Workforce Development News – March 18, 2013

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8 Promises You Should Make Every Day

“Make a difference-at work, in your personal life, and in the lives of others. Say these vows to yourself daily-and then follow through.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/8-statements-that-transform-your-professional-and-personal-life.html

The Surprising Reasons Why America Lost Its Ability To Compete

“A new world is unfolding before our eyes, with new goals and new ways of managing. The only question is whether America’s business leaders are going to be part of it.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2013/03/10/the-surprising-reasons-why-america-lost-its-ability-to-compete/

The 10 Big Mistakes In Employee Reference Checking

“69% of employers said that they have changed their minds about a candidate after consulting a reference, 47% have a less positive view of the candidate and 23% had a more positive view of the candidate; with just 31% saying the references didn’t make any difference.”
http://www.recruiter.com/i/the-10-big-mistakes-in-employee-reference-checking/

3 Leadership Skills That Trump All Others

“Leadership doesn’t necessarily come from being the best at your trade. These three skills can make all the difference.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-gasca/3-leadership-skills-that-trump-all-others.html

The Magic Interview Question: Have You Failed in Your Career?

“Typical interview questions center on candidates’ successes. These questions may aim to flesh out a skillset, work ethic, or propensity for learning. But, in reality, asking one magic question can actually provide you with much more information than any run-of-the-mill interview question ever could. It not only gives you insight into a candidate’s work personality, but it also demonstrates her ability to keep your company relevant in the emerging information economy.”
http://www.ere.net/2013/03/14/the-magic-interview-question-have-you-failed-in-your-career/

How Grammar Influences Your Income

“Fewer grammar errors correlate with more promotions and achieving higher positions.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/cherylsnappconner/2013/03/11/report-how-grammar-influences-your-income/

8 Most Common Complaints About the Boss

“What are you doing that really drives your employees crazy? You might want to give this list a close read.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/8-most-common-complaints-employees-have-about-their-boss.html

The 6-P’s of Resume Writing

“How to construct a ‘Winning Resume’.”
http://careerrocketeer.com/2013/03/the-6-ps-of-resume-writing.html

7 Habits of Highly Successful Speakers

“You don’t have to be a naturally gifted public speaker to rock a presentation. Just adopt a few of these habits and watch your presentations shine.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/46362.aspx

Most Contentious 4-Letter Words in the Office?

“Try bringing up these two words at your next meeting: One of the most surprising-and polarizing-debates may ensue.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/the-four-letter-words-of-the-office.html

Want Productive Employees? Treat Them Like Adults

“What fuels the most sustainably productive work environment?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/schwartz/2013/03/treat-employees-with-trust.html

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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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