Workforce Development News – April 9, 2012

By on April 9, 2012
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10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

“It is simply impossible to become a great leader without being a great communicator. You’ve become an excellent communicator when you have reached the point where your interactions with others consistently use the following ten principles:”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/04/04/10-communication-secrets-of-great-leaders/

Your Future Employer Is Watching You Online. You Should Be, Too.

“From now on, all of us will be ‘looking’ for a job even when we’re not actually looking for a job. Employers are researching each of us digitally 24/7/365. Our resumes are perpetually available online in various forms, some of which we control and some of which we don’t. Those of us who exert the necessary effort to maximize our digital reputations will be rewarded: opportunities will find us. Those of us who don’t will miss out.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/04/your_future_employer_is_watchi.html

6 Ways Successful People Stand Out

“Substance trumps style in the long run. Here’s how to make the kind of impression that lasts.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/6-ways-successful-people-stand-out.html

5 Ways the New War For Talent Will Change the Workplace Forever

“There’s a new war for talent. Even while some victims of the recession are still out of a job, workers with in-demand skills can work wherever they want. As the gap between the skills companies need and the skills most people have continues to grow, this war for talent will only intensify.”
http://www.tlnt.com/2012/04/03/5-ways-the-new-war-for-talent-will-change-the-workplace-forever/

The New Rules of Customer Engagement

“Goodbye, customer touch-points. Hello, ongoing, meaningful contact that actually drives revenue. Here’s what you need to know to be more engaging right now.”
http://www.inc.com/wendy-lea/new-rules-of-customer-engagement.html

What Employers Want from the Long-Term Unemployed

“Hiring managers and human resource managers are more understanding of employment gaps now than they were pre-recession. While that’s refreshing news, it comes with an important caveat: This group still needs to go another step to draw attention to their resumes.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/04/what_employers_want_from_the_l.html

Resume ‘Black Holes’ Could Be Costly

“Many employers fail to adequately follow up with job applicants, leaving them frustrated and angry. This lack of communication hurts the candidate experience — and potentially the bottom line.”
http://talentmgt.com/articles/view/resume-black-holes-could-be-costly/

InfoGraphic: Understanding Millennials and the Needs of the Future Workforce

“Who are the students? Where do they find employment? And how to retain and inspire them.”
http://blog.achievers.com/hr-tips/understanding-millennials-and-needs-future-workforce

The Rise of E-Reading

“21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.”
http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2012/04/04/the-rise-of-e-reading/

InfoGraphics: How We Spend, And what that tells us about the economy

“Even Americans who think they know where their money goes probably have no idea how their spending compares with that of their parents or grandparents. But such figures yield a surprising picture of how our economy works—and how it’s changing.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/04/how-we-spend/8906/

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

“I like getting more done, faster, as much as the next guy does. But I also recognize how costly it can be. Speed is the enemy of depth, nuance, subtlety, attention to detail, reflection, learning, and rich relationships — the enemy of much, in short, that makes life worth living.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/schwartz/2012/04/slow-down-you-move-too-fast.html

Communication is the real work of leadership.” – Nitin Nohria

About Richard Schumacher

Richard is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He has over 25 years experience in technology, instructional design, eLearning, training, web content, IT consulting, and business performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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