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Workforce Development News – March 28, 2016
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“As automation looms and more and more jobs are being shaped to accommodate the tech-saturated ‘knowledge economy,’ 63% of full- and part-time workers say they have taken steps in the past 12 months to upgrade their skills and knowledge.”
“Though a stellar interview process is crucial for hiring the right people, the most effective human capital strategy starts with recruiting a large number of strong candidates.”
“Relationships are what drive us to produce great results, build the best teams, and leave our footprints on the industry. The one undeniable and absolutely necessary aspect of thriving work relationships is trust. So, how can managers start building trust in the workplace from day one of new employee onboarding?”
“In today’s knowledge economy, skilled employees are the asset that drives organizational success. Thus companies must learn from them—why they stay, why they leave, and how the organization needs to change. A thoughtful exit-interview process can create a constant flow of feedback on all three fronts.”
“A large majority of Americans seek extra knowledge for personal and work-related reasons. Digital technology plays a notable role, but place-based learning remains vital to many and differences in education and income are a hallmark of people’s learning activities.”
“With the right strategies in place, you can get a productivity boost out of deadlines without taking on the stress.”
“Let’s examine them one by one and see why they are terrible ways to describe yourself.”
“Employers may use phone screens to weed out applicants before inviting them into the office.”
“One of the best ways to get ready for a job interview is to practice your responses to any and all interview questions, including those that employers across all industries frequently ask.”
“Leaders of world-changing movements, from social leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. to business leaders such as Steve Jobs, persuade people to follow them into the unknown, the unpredictable, the untested. Because change is both scary and difficult, they also help those followers push through their fears and overcome big obstacles. Here’s the method to that magic.”
“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King