We Know Next Weekly Recap: September 3-7th

News Updates

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

A recent study finds a slight increase in the demand for leaders with skills in multiple languages, combined with a spike in employers providing language training. Yet experts say that language skills alone are not enough to ensure global business success.

Whether to tell high-potential candidates they’re on the fast track can be a tough decision. Some organizations skirt the issue for fear that egos will erupt or that the motivation of those not selected for leadership development will wane. Others argue that having a defined protocol for communication and transparency when it comes to high-potentials is key to organizational success.

Social media can be a valuable tool for organizations looking to recruit military veterans who are transitioning to the civilian world, according to Lisa Rosser, a military recruiting expert.

When asked to rate their manager on a list of specific behaviors, most employees agreed their boss is open to suggestions, acts in an ethical manner and listens to employees’ concerns. However, 41 percent disagreed when asked if their boss handles workplace conflict effectively.

Experts say leaders need to step up their communication efforts to fill information gaps that exist in some workplaces. Reframing the importance of communication can help.

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