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Workforce Development News – Nov. 9, 2015
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“The economy added more jobs in October than any other month this year and the unemployment rate ticked down to 5%, the lowest reading since April 2008. The monthly jobs report provides a rich snapshot of the state of labor markets.”
“The October numbers are significant because they suggest that the previous two disappointing jobs reports were themselves outliers. The U.S. job market is in a state of steady, solid job growth.”
“In October, 43% of workers said their employer was hiring workers and expanding the size of its workforce, and 11% said their employer was letting people go and reducing the size of its workforce. Forty percent of U.S. workers say their employer is ‘not changing’ the size of its workforce.”
“If your management team is disregarding fundamental human behavior, all your surveys and incentive programs will do little more than adding a coat of paint to a sputtering jalopy.”
“Poor communication trickles down through organizations and costs a whopping $9.3 billion for large companies, or $26,000 per employee.”
“How to handle tough talks with grace.”
“Living standards are actually rising in America. Here’s why the middle class feels so besieged.”
“And why do they ask these questions? Because they care – about their careers and about your company.”
“Put your best foot forward on LinkedIn and with your resume. Remember: You have only one chance to make a great first impression.”
“To combat incredibly boring conversations, I started asking people unexpected, thought-provoking questions that couldn’t be answered with a simple yes or no. The results were awesome.”
“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” – Babe Ruth