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Human Potential: Effective communication

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Effective communication is an essential foundation for employee engagement and therefore company performance, explains author and consultant Carol O'Connor "I would characterize effective communication in two ways: directly and indirectly. And if I look at the direct approach first I'm looking at outcomes that I know results from good communication. Things like projects are completed on time and within budget, people adhere to a quality standard and most important employees feel motivated. Employee motivation is an aspect of engagement and engagement is an indirect way of characterizing effective communication because you don't get it unless communication is effective."  - Carol O'Connor Watch...

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Careers: Innovations in youth hiring

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Across the United States, small businesses are developing innovative strategies to hire and upskill young workers in ways that are both good for business, and that reduce the unemployment hardships that disproportionately impact disadvantaged young people. With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a nation-wide search to identify creative youth-hiring models and approaches embraced by small businesses. Here's a look at one, Sharp Decisions, a technology consultancy in New York, provides a squad-based training programme for returning veterans. For the full report from the Economist Intelligence Unit click here

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Reinventing yourself mid-career - Dorie Clark

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By Dorie Clark These days, it’s rare to spend your entire career at one company – or even in one career. But every time we make a professional move, it’s necessary to reinvent ourselves. Sometimes it’s a matter of developing new skills; what worked for you at a large multinational may not work in a small boutique firm. And sometimes it’s a matter of telling your story effectively because - faced with new colleagues unfamiliar with your skills and background – it’s essential to explain the value you bring to the table.Reinvention can be incredibly stressful, especially for mid-career professionals....

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