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Workforce Development News – June 29, 2015
A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.
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“Leaders hoping to boost their ability to drive growth through innovation need to simultaneously direct it strategically, pursue it rigorously, resource it intensively, monitor it methodically, and nurture it carefully.”
“Hiring an intern is challenging. You’re hiring someone who may have zero relevant experience. Many of the candidates will have identical education, and you’re racing against other businesses to get the best interns. Don’t get stuck with an unmotivated, unenthusiastic intern who doesn’t fit into your workplace.”
“About 76% of organizations with more than 100 employees rely on assessment tools such as aptitude and personality tests for external hiring.”
“What can you do to incorporate a little Emily Post into your daily routine? It’s not as hard as you might think.”
“What is all boils down to is that business is about people — it always has been, and always will be. Too often, businesses fall short not because leaders don’t understand the business, but because they don’t understand what the people who work for them need in order to bring their best effort to work.”
“To be effective, performance management requires streamlined processes, accurate and efficient metrics and – the frequently overlooked factor – highly talented managers. Great managers are innately talented in these five specific dimensions:”
“By separating the effective from the worthless, HR leaders can secure huge payoffs for their organizations. Its directives affect every person in the organization, right up to the top, every single day.”
“The experts and share their answers.”
“The legendary investor wants you to be as successful as he is, and he’s willing to tell you how.”
“Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.” – Rapunzel