Workforce Development News – Aug. 25, 2014

By on August 25, 2014
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The 5 Behaviors That Define Highly Engaged Employees

“The most important factor that distinguishes them from their peers: They take responsibility for their engagement.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/48684.aspx

Why Good Employees Make Bad Decisions

“The people you work with and the culture you work around will affect your behavior, for better or worse. Here are five of the most common, most concerning reasons that good judgment among teams can falter.”
http://www.helpscout.net/blog/company-culture/

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

“After we prioritize, we act as though everything merits our time and attention, and we’ll get to the less-important items ‘later.’ But later never really arrives. The key is recognizing that prioritization is necessary but insufficient. The critical next step is triage.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/the-most-productive-people-know-who-to-ignore/

9 Habits of Remarkably Persuasive People

“You don’t have to be born with an incredible power of persuasion. Here’s how you can develop that vital skill.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/9-habits-of-remarkably-persuasive-people.html

Study Shows Gap in Specific STEM Skills

“Demand for workers with science, technology, engineering and math skills is uneven.”
http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/articles/2014/08/19/new-study-shows-gap-in-specific-stem-skills

The Factors That Restrict the Recruiting of STEM Women

“There are four categories of factors that contribute to the STEM women recruiting problem. They are 1) the weak supply; 2) the perceived barriers that restrict them from applying for jobs; 3) the negative male culture that frustrates and discourages women; and 4) the biases against women embedded in most corporate hiring and promotion processes.”
Part 1: http://www.ere.net/2014/08/11/revealing-the-factors-that-restrict-the-recruiting-of-stem-women-part-1-of-2/
Part 2: http://www.ere.net/2014/08/18/revealing-the-factors-that-restrict-the-recruiting-of-stem-women-part-2-of-2/

Why AI Could Destroy More Jobs Than It Creates, and How to Save Them

“Automation may be destroying jobs faster than it’s creating new ones, but are people already losing out to tech in the workplace?”
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/ai-is-destroying-more-jobs-than-it-creates-what-it-means-and-how-we-can-stop-it/

7 Ways to Be a Better Listener While Interviewing

“Stand out from other candidates by mastering active listening.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2014/08/19/7-ways-to-be-a-better-listener-while-interviewing

How to Present to a Small Audience

“It comes down to being thoughtful and strategic. When communicating from a seated position, success depends on your relationship with the audience and how well you can engage them. Shift your focus by asking yourself these five questions:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/how-to-present-to-a-small-audience/

12 Pieces of LinkedIn Advice You’ve (Likely) Never Heard

“Are you a lurker on LinkedIn? Eighty percent of us are. Read on for some cool LinkedIn hacks.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/48679.aspx

30+ Ultimate Headline Formulas for Tweets, Posts, Articles, and Emails

“The science and psychology of a must-click headline.”
https://blog.bufferapp.com/headline-formulas

21 Guidelines Every Social Media Policy Needs

“There aren’t many clear-cut laws about what employees can say online and how employers should react, but these guidelines can help keep both employees and executives happy.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/48683.aspx

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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