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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 percentbetween the years before[…]
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[…]
Conducting a soft-skills training can be tough, depending on a number of factors. For example, the weather is bad and people are late, the attendees don’t want to be there, or worst of all, you’re unprepared. Training is more art than science, and while a savvy sense of humor and positive, upbeat attitude form the[…]
How Assumptions Lead to Potential Failure for Young Workers It’s fair to say that many employers who hire young workers say that they do not have the work ethic, or soft skills, they need to do their jobs well. This is an ongoing and universal problem, they say. How do we bridge the gap between[…]
In much of western Europe, compulsory education ends after ninth grade. From there, students can choose to follow a college-preparatory or a vocational path. In Switzerland, fully 70 percent of students choose a vocational path over the academic, with about 230 different occupations from which to choose. Student spend about four years working an apprenticeship[…]
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!
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