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  • Creating a Better Work World Problem: Too many workers and employers are not living up to their full potential.
  • Creating a Better Work World Solution: A Better Job Market that incorporates Better Job Coaching and Better Job Placement.
  • Bad Job Market Problem: The Job Market is broken because it rewards people for being good at getting a job, and not for being good at doing the job. Paradox: The last thing an employer needs is for employees to be good at getting a job, and yet that is the first thing most employers and recruiters require of candidates.
  • Better Job Market Definition: A better job market brings better employees and employers together based on ability, need, and character rather than persuasion.
  • Bad Job Coaching Problem: Most Job Coaches concentrate on helping people win at a terrible game and ignore character development. Paradox: Most candidates think that to get a job they must be someone they are not. But who do they plan on being after they land a job?
  • Better Job Coaching Solution: Teach authenticity, accountability, growth, and integrity. Concentrate on character development rather than job hunting skills.
  • Bad Job Placement Problem: Recruiters work solely for the benefit of employers and concentrate on placing candidates who are best at finding a job and are already employed. They ignore the rest. Paradox: By ignoring all but the most desirable candidates, recruiters and employers miss an opportunity to build community and a better labor pool. A shortsighted approach hurts society.
  • Better Job Placement Solution: Identify candidates with good attitude, aptitude, and character. Place them with good employers who value these things.
  • Good at Doing Bad at Getting Bad at Doing Bad at Getting Good at Doing Good at Getting Low Ability to GET a Job High LoAbilitytoDOaJobHigh Anatomy of the Job Market Consider the market in terms of two dimensions. Horizontal dimension: Ability to GET a job. Vertical dimension: Ability to DO a job. Bad at Doing Good at Getting
  • Unengaged In wrong job for person or unemployed. Unneeded Lacks ability to get a job or do it. In Demand Right person for the job. Bad Hires Wrong person for the job. Low Ability to GET a Job High LoAbilitytoDOaJobHigh People who are good at getting a job and good at doing a job are In Demand. These people are well served by the existing job market. However, they seldom represent excellent value for money because the employer is paying a premium for the employees skill at selling themselves.
  • Unengaged In wrong job for person or unemployed. Unneeded Lacks ability to get a job or do it. Good Hires Right person for the job. Bad Hires Wrong person for the job. Low Ability to GET a Job High LoAbilitytoDOaJobHigh People who are good at getting a job but bad at doing the job are Bad Hires. These people can not only be a drain on resources, they can demoralize other workers, and be difficult to get rid of. These people are bad value for money no matter how little they are paid.
  • Unengaged Wrong work or No work Unneeded Lacks ability to get a job or do it. Good Hires Right person for the job. Bad Hires Wrong person for the job. Low Ability to GET a Job High LoAbilitytoDOaJobHigh People who are good at doing a job but not good at getting one are often unemployed or doing a job that is wrong for them. We call them Unengaged. These people are poorly served by the job market and yet it is from this pool that employers will find hidden talent and the best value for money.
  • Unengaged In wrong job for person or unemployed. Unneeded Lacks ability to get a job or to do it. Good Hires Right person for the job. Bad Hires Wrong person for the job. Low Ability to GET a Job High LoAbilitytoDOaJobHigh Some people are not good at getting a job and would not be good at doing it if they did. We refer to them as Unneeded. They may be good people. The problem is the market doesnt need them. Question: What do we owe the people we do not hire? Answer: An explanation of what is needed and what they are doing wrong.
  • Unengaged Wrong work or no work Unneeded Lacks ability to get a job or do it In Demand Right job for the right person Bad Hire Wrong person for the job Low Ability to GET a Job High LoAbilitytoDOaJobHigh Bad Placement Concentrates on moving people from one job to another. Bad recruiters ignore character and place people who already have a job because they dont have a way of judging aptitude for something a person isnt already doing. Shuffling Poaching Harm Occasionally bad hires are recruited into jobs that are better for them, but it often works the other way around. Ignored
  • Unengaged Wrong work or no work. Unneeded Lacks ability to get a job or do it In Demand Right job for the right person Bad Hire Wrong person for the job Low Ability to GET a Job High LoAbilitytoDOaJobHigh Bad Coaching Teaches better job hunting skills to the Unengaged and Unneeded. But why should someone good at doing a job have to learn an irrelevant job-hunting skill they will use only occasionally? Worse yet, teaching someone who cannot do a job to get one just creates a Bad Hire.. Harm
  • Good at Doing Bad at Getting Bad Character UNHAPPINESS Bad at Doing Bad at Getting Bad Character DESPAIR Good at Doing Good at Getting Bad Character EVIL Low Ability to GET a Job High LoAbilitytoDOaJobHigh Effects of Bad Character What do you get when a person of bad character inhabits these four quadrants? Nothing good comes from a person of bad character. Bad at Doing Good at Getting Bad Character FRAUD
  • Good at Doing Bad at Getting Good Character HOPE Bad at Doing Bad at Getting Good Character STRENGTH Good at Doing Good at Getting Good Character FLOURISHING Low Ability to GET a Job High LoAbilitytoDOaJobHigh Effects of Good Character What do you get when a person of good character inhabits these four quadrants? Nothing is bad for a person of good character. Bad at Doing Good at Getting Good Character REFLECTION
  • Bad at Doing Bad at Getting Good Character STRENGTH Effects of Better Coaching What happens when bad character becomes good? For the Unneeded (no skills or job hunting ability) Good Character converts Despair into Strength. Bad at Doing Bad at Getting Bad Character DESPAIR Good character is insufficient to be of value in the market. However, with the strength that comes with good character you can find the energy to get the skills that are needed by the marketplace.
  • Effects of Better Coaching What happens when bad character becomes good? For the Unengaged (no job or wrong job) Good Character converts Unhappiness into Hope. If you do work that isnt right for you, or you have no work at all, then a person of bad character will be unhappy. But with strength of character that same person can find hope and opportunity. Good at Doing Bad at Getting Bad Character UNHAPPINESS Good at Doing Bad at Getting Good Character HOPE
  • Effects of Better Coaching What happens when bad character becomes good? For the Bad Hire (has a job but cannot do it) Good Character converts Fraud into Reflection. If you are good at getting a job but bad at doing it then you are bad value for money and can be toxic to an organization. Developing good character will give you the strength to identify areas that need improvement, and if that isnt possible, the strength to realize you are unneeded and that you must pursue a different path. Bad at Doing Good at Getting Bad Character FRAUD Bad at Doing Good at Getting Good Character REFLECTION
  • Effects of Better Coaching What happens when bad character becomes good? For the In Demand (can easily get a job and do it) Good Character converts Evil into Flourishing. If you are good at finding work and doing it, but what you do is bad, then you can become evil. It takes strength of character to do the right thing. Good at Doing Good at Getting Bad Character EVIL Good at Doing Good at Getting Good Character FLOURISHING
  • Effects of Good Character Ability to find and do work only represents potential. Circumstances do not determine your future; character does. Circumstances are the playing field and character determines how you play the game. Good character cannot be forged without hardship, and good people will find themselves in all four quadrants at different points in their lives. Bad Character leads to Bad Outcomes Good Character leads to Good Outcomes Character is Destiny
  • Unengaged Wrong job for the person or no job Unneeded Lacks ability to get a job or do it In Demand Right job