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Can Low-Potential Workers Become High-Potentials?

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advance-performanceMost talent management initiatives focus on so-called high potentials — employees than an organization believes are capable of advancing at least two levels beyond their current position. If you consider the traditional bell curve, high potentials may represent up to 15 percent of your organization. At the bottom of the curve, poor performers represent 15 percent — leaving at least 70 percent of your people in the middle. Conventional wisdom is that organizations invest most of their training and development budget on high-potential programs, since the return on investment generally is greater. But your inquiry alludes to a bigger question: What happens with the remaining 70 percent of employees?

Do you think Chinese is VERY DIFFICULT? Try it AGAIN with CHINEASY!

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cince-cok-zormu-demistinizBy Ela Erozan Gursel

Chineasy. The winner of the prestigious Wallpaper design award. Short listed nominee for Design Museum’s Design Awards 2014. Chineasy is a social project that aims to spread the Chinese language as an easy and fun language all over the globe. Regardless of your interest to learn Chinese, you would be impressed to see how creativity can surpass obstacles – even the Great Wall of China, and even the most boring and complicated subjects can turn into something fun and interesting with the right approach.

Access Denied: The Trouble With Coordinating Interviews

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access-deniedCalendar management could be one of the most challenging tasks for HR Managers. You could be the best in your field but you cannot deliver outstanding results and earn clients’ respect without impeccable scheduling assistance. Blogger of Fistful of Talent, Laurie Ruettimann, tells us the story of a great HR Manager and her struggles in managing interview schedules.

Years ago, I worked with a kick-ass HR manager named Megan. She was passionate about her job and held an MBA from an esteemed university. Meg loved everything about the world of human resources. If she could dream it, she could do it.

Flexible working becomes more popular among Turkish people

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Flexible working becomes more popular among Turkish peopleSome 74 percent of Turks believe a flexible working arrangement encourages a greater sense of responsibility and time management, shows a study.

A majority of Turkish people believe flexible working is a critical measure to achieving higher productivity, finds the latest Regus survey.

“This result confirms that in any economic climate, but particularly in times of high market volatility, businesses continue to review their strategies in order to achieve greater efficiency and productivity,” Regus said by a written statement.

Human Resources and Payroll Training

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Human Resources and Payroll TrainingIn collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, Datassist will conduct a training programme in human resources and payroll at santralİstanbul on February 5-26th. The programme will last 34 hours with half and full day lectures. Please contact us for further information.

The 26th Human Resources and Payroll Training programme of Datassist will be conducted in February 5-26 in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University. The duration of the training is 34 hours.

The programme is suitable for professionals who currently work in human resources and payroll as well as professionals and students who are willing to work in the field.

Six college courses that help grads land jobs

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six-college-courses-thatThe question "What's your major?" has gone from being a cheesy pickup line to something much more imperative these days as employers require broader skills from college graduates.

Whether you major in anthropology or chemical engineering, companies are looking for a skill set that may go beyond your school's core curriculum. The ability to speak in public, to write a succinct, grammatical business email, to do certain math operations beyond addition and subtraction could mean the difference between being one of the growing number of unemployed grads or one setting off on a long and fulfilling career.

48 million people out of work in OECD nations

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unemploymentThe latest report from the OECD is optimistic that unemployment across the world’s developed economies may fall slightly next year despite further rises in a number of European countries.

The OECD says young people continue to face record unemployment levels, with rates exceeding 60 percent in Greece and around 40 percent in Italy.

Unemployment in OECD countries will remain high through 2014, with young people and the low-skilled hit hardest, and the jobless rate will hit record 12.3% in Eurozone in 2014, according to a new OECD report.

The OECD Employment Outlook 2013 says that jobless rates will fall only slightly over the next 18 months, from 8.0 percent in May 2013 to 7.8 percent at the end of 2014, leaving around 48 million people out of work in the 34 OECD countries.

Turkey's employment ranks at the bottom employment

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Turkey's employment ranks at the bottom employmentThe worst employment numbers are in Turkey among all OECD countries, according to a new survey of the organization.

Employment levels are lowest in Turkey (48 percent), Greece (56 percent) and Hungary (56 percent) while are highest in Iceland (79 percent), Switzerland (79 percent) and Norway (75 percent). Nearly 66 percent of the working-age population aged 15 to 64 has a paid job across the OECD.

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