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Pete Answers Your Workforce Related Questions

Pete Answers Your Workforce Related Questions

The first question: What can leaders and managers do to motivate their employees?

The first thing is to realize that all people are different. One person’s career goals and values can be completely different than the person sitting next to them. You should ask each employee what they want and gain an understanding of their personal motivators. This way, you will be on track when you want to inspire individuals to perform at peak levels.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (289)/Comments (5)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Understanding and Supporting Gen Z in the Workplace

Understanding and Supporting Gen Z in the Workplace

Gen Z is the latest generation to enter the workplace. While Millennials still remain the majority of today’s workforce, Gen Z is catching up. Those born between the mid-1990s to mid-2000s qualify as Gen Z and account for 61 million people in the United States. The Gen Z population are digital natives and they can’t imagine a time when the internet didn’t exist. Technology has always been an integral part of their daily lives and, like Millennials, social media is a big part of it. Compared to the previous generation of Millennials, who are often criticized for job hopping, Gen Z workers, who grew up during the 2008 recession, seem to be gravitating toward jobs that are more stable and they appear to prioritize financial security more. With this new workforce generation it’s important to offer guidance and encouragement to help them develop and thrive professionally.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (485)/Comments (6)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Is a 4-Day Workweek a Good Idea?

Is a 4-Day Workweek a Good Idea?

The rise of the 4-day workweek is a trend to be noticed. Companies around the world have been exploring the possibility of shifting their employees’ workweek to 32-hours and researching the advantages and disadvantages of this nontraditional working style. Studies have shown that a shortened workweek results in happier workers, decreased stress-levels and increased productivity. Truthfully, everyone looks forward to the occasional 3-day weekend, and, in this case, a 3-day weekend would come every week — what’s not to love! Though this is a sound and favored plan for employees, what does it mean for business?
Wednesday, June 05, 2019/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (710)/Comments (6)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Importance of Written Communication Skills

Importance of Written Communication Skills

In today’s workplace, email is the most widely used form of communication with most people reading and writing an average of 123 emails per day according to Forbes. It’s clear that non-verbal communication such as emails, online tools like Slack, and texts are only going to become even more prevalent as future technology driven generations move in to the workforce. The outcome of this is that our written communication skills are becoming increasingly impactful and how well or how poorly you communicate in this manner can have a profound impact on your career. So it’s imperative to consider factors such as relevance, length of communication, tone, language, and response time when communicating non-verbally.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (933)/Comments (14)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Pete's Mother's Day Special Episode

Pete's Mother's Day Special Episode

Pete begins his weekly episode of “Hard work-ah with Pete the Job Guy” by expressing a heart-felt message to some very special moms. Later, producer Josh McCarthy joins Pete and goes into the ‘mail bag’ to read listener questions about challenging workforce issues that were sent into Pete.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (905)/Comments (7)/ Article rating: 5.0
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