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Workforce Development News – Nov. 23, 2015
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“As the boss, your goal is to have all your employees operating at their peak level of energy, efficiency, and motivation. What’s the best way to adapt your management style so that it works for everyone?”
“Here are four factors that can have a tremendous impact on negotiation outcomes.”
“The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills.”
“The recession drove people to attend college who wouldn’t have gone otherwise and who were likely less prepared than other students.”
“If you’re not an outgoing, actively questioning interviewee, most employers will think that means you’re not terribly interested in the job. Probing questions are necessary to help you feel out the position, determine whether you’re a good fit, and showcase your abilities.”
Part 1: https://www.recruiter.com/i/10-probing-questions-candidates-should-ask-their-interviewers-part-1/
Part 2: https://www.recruiter.com/i/10-probing-questions-candidates-should-ask-their-interviewers-part-2/
“One of the top predictors of employee sentiment, including ‘satisfaction’ and ‘intent to leave,’ was a company’s ability to communicate clearly about compensation.”
“Even the slightest gaps in age can create a world of difference in how a person approaches the interview process as a candidate.”
Part 1: https://www.recruiter.com/i/millennials-vs-older-gens-part-1-interview-prep-for-candidates-of-different-generations/
Part 2: https://www.recruiter.com/i/millennials-vs-older-gens-part-2-interview-prep-for-candidates-of-different-generations/
“Can you explain what risk diversification is? Identify the effects of inflation? Know how to calculate interest? If you answered yes to these three questions, you are better off than 43% of Americans and a whopping two-thirds of the world’s population.”
“Learning to acknowledge your strengths and achievements is as important as being honest about your shortcomings and mistakes.”
“The presence of even trivial graphs significantly enhances the persuasiveness of the presented claims. But don’t let their signaling of scientific credibility sway you in favor of unmerited business decisions.”
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau