Frontier Signal News & Insights

Book Review:  Algorithms to Live By (5 Salient Principles)

Posted by Elizabeth Monroe on Jan 7, 2020 9:45:00 AM

As a data scientist, I am intrigued by data science books and some of the most fascinating are books that offer new perspectives on seemingly mundane things.  One of the books I read for my company’s book club, Algorithms to Live By, did just that.  The book’s writers, Brian Christian, a renowned author, and Tom Griffiths, a cognitive scientist, use computer science theories and algorithms to explain everyday experiences, and I found the following five points to be especially applicable to my work life. The authors explain:

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Topics: Job Fit, Interview, Book Review, Algorithms, Data Scientist

Four Things I Wish I’d Known Looking for my First Job Out of College

Posted by Bailey Jensen on Jan 2, 2020 9:30:00 AM

The popular rule of thumb for any job search is that it takes roughly one month for every $10,000 in salary you would like to earn. This means students graduating in May of 2020 who have their sights set on earning $50,000 a year need to start looking now.

The post-graduation job search can be frustrating and often requires a pattern of trial and error. From someone who has tried and erred in today’s job market, here are the four things I wish someone had told me when I began my job-search journey:

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Topics: Job Fit, Careers

Will Resumes Become Obsolete?

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Dec 19, 2019 2:12:44 PM


Obsolete Resumes

Enter the phrase “will resumes become obsolete” into Google search and over 4 million results are returned dating back 10 years so the topic is literally a decade old! It is interesting to look back at how this concept has evolved over time and what are the forces that we believe will drive meaningful change in the outdated value exchange between individuals and employers.  

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A Conversation with Cliff Schorer:  People will always be the foundation of successful enterprises

Posted by Bailey Jensen on Dec 17, 2019 10:29:54 AM

Clifford Schorer is a serial entrepreneur. In addition to his position on the Board of Directors at Frontier Signal, he serves as Director of Columbia University’s Entrepreneur in Residence Program, as well as the Co-Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia University Business School

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Topics: Careers, Interview, Board Member, Nelson Rockefeller Jr.

Sit Down with Frontier Signal's Board Member: Vikesh Mahendroo

Posted by Bailey Jensen on Dec 10, 2019 10:57:31 AM

Vikesh Mahendroo, Former President of Mercer, weighs in on the future work, and his newest venture with Nelson Rockefeller Jr.

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Topics: Talent Acquisition, Interview, Board Member, Nelson Rockefeller Jr.

Visualization of Career Paths and the Future of Work

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Dec 6, 2019 9:43:30 AM

This blog post delves into innovative ways that data is used to visualize career paths and the future of work.  Individuals - from college students and recent grads to professionals whose skills are becoming obsolete or those looking to switch careers - struggle with a lack of transparency and subjectivity surrounding career education and decisions. Interactive data visualization is a powerful tool that invites exploration and is perfectly suited to address this challenge.

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Topics: Labor Market Information (LMI), Future of Work, Careers, Visualization

Benefits of Gratitude in the Workplace

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Nov 26, 2019 10:30:00 AM

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States this week, here are a few thoughts on gratitude in the workplace and how giving and showing thanks can improve an organization’s culture. Many research studies suggest that the art of practicing gratitude is associated with positive physical and mental health outcomes, happiness and life satisfaction. The benefits of gratitude also bleed into the workplace. 

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5 Resources to Help You Embrace Progressive Talent Management Practices

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Nov 19, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Picture1What are progressive companies doing when their existing talent management organization is not meeting the evolving needs of employees? What transformative practices can unleash human potential, create value and ultimately drive revenue in an organization?

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Topics: Talent Acquisition, Future of Work

Close It Summit 2019: Close Gaps in Fit and Skills at Business Speed

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Nov 14, 2019 10:01:04 AM


Frontier Signal founder and CEO Nelson Rockefeller and Darin Hartley, VP of Business Development and Solution Architecture, engaged with thought leaders and practitioners from HR, technology, policy, education and founders at the 2019 Close It Summit. The theme of this year’s summit was Critical Shift\ Work. Learn. Tech. with a focus on technologies that can bridge gaps in skills and learning to prepare individuals and employers for the future of work. Business leaders are challenged with orchestrating how new technology tools powered by AI can be used to find and train employees that will create the next generation of products and services to meet customer expectations. Identifying, retaining and developing the strongest workforce is now inextricably linked to a company’s growth and revenue.

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Topics: Talent Acquisition, Skills Gaps, Future of Work, Inner Mobility, Job Fit

Resources to Understand the Future of Work

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Nov 12, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Four Free Resources to Demystify the Future Work Megatrend

For any HR, L&D professional or business leader reading the news today, the future of work is a trending headline. It is a broad phrase that encompasses topics such as:

  • reskilling employees for future job roles
  • increasing inner mobility and retaining in-house talent
  • upskilling is the future of the L&D
  • understanding the shifting demand for workplace skills driven by AI and automation
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Topics: Talent Acquisition, Skills Gaps, Future of Work