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A company referral can give you an edge in competition, but it's only beneficial if the referrer is ready for some good press.


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I know that at many companies you can get a bonus for refering an applicant that is then hired, what I don't know is if having a referal makes you a better candidate because you have some degree of social proof? Having an internal referral is virtually always an advantage. How much of an advantage it provides depends on who the referrer is, how well they ...


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If, and only if, the intern agrees: Involve them in activities where speaking is part of the professional activities (and largely NOT involving their private thoughts) - standup meetings, other audio conferences, customer visits and bridgelines. Make and keep it VERY clear this is because you are NOT disqualifying them from the activity, NOT to set them up ...


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You say that the intern is already receiving help from a qualified professional. So I won't go into that side too much (aside from saying that perhaps she may benefit from more professional help than she is currently receiving, e.g. if she is currently receiving therapy, but has not explored medication, or vice versa). With that in mind, what you have is a ...


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I would assume that there's some sort of evaluation that happens. This is something that should be brought up at that time. You could do interim evaluations if you think that's necessary, but I think it's important to let her know that this is an issue and what impacts you see from it. For a real work situation, this would impact end of year performance and ...


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The level of anxiety you have expressed could be explained if she was autistic. Autistic girls tend to be harder to identify than boys and have different symptoms. I'm not sure what support your organization has or if she is a student at a college that would be better placed to evaluate her. You might be able to discreetly find options for her. It would be ...


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While mxyzplk and Revenant_Evil have a point that helping someone deal with anxiety is the job description of a therapist rather than a manager, the fact of the matter is that one can't get over anxiety just through therapy sessions any more than one can become a tennis player just by watching instructional videos. She is in a Catch-22 where she's not going ...


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The best thing you can do for her is refer her to a professional. Severe anxiety disorder is a disability, and though she shows promise, she needs professional help and possibly medication. This is way above your pay grade. Begin in a positive way, and tell her all the progress she has made, tell her that you are concerned that she needs more than you can ...


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I'll say that this used to be me. I was never confident enough to speak up and really talk to my coworkers for while and when I did my heart would race and I would stutter. It turned out that I was having problems outside of work that was causing me to be really anxious in all aspects of life, especially work. The issue didn't get better until I fixed those ...


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Basically, the intern needs a mental health professional, not your advice. This goes way beyond job training and unless you are a licensed therapist you are in no way qualified to help her enough. If someone's a little shy or a little rough you can help them develop communication skills but in severe cases like this you need to understand where on-the-job ...


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