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Focusing on the business case for diversity is a red flag —

Focusing on the business case for diversity is a red flag — | Professional Development | Scoop.it

Focusing on the short-term, quantifiable “ROI” won’t be enough to create a sense of urgency or the level of commitment necessary to push forward.


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How To Create An Employee Handbook People Will Actually Want To Read

How To Create An Employee Handbook People Will Actually Want To Read | Professional Development | Scoop.it
A handbook doesn’t have to read like an instruction manual. Here’s how to get employees hooked from page one.
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9 Employee Engagement Ideas Your Team Will Love

9 Employee Engagement Ideas Your Team Will Love | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Getting employees engaged is easier said than done. For example, "Respecting your employees" is a nice thing to say, but how do you concretely do it? Take a quick dive and read our 9 simple employee engagement ideas you can ACT ON right away with your team. It's not sorcery, just actionability.
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The Difference Between Open-Minded and Close-Minded People

The Difference Between Open-Minded and Close-Minded People | Professional Development | Scoop.it

The rate at which you learn and progress in the world depends on how willing you are to weigh the merit of new ideas, even if you don’t instinctively like them. Perhaps especially if you don’t like them.


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Abel Linares's curator insight, October 7, 2017 11:53 AM
The ability to change your mind is a superpower.
Pascale Hotterbeex's curator insight, October 8, 2017 1:59 PM
"Closed-minded people focus much more on being understood than on understanding others..." - tout est dit!
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6 Tips for Dealing with a Difficult Person | CTRI - Blog

6 Tips for Dealing with a Difficult Person | CTRI - Blog | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Share this article:   When I started teaching conflict resolution skills many years ago, I believed that simply using those skills would solve most problems. I was naïve. People kept ... Read More
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Ten Things Your Resume Doesn't Mention -- But It Should

Ten Things Your Resume Doesn't Mention -- But It Should | Professional Development | Scoop.it

For fifty or sixty years job-seekers have been taught to write their resumes in the most opaque and unhelpful way imaginable.

Job-seekers have been taught to use terse, governmental language in their resumes, so that almost every job-seeker sounds identical to every other job-seeker!

That's the worst possible approach. You are not a dry, dusty person — you are lively and creative! Why not show some of that creativity and spark in your resume?


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Here are 10 essential pieces of information that do not show up on 99% of resumes -- but they should!

Infra Bazaar Pvt Ltd.'s comment, April 13, 2017 12:41 AM
nice info it is very helpful for job seekers thanks for sharing.
rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 14, 2017 1:23 AM
This is a most important and highly informative write up by Liz Ryan! Resume writing is something we teach at school at the grade twelve level in India as part of job applications. We do not, however, don't tell our students to mention the "ten things" listed by Liz. Most of us professionals would prefer to outsource the designing of our resumes to an expert. However, for those of us who do our resumes ourselves, it would be a good idea to speak with our "own voice" and not hesitate in being "honest"! We are so used to cliches and accepted conventions that oftentimes, our resumes sound dead and boring. I will surely revisit my resume after this!
 
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How to Write Your Book in a Matter of Months

How to Write Your Book in a Matter of Months | Professional Development | Scoop.it
The best manuscript isn't perfect - it's complete.
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Why You Should Start Preparing Now For Your Annual Review

Why You Should Start Preparing Now For Your Annual Review | Professional Development | Scoop.it

Don't wait until the week before your annual review to start collecting data and anecdotes that demonstrate your worth.


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Don't wait until the week before your annual review to start collecting data and anecdotes that demonstrate your worth.

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It's hard to believe we are days away from the end of the 1st Quarter of 2017! Many of you  will be having Quarterly Reviews next week, & I thought this article was timely. Ultimately, setting & achieving goals is what work ( & life, for that matter),  is all about, so having clear, set goals, and a definitive path to achieve those goals, is critical to meeting those objectives.  It always amazes me how often employees are not clear on precisely what is expected of them, and what will earn them a promotion, and conversely, what will cost them their job. There are also  many managers out there that do not set clear, achievable goals for their employees. As always, communication is the key to success. Making a point to continually be touching base with your direct supervisor, verifying that you are doing the right thing, and asking what you can do to be a superstar, will set you head and shoulders above 90% of the others. It makes no sense to hold your breath during your review, wondering what the reaction of your manager will be. You should always be cognizant of your goals and objectives, and be focused on achieving those goals on a daily basis. If you are not crystal clear on what you need to be doing in order to get the biggest raise possible and align yourself for a promotion, ASK!  If you are a manager and your employees are consistently not meeting their objectives, work on making those objectives as clear as possible, and then focus on holding your team accountable during the execution phase, rather than just at the finish line. Read more to learn 'Best Practices' in coming out of your Reviews with a 5 Star Rating!  

