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Yes, we’ve analyzed Millennials ad nauseum. We know about their work habits, buying preferences, debt accumulation, political ideals and just about everything else. But what about those coming up behind them? Who is Generation Z? While the exact definitions are murky, so-called “Generation Z” (or sometimes “Centennials”) were born roughly between the mid-1990s and the[…]
Research shows that a work ethic is a predictor of adult success Research has shown that establishing a work ethic early in childhood is essential to having a work ethic as an adult. We all know someone who only does what they have to, or does nothing much at all, far below of what they[…]
Conducting training can be tough, depending on a number of factors. 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 majority of a successful[…]
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[…]
Today’s work environments are often fast-paced, complex and crowded. They can be daunting for any worker, but if for a recent graduate, a stay-at-home-parent returning to work, a former inmate who was recently released from custody, or even someone who has just been unemployed for a while, getting into the groove of the workday can take[…]
AUGMENTED LEARNING AND TEACHING THE SKILLS OF THE 21ST CENTURY 21st-Century Skills As the economy becomes increasingly automated, employment skills for both blue and white collar jobs must evolve to keep up. So-called “21st-century skills” learning rotates away from hard STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and incorporates soft skills to augment the progression of technology.[…]
With a wave of nationalism and anti-free trade sentiments sweeping the United States and Europe, questions remain about whether international workers will be allowed to continue working in those nations, and how to address the difference in skills. Free trade agreements allow for foreign workers to work in their host nation, and travel between their[…]
The modern-day economy and job market changes so rapidly, it’s hard to tell what are the exact skills that employers are looking for in new hires. Business is evolving to the point where the jobs that will be required in ten years haven’t even been invented yet. But are the most desirable skills STEM (science,[…]
Raising kids is a minefield of rights and wrongs, hills and valleys, and mistakes and victories. Most parents can relate to feeling confounded by the daunting task of finding the right combination of discipline and acceptance in order to produce a successful adult. But what of the skills that children are learning in schools? Are[…]
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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