Entry-level employees are becoming less proficient in the skills most needed to succeed in today’s workplace, according to a recent national survey of human resources (HR) managers responsible for hiring. The survey, sponsored by leading early education provider Primrose Schools®, revealed skills like adaptability, teamwork and problem solving are critical to workplace success. Yet, 70 percent of seasoned HR managers report that entry-level employees are rarely proficient in these skills.
According to the survey, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, self-control, adaptability and working memory – collectively referred to by educators as executive function skills – are more highly valued in entry-level candidates than technical abilities, academic background and other factors. And while respondents state that entry-level employees are rarely proficient in these skills, two-thirds say hiring entry-level employees with good executive function skills is a top priority for their company’s long-term success.
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When the designers for the Scion C-HR Concept began their research, they were told by young urban creative customers, “Polarizing is ok. Boring is not.” That sentiment was evident today as the Scion C-HR Concept had its World Debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
With an iconic design that also incorporates functionality and sporty performance, the Scion C-HR Concept is much like Scion’s customer in that it strives to stand out from the crowd.
“Scion is known for doing things differently, and maybe even being a little weird,” said Scion Vice President Andrew Gilleland. “This C-HR Concept embraces that idea and wears it like a badge of honor. We couldn’t be more excited to add the production version to our line-up.”
The C-HR Concept is named for its Compact size and High Ride height. With four doors and a hatch for supreme functionality, it’s the perfect vehicle for “yuccies,” the young urban creatives who inspired the design.
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Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE), today announced an evolution of its interactive solution that combines the collaborative capabilities of the enterprise social network with its new suite of purpose-built mobile apps. By fully integrating Jive-w mobile apps, including Jive Chime, Jive Daily and Jive Circle with the industry-leading Jive-n internal solution, Jive liberates employees to work wherever and however they want through the power of a truly mobile, interactive intranet. Additionally, the latest release of Jive-n accelerates time-to-deployment with out-of-the-box, best-practice templates for HR, sales and corporate communications functions that deliver immediate value for all lines of business.
“Jive is on a mission to help people work better together,” said Elisa Steele, chief executive officer at Jive Software. “To remain competitive, companies are looking for connected, modern digital solutions with everything needed to get their jobs done. This next-generation intranet solution is tailored, managed and expanded with little or no burden on IT, which delivers immediate business value and clear ROI. It's totally mobile, with smart, elegant apps that keep everyone connected to their company and colleagues.”
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The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV made its global premiere at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Reengineered and redesigned in America, the 2016 Honda Pilot delivers more family-friendly utility, more advanced technology and more premium attributes and amenities than ever before, boasting class-leading safety features, fuel efficiency and confident driving dynamics in a thoroughly modern, stylish and sophisticated new package.
The all-new 2016 Pilot, launching at Honda dealerships nationwide this summer, is the third generation of Honda’s three-row midsize SUV to be designed, developed and manufactured in America. Reinforcing 2015 as the “Year of Honda,” Pilot further strengthens Honda’s SUV/CUV triple threat by joining the exceptionally well received 2015 CR-V (2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year) and greatly anticipated new 2016 HR-V.
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Kelley Blue Book’s VP and Editorial Director, Jack Nerad introduces the Mercedes Maybach S-Class, Honda’s Newest Crossover the HR-V, Scion’s iM Concept, and Nissan’s "Self-Cleaning" electric Leaf.
2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600
With the world premiere in Guangzhou and the presentation in Los Angeles, the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class was unveiled almost simultaneously in its two key markets of China and the USA. The US will launch with the Mercedes- Maybach S600 in April 2015.
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New subcompact SUVs Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 top the list of vehicles debuting this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, says Edmunds.com, the premier destination for car shopping. The unveilings underscore the surge of interest that car shoppers have shown in compact and subcompact SUVs. Edmunds.com sales data shows that the segment has doubled in market share over the last decade.
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pictures in an entire new manner with the Sony DSC-Tx55 Polaroid.
Seeing vivid shades on the 3.3-inch OLED touch screen brings
photographs to life. With 3d still picture, astonishing Intelligent
Sweep Panorama HR mode, brilliant low light capacity and full HD
feature, seeing your portraits simply got a considerable measure
Ramco Systems, an enterprise software product company focused on delivering ERP, HCM and Aviation on Cloud, Tablets and Smart phones today announced that its comprehensive HR & Talent Management solution, Ramco HCM on Cloud (Human Capital Management) will now be available with GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC (Near Field Communication) Support. With this new feature, Ramco HCM will offer its customers the option to record NFC based time and attendance to authenticate, trace and interact with employees at various levels.
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Was auch immer der Bundesrat im November zur Winterreifen-Pflicht entscheiden wird, eines ist klar: Für verantwortungsbewusste Autofahrer gibt es gar keine zwei Meinungen. Winterreifen sind ein absolutes Muss! Von O bis O – von Oktober bis Ostern gehören die weicheren Winter-Pneus aufs Auto. Bei niedrigen Temperaturen ist die Winter-Gummimischung griffiger. Nicht nur im Schnee, sondern auch auf trockener oder nasser Straße. Und letztere gibt’s nicht nur in den Bergen, sondern auch im flachen Land – und in der Stadt. Gummimischung und Profil sorgen für mehr Grip und kürzeren Bremsweg. Natürlich kostet ein Satz Winterreifen Geld. Aber ein Unfall durch falsche Bereifung ist immer teurer und kostet Zeit und Nerven. Darum sollte nicht an am falschen Ende gespart werden: Billige Asien-Importe tragen zwar oft das Symbol der Schneeflocke oder nennen sich sogar M+S, aber in allen Reifen-Tests sind diese Reifen durchgefallen. Verkehrssicherheitsexperten raten daher, sich im Fachhandel beraten zu lassen und Informationen aus den Reifen-Tests der einschlägigen Motor-Zeitschriften zu ziehen. Und noch ein Tipp: Lassen Sie die Winterreifen gleich auf eigene Felgen ziehen. Dann geht das Umrüsten zu Ostern um so schneller. Für die Räder, die nicht im Einsatz sind, gibt es im Zubehörhandel spezielle Ständer oder Wandhaken. Den Gummi aber nicht mit nacktem Beton in Berührung kommen lassen. Chemische Reaktionen zersetzen den Gummi. Haben Sie keinen Platz für den zweiten Räder-Satz, dann bieten Werkstätten und Reifenhandel gegen geringe Gebühr fachmännische Einlagerungsmöglichkeiten.
ADP®, a leading provider of employee healthcare benefits administration services and human capital management (HCM) services, today announced the findings of an ADP Research InstituteSM study based on actual, real-world data for approximately one million employees and more than two million covered lives. The ADP 2012 Study of Large Employer Health Benefits found that part-time workers eligible for health care benefits at large companies in the United States elect coverage at a significantly lower rate than full-time employees.
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As part of Warrior Care Month, the Army unveiled the “Hire a Veteran” education campaign to reduce anxiety about hiring a Veteran. Research conducted by the Society of Human Resource Management reveals three key obstacles to veteran employment.
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ADP®, a leading provider of human capital management solutions, today unveiled its next-generation ADP Workforce Now® cloud-based platform for midsized organizations. The company showcased its new platform at the annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition in Chicago. This enhanced platform broadens ADP’s lineup of human capital management (HCM) services by providing midsized companies with access to more sophisticated tools to manage their workforce. As midsized companies struggle to compete in tough economic times, ADP Workforce Now enables businesses to be more strategic in how they manage their employees while reducing time spent on administrative tasks.
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