Minding our workforce: The importance of noncognitive skills in employment – Jul 8

Posted by American Enterprise Institute on July 6, 2021

In surveys, employers routinely cite noncognitive skills as the most important and hardest-to-find attributes among applicants. AEI’s Brent Orrell recently published a volume of essays by key researchers and practitioners considering noncognitive skills from many perspectives — such as their neurobiological basis, labor market outcomes, and approaches for teaching and training. Orrell will moderate a conversation among some of the authors — including Elisabeth D. Babcock of Economic Mobility Pathways, Albert Cheng of the University of Arkansas, Georgetown University’s Harry J. Holzer, and Northwestern University’s Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach — about their research and how they think policymakers should respond.

The event will take place on Thursday, July 8, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT.

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