Post in the Media: Baby Boomers, soft skills and more

Post University and its faculty and staff have been in the news several times recently, offering up professional advice and contributing expertise to print and online publications across the nation.

Here’s a recap of the latest headlines to hit the news:

Screenshot of Hartford Business Journal article

Implementing phased retirement

The effects of Baby Boomers working past the traditional retirement age was discussed in an article written by Chris Szpryngel, Acting Dean of the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, in the Hartford Business Journal. Szpryngel explained how companies can implement a phased retirement concept, which matches retirement-eligible executives with younger employees in a mentor-to-apprentice relationship. Succession planning and the development of mid- and entry-level employees were key to a phased retirement, according to Szpryngel.

Soft skills make a difference

President Don Mroz was quoted in an article for GoodCall.com outlining important soft skills college graduates should acquire before beginning their job search. Mroz said being able to brainstorm and find creative solutions to problems will show employers that recent graduates are both innovative and effective at handling situations under pressure.

IT in an emergency

Integrating classroom technologies and controls on campuses was the topic of an article in College Planning & Management that included the insights of Chief Information Officer Michael Statmore. Statmore discussed the benefits of higher education institutions choosing to rely on on-campus IT specialists as opposed to outside vendors for maintenance and training, especially in the case of emergencies or malfunctions.

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