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Pop up organizations, social opportunities, unpaid internships and lifelong learning

July 17, 2017

 

 

Every week we at Learnitect HQ are bringing you interesting articles and research related to talent management in startups, career skills and the future of work.

 

This week we are thinking about pop up organizations, social opportunities and the future of careers education.

 

THE RISE OF THE "POP UP EMPLOYER"

 

The New York Times reports on a new form of temporary organization made up of freelancers, formed to execute on a specific project and disbanded after the project is complete.  Data and algorithms help to design team structure and roles.  Software companies and pharmaceuticals are amongst the first to try out these temporary organizations.  Read more about this on The New York Times.

 

BIG SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES
 

Early Lyft investor Navin Chaddha explores 6 emerging major social opportunities, arguing that startups have falsely assumed that society and people behaviour would remain unchanged. These opportunities include: the post-ownership economy, personalized and curated e-commerce, the move from full-time employees to contractors, decline in attention spans, democratization of financial services and personalized health and wellness.  Read more about this on Techcrunch.

 

LIFELONG LEARNING, INCREASING EMPLOYABILITY OF UNI STUDENTS AND THE FUTURE OF UNPAID INTERNSHIPS

 

Recommendations to the Government in this UK government-commissioned review of Modern Working Practices by Matthew Taylor of the RSA include: creating a university education framework that focuses on employability of students, encouraging lifelong learning and stamping out unpaid internships.

TOOLS OF THE WEEK: WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE A STARTUP WITH 30+ PEOPLE

First Round Capital Review recommends these first people actions to take: start a simple performance review system, give your employees a voice in deciding new features, clarify your company's positioning statement and designate someone to be responsible for security.  Read more about these smart people tactics and other suggestions on First Round Review.

 

 

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