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Who Is Responsible for Monitoring Performance after Training?

Who Is Responsible for Monitoring Performance after Training? | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Training supervisors are not always going to be there to monitor your efforts after a training session. How you are going to hold yourself and other employees accountable?
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The 5 P’s of Coaching for Success

The 5 P’s of Coaching for Success | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Coaching is a useful way of developing people's skills and abilities. Coaching to one or more of these areas regularly leads to the success of your teams.
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Every Employee Needs Customer Service Training -- Here's Why

Every Employee Needs Customer Service Training -- Here's Why | Professional Development | Scoop.it
For a company to be truly customer-focused, an employee must understand how important customer service is to the company, how service fits into the culture and how he or she plays a role in it. That doesn’t happen spontaneously; it requires training.
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3 Ways To Enhance Job Satisfaction Beyond Giving Your Employees A Raise

3 Ways To Enhance Job Satisfaction Beyond Giving Your Employees A Raise | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Insightlink 4Cs Blog: This year, a majority of private U.S. companies have or plan to give out raises averaging 4.3 percent to their best and brightest employees, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. But not all companies are in a position to reward employees wit

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Delivering growth through diversity in the workplace | McKinsey & Company

Delivering growth through diversity in the workplace | McKinsey & Company | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Our latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance--and suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.
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The Ultimate Playbook to Creating a Successful Employee Orientation

The Ultimate Playbook to Creating a Successful Employee Orientation | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Delivering a successful employee orientation can not only ensure that department procedures and tasks are followed properly, but it can also lead to happier and more productive employees. Employee orientation shouldn’t be thought of as an “information dump”, but instead&hellip
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Best Answers for What is Your Greatest Weakness

Best Answers for What is Your Greatest Weakness | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Some questions could make or break your job interview. Follow these tips to answer questions about your greatest weakness.
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The Schwa Is the Laziest Sound in All of Human Speech

The Schwa Is the Laziest Sound in All of Human Speech | Professional Development | Scoop.it
We all know that English spelling is rarely a good guide to pronunciation. One big reason for this is the prevalence of schwa in the spoken language.
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The left brain vs. right brain myth - Elizabeth Waters

View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-left-brain-vs-right-brain-myth-elizabeth-waters The human brain is visibly split into a left and righ

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Are you using licensed images in your lessons - archived post form Mark Anderson will help you check!

Are you using licensed images in your lessons - archived post form Mark Anderson will help you check! | Professional Development | Scoop.it
I often ask teachers if they use Google Images for the pictures they use in the resources they make for the classroom. The majority of . They simply go to the site, search for their image, grab the…

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The $10 Million Lawsuit That Hinges On An Oxford Comma

The $10 Million Lawsuit That Hinges On An Oxford Comma | Professional Development | Scoop.it
For people interested in grammar, there is no fiercer debate over the necessity — or not — of the Oxford comma. It is the final comma in a list of items. A $10 million lawsuit hinges on an Oxford comma.
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8 Signs You May be Lacking Confidence - Peter Barron Stark Companies

8 Signs You May be Lacking Confidence - Peter Barron Stark Companies | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Confidence tops the list of important leadership qualifications. And yet, most (if not all) leaders experience a dip in confidence along the way. Unfortunately, a lack of confidence is easy to spot in a leader, and has far-reaching consequences. It is widely known that confidence is a critical trait of successful leadership. Confident leaders genuinely …
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Tips to Connect Training to Performance and Results

Tips to Connect Training to Performance and Results | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Are you missing the connection between training and on-the-job performance and results?
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Court settles debate that’s divided grammar nerds for decades

Court settles debate that’s divided grammar nerds for decades | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Punctuation matters, people.
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7 Steps To Fix a Toxic Culture Like Uber’s

7 Steps To Fix a Toxic Culture Like Uber’s | Professional Development | Scoop.it
It all began in 2014 when it was identified that the arrogance and frat-boy behavior was the foundation of the mindset of Uber’s executives, yet they changed nothing. Fast forward 3 years and the CEO is caught on video berating an Uber driver who complained about declining wages. A forme
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