Workforce Development News – Feb. 3, 2014

By on February 3, 2014
Only Interview Question That Matters

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The Only Interview Question That Matters

This single question provides the depth and breadth of insight needed to reach a fast, unanimous Hire/Don’t Hire decision.
http://www.inc.com/lou-adler/best-interview-question-ever.html

The Four Secrets to Employee Engagement

Most companies today spend tremendous amounts of time and effort measuring and addressing issues related to employee engagement. But the results are generally underwhelming. To get a higher return on these resources, it’s time for executives to turn their current approach upside down.
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/01/the-four-secrets-to-employee-engagement/

16 Ways to Lose the Respect of Your Employees

Once you’ve lost their respect, it’s very difficult to get it back-so steer clear of these careless behaviors.
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/16-ways-to-lose-respect.html

The Cure for the Common Corporate Wellness Program

No major and widely embraced employee productivity enhancement initiative has veered farther off course than wellness. Instead of supporting employees already undertaking their own self-improvement plans and encouraging others to start them, wellness has morphed in many directions that increasingly overlook or even conflict with that original goal.
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/01/the-cure-for-the-common-corporate-wellness-program/

7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

There are very few great managers. And even fewer great leaders. Making your team happy by displaying behaviors that are expected from you as a manager is hard. But it is even harder to inspire people to follow you.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ekaterinawalter/2014/01/28/7-unconventional-behaviors-of-inspiring-leaders/

3 Slam-Dunk Ways to Give Customers Exactly What They Want

Making customers happy doesn’t have to be terribly difficult. In fact, they usually want just one thing from you. Here are three ways to deliver it.
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/the-future-is-in-being-easy.html

Learning You Can Take to the Bank

Although learning is proven to contribute to business success, slashed budgets have put many organizations’ learning efforts on the chopping block, opening the door for blending learning.
http://clomedia.com/articles/view/learning-you-can-take-to-the-bank

5 Questions to Ask During Your Job Interview

Instead of letting the interviewer ask all the questions, you should find the appropriate time to ask more about the position, the company and the industry.
http://mashable.com/2014/01/28/job-interview-questions-to-ask/

5 Common Resume Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Resumes are strategic marketing communications that must be created thoughtfully and with oomph.
http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/5-common-resume-mistakes-fix/

10 Simple Ways To Improve Your Reputation

The people in your life who demonstrate most or all of these traits are probably the people you hold in the highest regard. Their reputations precede them (in a good way) and they don’t have to sell themselves or brag, because others are doing it for them.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/yec/2014/01/28/10-simple-ways-to-improve-your-reputation/

Every Leader’s Real Audience

Regardless of a leader’s level of influence or the scope of the communications forum, leaders must speak to the people who aren’t there in person but are hanging on every word. The best leaders convey four key messages with their public communications:
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/01/every-leaders-real-audience/

Want to Be Truly Productive? End Each Day Like This

How you end your day is just as important as how you begin it. Here are eight tips that will close your today right, leaving you well prepared for tomorrow.
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/want-to-be-truly-productive-end-each-day-like-this.html

The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” – Kakuzo Okakaura

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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