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Workforce Development News – April 13, 2015
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“You’ll create a virtuous cycle where you’re more productive at work so you’ll also be able to carve out more time for what really matters — your life.”
“Managers account for as much as 70% of variance in employee engagement scores. Given the troubling state of employee engagement in the U.S. today, it makes sense that most managers are not creating environments in which employees feel motivated or even comfortable. At some point, one in two employees had left their job to get away from their manager.”
“51% of managers are not engaged; 14% are actively disengaged. Disengaged managers create disengaged employees. Only 30% of U.S. workers are engaged.”
“College-educated workers make up only 32 percent of the workforce but now produce more than 50 percent of the nation’s economic output.”
“Nothing drags down writing more than spreading good ideas over too many words.”
“Socioeconomic status, such as income, gender and education, impacts employees’ and job seekers’ access to on-the-job training, contributing to a skills gap in America.”
“Men are in a broader array of career fields, the number of occupations heavily represented by workers 55 and older has more than doubled, and white workers lost share of employment in each of the 50 highest paying jobs.”
“Discover the one thing almost no hiring manager does, the bizarre recruiting secret most don’t know, and how to move them from rejection to headhunting.”
“Lying to a prospective employer is one of the worst decisions you can ever make, and it’s something that will eventually come back to bite you.”
“Here are nine steps to a memorable speech, from preparation to delivery.”
“Basically, we pretty much just think you could be more assertive.”
“A time-lapse journey through Yellowstone National Park under the night sky.” (Vimeo, 3:42).
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” — Sirius Black