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  • How are employers responding to changing attitudes in the workplace?
  • How are employers responding to changing attitudes in the workplace?
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2018 Expert Outlook on Careers

Do people want meaning more than money? Can micro-credentialing change how companies hire new talent? And what is the cost of widespread burnout? In this part of the 2018 Expert Outlook series, we speak to three careers experts about how our relationship to work is changing. 

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As Gen Y continues to rise through the ranks, they’re picking work that’s more fulfilling than just filling their bank accounts. But as the amount energy demanded from these constantly-connected employees reaches critical mass, people want healthier workplaces that respect their boundaries. Meanwhile, automation anxiety has many pursuing micro-courses to update their skills, ensuring they don’t become obsolete in a rapidly changing work environment.

Canvas8 speaks to Bruce Daisley, vice president of EMEA Twitter, Mark Lester, global head of education partnerships at FutureLearn,  and Danielle Harlan, the founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential.




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    In today’s economy – in which ‘good’ jobs are typically knowledge- or tech-based – many well-educated young Americans are now choosing to pursue traditionally low-status careers. Canvas8 spoke to Richard Ocejo, author of Masters of Craft, to learn why it’s cool to be a butcher or a barber.

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    The average person spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime, so it’s fair to want one’s efforts over that time to feel worthwhile. Canvas8 spoke with leadership researcher and coach Susan Fowler about what a new understanding of the human psyche means for workplace motivation.

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    Getting a university degree was once seen as a useful path to a lucrative career. Yet high tuition fees are deterring many, especially given that employers are increasingly looking beyond academics, instead considering a range of other factors. So is the traditional degree a thing of the past?

  • Article image How are New Alphas redefining leadership?

    What are the characteristics of a good leader? Being assertive and powerful, or empathetic and ethical? Canvas8 spoke with Danielle Harlan, CEO of the Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential and author of The New Alpha, to learn what effective leadership looks like in 2017 and beyond.