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Workforce Development News – Sept. 8, 2015
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“Executives have a choice in how they run their operations. They can run them in a way that uses people as interchangeable parts. Or they can run them in a way that leverages a skilled, capable, motivated workforce.”
“What it takes to compete in today’s world is not the best individual performers, but the best teams. Having the ‘smartest guys in the room’ won’t do you much good if they can’t work with others effectively.”
“How to get better ideas from your team.”
“The job market is getting better. The unemployed are doing better, too. Wages are rising, but slowly. More people are working full time. But people are less likely to be working at all.”
“Smart employers have figured out that the way to succeed in business is to treat employees like the valued collaborators they are. Here are the ways to help stifle creativity, keep people off their game at work, and violently push away anyone who isn’t willing to check their self-esteem at the door in exchange for a paycheck.”
“If you can’t find time to think, it probably means that you haven’t organized your firm, unit, or team very well, and you are busy putting out little fires all the time. It also means that you are at risk of leading your company astray.”
“Here are the old rules that you must replace with new practices if you want to stay relevant in today’s job-search environment.”
“It is harder to find qualified candidates today than it was six months ago. Is it harder to find candidates because it’s now a candidate’s market, or is it because employers are being too picky, disqualifying great candidates too early in the hiring process for committing forgivable mistakes?”
“Requests for real-world examples—also known as behavioral interview questions—are frustrating. But, they’re also an extremely common part of the interview process.” Here’s how to be prepared.
“Rehearse, but don’t obsess.”
“Let’s talk about your blog. Specifically, what to post on it.”
“If you change the way you look at things, things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer