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Skills Training Gap Among Employees Revealed

If you aren’t taking steps to transfer knowledge to a new generation, you aren’t prepared for what’s coming. Employees who have the most tenure (and typically the most experience) are reaching retirement age. Now, more than ever, transferring knowledge from retirees to Millennials and others is critical. That’s where we from World IT Center come in.

We help Companies refocus their hiring selections from “highly-trained” candidates to “highly-trainable” candidates. With more than 50 online training courses, World IT Center can help provide knowledge and job skills to a new generation, a generation comfortable with consuming information in an online format, and accustomed to well-defined assignments, clear benchmarks and continual feedback. Additionally, by using our state-of-the-art LMS, your organization can assess the current state of your workforce, test incoming team members and better plan for the future.

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4 Surprising Reasons You Lost Your JOB

1. You Weren’t Working on the Right Things
Anyone can do long and late hours. I’ve known people who regularly put time in on weekends, who never take lunch. None of that means a thing if you weren’t focused on the things that mattered to your employer.

2. You Suffered From Stagnation
It’s an intense, complicated, and ever-changing world we live in. So if you fail to make an effort to keep pace, you risk becoming irrelevant. Be aware of—if not heavily invested in—current trends in your industry, new technology, and even internal changes within your organization.

3. You Didn’t Get Along With Your Co-workers
Your ability to produce results is obviously critical to your viability with an organization, but it’s certainly not the only thing that matters. The CEO of an organization I worked for right out of college once said, “Anyone can be replaced, even me.” She’s not wrong. Unless you possess a highly unique skill set, there are others who can do your job. They may not have your charisma or emotional intelligence, but they can do the work. This becomes an issue if you come across as cocky or abrasive rather than charming and thoughtful.

4. You Worked Past the Point of Productivity
While working diligently and producing solid results should ideally be recognized and rewarded by your boss and company, it’s not always the case. And, believe it or not, there is a fine line between hard work and obsessive work—the latter doesn’t usually help you get ahead. In fact, over-working could lead to careless mistakes, sloppy results, or just plain, old burnout.

But also keep in mind that, sometimes, being cut loose has nothing to do with what you were working on, how well you played with others, your comfort with current trends, or the quality of work you produced. It may be a simple matter of a company’s bottom line. It’s unfair and unfortunate, but it happens. If a company has decided that your role isn’t worth investing in, no amount of goal-exceeding is going to keep you on staff.

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Why Some Unemployment Is a Good Thing

Most people would argue that since cyclical unemployment is the by-product of a weak economy, it is necessarily a bad thing, though some have argued that recessions are good for the economy.

What about frictional unemployment? Let’s go back to our friend who quit his job as an economic research to pursue his dreams in the music industry. He quit a job he disliked to attempt a career at the music industry, even though it caused him to be unemployed for a short while. Or consider the case of a person who is tired of living in Flint and decides to make it big in Hollywood and who arrives in Tinseltown without a job.

A great deal of frictional unemployment comes from people following their hearts and their dreams. This is certainly a positive type of unemployment, though we would hope for these individuals’ sakes that they do not stay unemployed for too long.

Finally, structural unemployment. When the car became commonplace, it cost a lot of buggy manufacturers their jobs. At the same time, most would argue that the automobile, on net, was a positive development. The only we could ever eliminate all structural unemployment is by eliminating all technological advancement.

By breaking down the three types of unemployment into cyclical unemployment, frictional unemployment, and structural unemployment, we see that an unemployment rate of 0% is not a positive thing. A positive rate of unemployment is the price we pay for technological development and for people chasing their dreams.

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4 Secrets To Be Strategic About Your Job Search

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