Workforce Development News – Dec. 1, 2014

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Multiply the Trust Factor Inside Your Organization

“Many employers recognize trust is an essential ingredient for business success. Here are 10 ways to improve trust inside a company when managing employees.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/239832

Businesses, Universities Court Community College Grads

“Graduates of community college programs are hard-working and driven, recruiters say.”
http://www.usnews.com/education/community-colleges/articles/2014/11/28/businesses-universities-court-community-college-grads

The Rise of Invisible Unemployment

“Three theories about today’s biggest economic mystery: If unemployment is shrinking, why aren’t wages growing?”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/11/no-wage-growthbut-why/382519/

6 Networking Icebreakers That Aren’t ‘What Do You Do?’

“Ask a thoughtful question, and you get your new contact to think. And there’s no need to seem interested, because the conversation will become interesting.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2014/11/26/6-networking-icebreakers-that-arent-what-do-you-do

6 Career Insights for 2015

“How to leverage hiring trends to boost your job search.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/11/25/6-career-insights-for-2015

Why Silver-Platter Customer Service is Worth the Cost

“Don’t fight feedback – embrace it and turn pain into profit.”
http://www.inc.com/carey-smith/why-silver-platter-customer-service-is-worth-the-cost.html

5 Tips to Hold Better Meetings

“Here’s a five-step plan to ensure everyone leaves your meetings saying, ‘Wow, that was a great meeting!’ (No, it’s not impossible.)”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49023.aspx

11 Ways to Beat Bad Email Habits

“Many people don’t even realize they are handling email in an offensive manner. Follow these tips to keep people happy on the other end.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/11-ways-to-stop-offending-with-bad-email-habits.html

You’ll Never Hear Successful People Say These 15 Phrases

“Sometimes to get to where you want to be, the best and easiest thing to do is to simply follow the examples that others set for you.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238537

The 8 Most Inspiring Things Human Beings Do Every Day

“Make the world a better, happier and more peaceful place.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2014/11/26/the-8-most-inspiring-things-human-beings-do-every-day/

The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” – Charles Schwab

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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