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Workforce Development News – April 6, 2015
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“Because expectations for decision-making have gone from ‘get it done soon’ to ‘get it done now’ to ‘it should have been done yesterday,’ we tend to jump to conclusions instead of asking more questions. And the unfortunate side effect of not asking enough questions is poor decision-making. That’s why it’s imperative that we slow down and take the time to ask more — and better — questions.”
“No tricks, no gimmicks, no unusual clothing required.”
“The ripple effects of too many meetings can be astonishing.” Here’s how to decide if the meeting is needed, prepare with a checklist, determine who to invite, run a virtual meeting, know when to present or converse, avoid visual cliches, make an agenda, or decide if you really need to attend that meeting.
“If candidates can’t find your postings, you won’t get responses — but when your jobs are optimized, it can become one of the best methods of drawing traffic to the career section of your website. There is little cost involved to change your current posting methods, but the results could be well worth your time.”
“The richest experience [is still] being able to get together in person, face to face. There’s millions of years of evolution behind that.”
“Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and for many these devices are a key entry point to the online world.”
“Delivering bad news is tough. It’s even harder when you don’t agree with the message or decision you’re communicating. Find out what the experts say.”
“With more employers embracing the bring-your-own-device approach, your in-house education offerings must be accessible on mobile devices. Don’t be stuck in the past.”
“If you feel challenged by Facebook marketing these days, you should know you’re not alone.”
“For all its economic virtues, the Internet has been long on job displacement and short on job creation. Many of the largest Internet companies have for the most part taken revenue from existing companies without growing the total economy.”
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk.” – Mark Zuckerberg