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Workforce Development News – March 14, 2016
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“With so much to gain, why don’t leaders have feedback conversations more often? Because not all leaders are comfortable with the responsibility.”
“A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans – but few workers expect their own jobs or professions to experience substantial impacts.”
“Where the middle-class lives.”
“Who you hire casts the foundation for your company’s success, so make sure you’re asking questions that reveal a candidate’s emotional intelligence.”
“Let the person talk.”
“By now, we’re all well aware of the dismal state of employee engagement. A new report found that employees whose managers follow up with them following an employee engagement survey are 12 times more likely to be engaged the following year.”
“Be prepared for a longer, more intense and less personal application process than before.”
“They may not seem all that difficult, but chances are, the hiring manager doesn’t want to hear you rattle off your favorite extracurricular activities or go on about how you’re CEO material.”
“The bottom line is that you want to generate a few major bullet points that showcase your experience, leadership, and aptitude, and then add some substance to them.”
“Avoid talking in a public place, skimping on research and messing up your introduction.”
“Simply rattling off your job title and a few credentials won’t get you that longed-for networking connection. Follow this guidance.”
“Even the small things you do make a difference. Pick out a few of these and start today to make them a habit.”
“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll