71% are UNready. Unfit. Not able even if they wanted to. How will that effect your business growth model over the next 5 years?
Basic readiness for life is presumed by most. Yet how many “basic skills” are young people lacking today. Perhaps not the true ability to perform a simple task, but the willingness, the desire, the passion are missing.
But 71% of 17-24 year old Americans are unfit to ENTER basic training. Three primary reasons are cited in the study. Obesity, lack of high school diploma and criminal record.
If they are not ready for basic training, are you ready to hire them? Have we done our young people a severe injustice? Have we failed to prepare them for life?
As leaders we must wake up and engage at a different level and we must do so soon.
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