Butte/Anaconda Job Service Campaign Provides Employers with Breakthrough Management Book
Moving forward with a major informational campaign
about its groundbreaking services for employers, the Butte/Anaconda Job
Service Workforce Center is helping businesses to "First, Break All the
Rules." That’s the title of a book of revolutionary management ideas being
distributed to some 1,200 employers throughout the state as a part of the
"First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do
Differently," by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman, includes insights
gained from more than 80,000 managers in 400 companies – the largest study
of its kind ever undertaken. The authors focus on "four keys" to becoming
successful managers including focusing on employees’ strengths, finding the
right fit for employees, defining the right results and not just using
knowledge and skills to select staff, but talent as well.
"Our goal is to share some vital management information and to let employers
know that at the Butte/Anaconda Job Service Workforce Center, we are doing
things differently in our efforts to help employers hire employees, selected
from a broad pool of local applicants, quickly and cost-effectively," said
Brenda Hipp, manager of the Butte Job Service Workforce Center.
are using the ‘four keys’ outlined in the book to find the right employees
for our employers."
The theme of the informational campaign is "Super Heroes," referring to the
business representatives at the Butte/Anaconda Job Service Workforce Center
who provide personal assistance to employers through their specialized
knowledge of the local employment market. In addition to helping businesses
find and pre-screen job candidates, representatives assist them in
understanding regulations and how to take advantage of business tax credits.
As part of the statewide JobLINC workforce system, customers of the
Butte/Anaconda Job Service Workforce Center have access to the largest
on-line database of job seekers in the state, which can be accessed at
In addition to the database,
the website contains a wealth of local economic data, wage trends, and other
helpful business management information.
The authors of "First, Break All the Rules" are both affiliated with The
Gallup Organization, one of the most prominent research firms in the world
and the home of the famous Gallup Poll.
The Gallup Organization has studied
human nature and behavior for more than 70 years.
Buckingham is the Global Practice Leader for The Gallup Organization’s
Strengths Management practice. For the past 15 years, he has helped clients
find, focus and develop the most talented employees.
Coffman is Global Practice Leader for Q12 workplace consulting with The
Gallup Organization. Coffman consults on developing ways to measure and
manage workplace conditions and employee perceptions to further business
goals. His mission is to help clients understand the key characteristics of
a positive, productive, customer-oriented work environment.
Business leaders from across the world have praised "First, Break All the
Rules" calling the authors conclusions "revolutionary insights" based on
"powerful Gallup data."
In a key part of the state’s efforts to improve the economy, local Job
Service Workforce Centers now provide employers with free-of-charge
information and assistance in locating qualified job seekers without having
to tap a variety of sources. By contacting a Job Service Workforce Center
business representative or visiting their online database at
http://www.mtjoblinc.com , employers can select from a
broad pool of local applicants, quickly and cost-effectively.
Job Service Workforce Center business representatives provide personal
assistance to employers through their specialized knowledge of the local
employment market. In addition to helping businesses find and pre-screen job
candidates, representatives assist them in understanding regulations and how
to take advantage of business tax credits.
Job Service Workforce Centers are located in Billings, Hamilton, Butte,
Anaconda, Cut Bank, Shelby, Dillon, Kalispell, Polson, Glendive, Sidney,
Great Falls, Havre, Helena, Lewistown, Livingston, Libby, Thompson Falls,
Miles City, Missoula, Wolf Point, and Glasgow.
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