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A recent study found that Chick-fil-A was beating out other fast food chains by teaching their employees to say two simple words – “please” and “thank you.” Chick-fil-A workers were the politest to their customers, compared to 15 other popular chains including KFC and McDonalds. These top-notch manners have directly translated into increased sales for[…]
It’s true that you only have one chance to make a first impression. In some cases, that first chance only lasts a few seconds. A survey of over 2,000 hiring managers found that 33 percent knew whether or not they would hire someone within the first 90 seconds of meeting them. What can job seekers[…]
We’re excited to announce the launch of our NEW adult curriculum guide and participant workbooks. The new curriculum includes: A new, modern look and a design that makes the curriculum easier to facilitate 65 experiential activities – with 25 NEW activities, that include relevant topics such as social media, diversity, telecommuting and Generation Z[…]
Some employees truly love their jobs. They come to work every day with a smile on their face and a genuine willingness to do whatever it takes to get their job done. But not every employee demonstrates this model attitude towards work. Some employees view their job as just a necessary evil, and this attitude[…]
Did you have a part-time job growing up? In the past, having a part-time job was a staple of nearly every high school student’s schedule. Recently, however, summer jobs and teen participation in the labor force are on the decline. The employment rate among teens in the U.S. fell by 19 percent between the years[…]
Both taking and receiving criticism are some of the most difficult things to do, especially at work. However, creating a workplace culture around accountability has been proven to boost morale and it’s one of the top qualities employees like to see in an organization. Negative feedback is an inevitable part of the workplace, and it’s something[…]
The U.S. is facing a self-confidence crisis. Many of us, particularly teens and women, are feeling less confident than ever in our appearance and our skillsets. This can cause many different problems, including that it prevents worker from achieving success in the office. Some blame the lack of self-confidence on social media, the internet or[…]
Are you interested in becoming a Certified Work Ethic Trainer? Now is your chance! This October, we’re partnering up with Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program, to host a Train-the-Trainer event in Redlands, California. Participants at this event will have the opportunity to learn all about The Center for Work Ethic Development’s ‘Bring Your ‘A’ Game’ Curriculum[…]
We’ve analyzed Millennials at length – we know about their work habits, buying preferences, debt accumulation, political ideals and just about everything else. But what about the generation that’s coming up behind them? They’re called Generation Z, and they’re quickly coming of age. Soon they’ll be voting and taking over the workforce, just like Millennials[…]
Research has shown that establishing a strong work ethic early in childhood is a predictor of adult success. We all know someone who only does what they have to or nothing at all, far below of what they are capable. The reasons for that are varied, of course, but the best way to stave that[…]
No matter where you live or what you do, odds are you have been impacted by the work ethic gap. This lack of basic workplace skills stymies both individuals and organizations. Rather than simply accept this as the new normal, The Center for Work Ethic Development provides solutions. Through curriculum, certification and consulting, we equip organizations around the world to better prepare their local workforce for employment and lifelong success. Whether you’re an educator, workforce development professional, trainer, or simply a concerned individual, The Center for Work Ethic Development offers multiple solutions that make common sense common practice!
The Center for Work Ethic Development is passionate about helping people reach their full potential. Through curriculum, certification and consulting, we equip organizations around the world to better prepare their local workforce for employment and lifelong success.
We aim to be the gold standard of workplace soft skills training by implementing our 2020 Vision plan. We work to continuously improve our partnerships, our product, and the overall value that we add to communities.
Every day we strive to create an environment of integrity and positivity. We believe that success is measured not by the profits you make, but by the legacy you leave.