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Professional Resources

Why is training important?

  • Disengaged employees can cost companies up to $550 billion annually.
  • 83% of employees with opportunities to take on new challenges say they’re more likely to stay with the organization.
  • In 2016 68% of workers say training and development is the most important workplace policy.
  • 76% of millennials think professional development opportunities are one of the most important elements of company culture.
  • 90% of executives said keeping new hires is an issue in their organizations.
  • 78% of HR leaders are more concerned about the talent shortage today than they were a year ago.

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Seven Signs You Are a Confident Leader

We all know people who we'd describe as Confident Leaders. They are highly regarded members of the team who are effective communicators, motivators and typically possess the following seven characteristics:

  1. Preparedness
  2. Effective use of language
  3. Brevity
  4. Sense of Humor
  5. Generosity
  6. Sense of Proportion
  7. Confidence

Take the self-test below to see where your strengths and opportunities for improvement are. Rate yourself from 1 to 5 on each attribute (5 being the highest, 1 being the lowest). This should provide you with great insight as you move forward as a professional.

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Your Classroom on Wheels

The Harper College Mobile Unit is a state-of-the-art computer classroom on wheels, ready to travel to your location and provide online testing, workforce development or community outreach services to your company or organization.

View the Mobile Unit in action

Last Updated: 12/14/23