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Workforce Development News – Dec. 7, 2015
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“Employees prefer workplace wellbeing to material benefits. Wellbeing comes from one place, and one place only — a positive culture. The qualities of a positive workplace culture boils down to six essential characteristics:”
“Employees should aim to meet these spoken and unspoken professional expectations.”
“Understand the me-to-we continuum.”
“Find out who’s out of work, not participating, getting paid, at school, hiring, jobless, and still searching.”
“Apprenticeship programs provide great value to apprentices and employers.”
“When it comes to innovation, businesses are constantly hampered by functional fixedness and other cognitive biases that cause people to overlook elegant solutions hidden in plain sight.”
“Here is a five-step plan on how to pitch yourself to others – without going off topic:”
“Quitting your job was stressful enough. But, having to attend a meeting in order to explain all of the nitty-gritty details of why you’re quitting?”
“Audiences like speakers who talk with their hands, but not every gesture is a good one. Follow these tips to ensure your hand movements are enhancing—not sabotaging—your speech.”
“Getting started is about understanding and overcoming the obstacles—be they mental, emotional, or physical—that hold us back from diving right in.”
“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” – Mary Poppins