, patience, respect, and a positive attitude are a must, according to Booz Allen CFO and Treasurer Lloyd Howell Jr. Read even more of his tips below, taken from a presentation at the Business Today 44th International Conference.
Commuting alone to work by car, especially over long distances, is bad for your health and the environment. Booz Allen’s efforts to change this situation for the better have been recognized for the thirteenth consecutive year by Best Workplaces for Commuters, a national program promoting outstanding commuter benefits.
What attracts today’s top tech professionals to a potential employer? According to a survey by Hired.com, work experience expectations (57 percent), company culture (45 percent), and a recognizable company name (45 percent) rank among the reasons for engagement1. Conversely, a poor company reputation turns 46 percent of job seekers away.
Booz Allen solidified its reputation as a workplace of choice with its inclusion on Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the eighth consecutive year.
Inclusion of women, people of color, veterans, members of the LGBTQ community, and people in the workplace isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s good for business. According to the World Economic Forum, “individuals who work in open, diverse, and inclusive environments are usually able to perform better, because each individual is able to bring their authentic self to the workplace.”
As organizations migrate more and more sensitive data to the cloud and work in general becomes increasingly tech-focused, the cybersecurity field has developed a talent supply problem. According to the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study, “We are on pace to reach a cybersecurity workforce gap of 1.8 million by 2022, a 20 percent increase over the forecast made in the 2015.”
San Diego is the place to be for tech professionals. The city ranked first among U.S. cities for projected tech hiring in human resource consulting firm Robert Half’s annual report of forecasts and trends. In this hot market for talent, Booz Allen continues to stand out.
On November 11, The San Diego Union-Tribune and Energage (formerly WorkplaceDynamics) recognized Booz Allen as a 2018 Top Workplace and honored the tech giant with the Innovation Spotlight Award for being an organization that encourages new ideas.
In spite of improving conditions for veteran employment, more than half of veterans still feel that HR professionals do not understand their military skills, according to a 2018 Monster survey of more than 300 veterans.
By Maxwell Roe Business Development, Clean Power USA
Over the last several years, I have realized that there has been a compelling shift in the minds of investors in our business.
Historically, most investors wanted to know the numbers. What would be the return on their investment and how soon would it happen? But more and more, I meet people who are asking about impact, not just dollars.
The momentum of that sea change hit home this spring when we met new investors, a couple. They were mission-driven. They wanted their money to have a measurable impact on the world.