Workforce Development News – Dec. 10, 2012

By on December 10, 2012
Phrases That Build Bridges Between People

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15 Phrases That Build Bridges Between People

“Over time, your character, competence, and caring may be revealed by your actions. It is the right words used at the right moments that spark conversations and build bridges between people.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffschmitt/2012/12/03/15-phrases-that-build-bridges-between-people/

6 Simple Ways to Be a Better Boss

“Here are six changes to your management style that will make your employees happier.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/6-simple-ways-to-be-a-better-boss.html

The Best Gift An Employee Can Get: 8 Steps to Being a Better Boss in 2013

“Discover the eight behaviors influencing the way subordinates perceive their boss.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jackzenger/2012/12/04/the-best-gift-an-employee-can-get-a-better-boss-in-2013/

4 Powerful Words Employees Need to Hear

“There are lots of ways to make a positive impact on your staff. But the best involves four simple words.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/4-powerful-words-employees-need-to-hear.html

The Top Jobs for 2013

“Technology and engineering roles make up the majority of the top ten positions, indicative of the continued and heightened investments companies are making in these areas.”
http://www.economicmodeling.com/2012/12/06/careerbuilder-and-emsi-release-top-jobs-for-2013/

The Upside of Downtime

“Drawing brighter lines between work and time off — family, friends, outside activities, and old-fashioned daydreaming — has clear benefits for productivity, creativity, and wellness.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/12/the_upside_of_downtime.html

The End of Middle Class Growth: What It Means for the Future of Work, Family, and the Economy

“There is no modern precedent for America’s stalled middle class. Both men and women have suffered from the disappearance of well-paying mid-skilled jobs in factories and offices. But they have responded very differently.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/12/the-end-of-middle-class-growth-what-it-means-for-the-future-of-work-family-and-the-economy/265966/

How Companies Must Adapt for an Aging Workforce

“Business has been slow to plan for population aging, but delay won’t be an option for much longer.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/12/how_companies_must_adapt_for_a.html

Everything You Need To Know About LinkedIn Endorsements

“A lot of people lately who say they are mystified and somewhat annoyed by a new feature on LinkedIn: the endorsement.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2012/12/04/everything-you-need-to-know-about-linkedin-endorsements/

How to Engage Hiring Managers Using Social Media

“Social media connections are not a quick fix, but neither are job boards. And social media enables you to develop a stronger network that can help you with your career as well as your next job search.”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2012/12/how-to-engage-hiring-managers-using-social-media.html

10 Holiday Gifts That Don’t Cost A Thing

“With budgets pinched this holiday season, many people are thinking of cutting back on business gifts–to partners, co-workers, clients, or customers. If you’re one of them, consider making a gift that doesn’t set you back a dime, but could advance your working relationships—either near-term or over time.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahljacobs/2012/12/05/10-holiday-gifts-that-dont-cost-a-thing/

If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart.” – Arab Proverb

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and 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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