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Workforce Development News – October 31, 2016
A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.
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“Businesses around the world are failing miserably at creating an engaged workforce. Here’s what you can do about it.”
“Embedded sustainability efforts clearly result in a positive impact on business performance and benefits the bottom line.”
“Growth rate was the fastest recorded in two years after expanding an anemic 1.4% in the second quarter.”
“What Matters Most To Recruiters? Where Recruiters Evaluate Candidates. Watch Out For These Negative Influences. Referred Candidates Rate Second To Internal Hires. What Matters To Recruiters. Hot Industries To Target. Expect To See Recruiters Doing More.”
“Companies with standard onboarding processes experience 50 percent higher rates of new hire retention – which translates into huge savings later on down the road.”
“This question is a way for the interviewer to see how you think about yourself fitting into the company, and what skills and experiences you will bring to the table. Show the interviewer you’re prepared by creating a strategy for answering this question:”
“Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable.”
“How to take the first steps toward having a list of strong connections.”
“The last thing you say is what they remember. Your ‘grand finale’ is your final chance to make a lasting impression, reiterate your key points, tell the audience why the message is important, and ask them to respond to your recommended next steps.”
“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” – Stephen R. Covey