Why It’s Important for Young People to Have Part-Time Jobs

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[…]

Why Workers Need to Know How to Give (and Take) Criticism the Right Way

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[…]

Here’s Why Self-Confidence is Key to Building a Successful Workforce

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[…]

Ready to Become a Certified Work Ethic Trainer?

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[…]

What Should We Expect From Generation Z?

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[…]

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Ten Ways to Teach Your Kids Work Ethic

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[…]

Checklist: The Definitive Guide to Conducting Soft Skills Training

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[…]

WIOA Guidance: You Can Use Part of Your WIOA Funds for Pre-Employment Training

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[…]