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Are There Really Generational Differences in Workplace Values?


So-called Millenials are a growing segment of the workforce, and there is much discussion about the values, motivations and expectations of Millenials compared with other generations. But you might find the real generational differences in values surprising. We used our High Potential datasets to put the question to the test: Do values differ between generations?

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The Benefits of Low Conscientiousness at Work

Conscientiousness is listed as a desirable trait on almost every job description. Whether it is described as ambition, self-motivated, well organized or a “self-starter”. Everyone is looking for diligence, responsiblity and accountability. Right? Every employer seems to want conscientious employees. 

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Seven Reasons Training Programs Fail


There is a growing skills gap in nearly all sectors. While there may be many jobseekers, their skills do not often match labour market demand. A poorly trained workforce needs training, as does a highly skilled workforce to be productive and competitive.

Much ink, blood and tears have been spilt by training researchers in trying to determine if training works.

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What can you really learn from success stories?

The only common feature of organisations, like individuals, is that they are all different. Company culture, organisational structure, policies, procedures and peculiarities always vary.

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Conscientiousness is an essential trait for entrepreneurs

Conscientiousness is a useful trait in nearly ever career. Those who are conscientious are hardworking, dependable self starters. The research on personality clearly shows conscientiousness is a predictor of nearly every type of success.

Conscientious managers tend to perform better. Conscientious people tend to be more successful in training and education. Conscientious salespeople typically outperform their less conscientious colleagues.

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