Future of Work

1 June 2021

Start on the path to lifelong learning and employability with IBM

In 2020, the global workforce lost an equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs, an estimated $3.7 trillion in wages and 4.4% of global GDP, a staggering toll on lives and livelihoods. While vaccine rollout has begun and the growth outlook is predicted to improve, an even socio-economic recovery is far from certain. As we look […]

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25 April 2021

Using Education to Build skills for Social inclusion Globally: IBM at Coursera Conference 2021

Improving the job market prospects and quality of work for those disadvantaged needs to be a focus for government agencies, higher education institutions and industry partners alike. Concerted and focused efforts are needed to improve outreach, quality and relevance of education and training, and improve the pathways to the world of work. Given the heterogeneity […]

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22 March 2021

5 growth engines driving the new jobs towards economic recovery – A summary of the Burning Glass Report, After the Storm

The recession left in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. The changes have been so profound that fundamental patterns of how we work, shop, socialize, travel and live have changed forever. If the world is going to have a recovery that not only brings the economy back to where it was but also […]

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1 March 2021

IBMs Popular Data Science Programs Now Available in Multiple Languages

The pandemic is accelerating the technological trends that were already changing the future of work: Automation, as technology creates new ways of doing work that once required human intervention Digitization, in which a 8 in 10 jobs now require digital skills Hybridization, where jobs combine skill sets that traditionally did not need to co-exist. For eg: […]

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25 February 2021

Accelerating the Skills Transformation for the Future of Work with Sonia Malik

As global markets tighten and unemployment rates rise rapidly, new skills requirements emerge while other skills are becoming obsolete. Listen to the following podcast and hear more from Sonia Malik to prepare yourself for the future of work in a post-COVID world.

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1 February 2021

Jumpstart your Career in Cloud Application Development

The ongoing cloud transition has been further accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis: Cloud spending rose 37% to $29 billion during the first quarter of 2020. This trend is likely to persist, as the move to virtual work underscores the urgency for scalable, secure, reliable, cost-effective off-premises technology services. According to Gartner, despite the inevitable economic […]

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28 January 2021

Thriving in the Age of Hybrid Work: Build career resilience with Skills

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the significance of data, AI, and digital technologies and accelerated the future of work to NOW! The world has gone from extremely tight labor markets, accelerated economic growth, and scarce talent toward high job instability, growing unemployment, and worrying recessions. Organizations and individuals which had embarked on the digital transformation […]

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7 December 2020

Skills Transformation For The 2021 Workplace

2020 has been a year like no other. It’s the year that a pandemic brought the entire world to a complete stand-still at the same time. We may not yet know how the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus will stack up to previous disasters, how the economic fallout will compare to previous recessions, […]

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30 October 2020

Jobs of Tomorrow: Opportunities and Skills

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns and related global recession of 2020 have created a highly uncertain outlook for the labor market and accelerated the arrival of the future of work. The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report provides the insights needed to orient labor markets and workers towards opportunity today and in the future of […]

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5 October 2020

IBM Launches New Collar Professional Certificates on Coursera

A new IBM study of global C-suite executives revealed that nearly six in ten responding organizations had accelerated their digital transformations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Participating businesses are seeing more clearly the critical role people play in driving their ongoing change. Leaders surveyed called out organizational complexity, inadequate skills, and employee burnout as the […]

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26 August 2020

Is Data Science your professional North Star?

Many of us are being forced to address our academic or professional careers amid the coronavirus pandemic in a way that feels unsettling and very scary. However, change can be good: it pushes us to grow and forces us to consider paths that may not have been viable options before. “As the saying goes, as […]

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3 August 2020

IBM awards its three millionth digital badge (and disrupts the labor market in five big ways)

IBM has recently issued its three millionth digital badge! What started out as a simple idea to attract talent has turned into the most influential IT credential program in the world. Now, IBM has issued its three millionth badge and hosts about 2,500 activities where badges are issued. The idea was born in a conference […]

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23 June 2020

Quickly learn the basics of AI for business with IBM AI Foundations for Business specialization

Business Professionals, get up to speed quickly on the basics of AI, machine learning and AI strategies with IBM’s new three course specialization on Coursera! Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are becoming an important part of business operations for many enterprises. This growth is mostly due to the rise of cloud computing, which […]

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22 June 2020

Increase your employability: Become an intentional Super Learner

The COVID-19 pandemic with the social distancing guidelines has established a new normal, a situation which has given us the time to slow down and create a new way of working. A norm that has impacted the global workforce equally encouraged us to re-evaluate our habits and encourage the adoption of new skills by becoming […]

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11 June 2020

Announcing the IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate on Coursera

Whether you are a new graduate starting in your career, recently unemployed because of pandemic-related shutdowns, or someone who has been on the job hunt for a while, the post-pandemic job market will be unfamiliar terrain. New economic realities and the highest unemployment rate in generations have changed the landscape of getting hired. Now, more […]

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26 May 2020

IBM Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Professional Certificates on edX

Thanks to COVID-19, the future of work is here. Work, as we know, it has temporarily changed completely. From where, to how, and to some extent, even what our work entails has transformed dramatically in the past three months. As the health guidelines that dictate our lives change on an everyday basis, so does our […]

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28 April 2020

Get ‘job ready’ for the economic recovery on the horizon

Strengthen your resume with the right skills and credentials   The sudden emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow to economies, businesses, and workers worldwide. As the world takes action to contain COVID-19 transmissions and “flatten the curve,” physical distancing measures are the first line of defense—and they have profoundly altered the rhythms […]

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24 April 2020

The Data Scientist versus the Data Analyst

A common question that I get from my students is that: “what is the difference between a Data Analyst and a Data Scientist?” I would argue that the task at hand differs. It differs because being a data scientist does not make one master of the universe. When we say data science is team-work, it […]

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