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Workforce Development News – Nov. 16, 2015
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“Job-hopping employees want the chance to use their strengths. Companies should focus on fostering engagement among new hires”
“They use their time-tested strategies—the five phrases below—again and again, to lead the team past any obstacle and empower them to create great work in every situation.”
“There’s one simple action that can dramatically increase any manager’s success in gaining the support and engagement of subordinates: recognize great work.”
“Part-time workers who want full-time work are essentially no better off in their overall financial well-being than are the unemployed and, in fact, are less likely to be thriving in their financial well-being.”
“After you’ve thoroughly listened to your counterpart, increase the likelihood that they will see things your way by doing the following.”
“A majority of employees in the typical workplace would choose email over a phone call any day. But there are a few situations that just work better when you pick up the phone.”
“Understanding what makes candidates tick is critical to hiring the right person for the job. When asking questions about candidate goals and motivations, you should focus on learning what a person loves to do, what they’re good at doing, and what they want to do more of.”
“How do you efficiently wade through the sea of resumes you receive for any given job posting?”
“Depends on which one you ask.”
“The worlds of politics and economics often talk past each other and that’s especially true right now.”
“If you don’t like what is being said, then change the conversation.” — Don Draper