Workforce Development News – March 31, 2014

By on March 31, 2014
Reasons Employees Really Care About Their Jobs

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10 Reasons Employees Really Care About Their Jobs

“Want your employees to really care? First you have to really care about them.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-reasons-employees-really-care-about-their-jobs.html

17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day

“Want to achieve extraordinary goals? Take these easy, proven steps every day.”
http://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/17-things-extraordinary-people-do-every-day.html

Is Our Love of Passive Candidates Perpetuating the Skills Gap?

“Employers are increasingly demanding that employees arrive as fully-formed experts in their fields, rather than giving them the chance to grow and learn on the job. This automatically disqualifies a significant portion of the unemployed: they may have the potential to perform a job perfectly, but employers don’t want to wait and see. They want to know right away. 60 percent of managers are sitting back and hoping that the skills gap remedies itself.”
http://www.recruiter.com/i/is-our-love-of-passive-candidates-perpetuating-the-skills-gap/

8 Easy Ways to Embrace Change

“Mediocre companies struggle with change. Great ones evolve to meet new challenges. Here’s how they do it.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/8-easy-ways-to-embrace-change.html

College Diplomas Are The New Normal

“The educational requirements for employment are rising for several reasons, perhaps none as important as the fact that employers see positive results from hiring college graduates.”
http://www.theworkbuzz.com/discovery/news/college-diplomas-are-the-new-normal/

7 Habits of Remarkably Likeable Bosses

“If they like you, really like you, you will actually be a better boss. Here’s how to make that happen.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/7-habits-of-remarkably-likeable-bosses.html

Infographic: 5 Employee Engagement Myths — Busted

“Managers know how to engage their staff, recognition programs don’t improve the bottom line, and other myths that, if you believe them, can harm your organization.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/48085.aspx

Ten Job Search Rules To Break

“Job-seekers are often surprised that more honesty doesn’t hurt them on a job search. If the people they’re interviewing with have any self-esteem and confidence at all, your human honesty helps you. And if managers are so fearful that they can’t handle a dose of honesty, do you really want to work for them?”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2014/03/26/ten-job-search-rules-to-break/

These Strategic Goals Can Help to Focus Your Recruiting Function

More than twenty-five possible recruiting function strategic goals on quality and volume-of-hire, maximizing your business impact, providing a competitive advantage, effective strategic recruiting process, and qualified and satisfied applicants.
http://www.ere.net/2014/03/24/these-strategic-goals-can-help-to-focus-your-recruiting-function-2/

The Fastest-Growing Temp Jobs

“Temporary employment has long been viewed as an interim measure for employees who find themselves looking to rejoin the workforce after a lay-off or other departure. But as the economy continues a slow march towards recovery, temp roles are becoming increasingly attractive opportunities for workers to regain permanent staff positions in their industry, or explore a career in an area where they may not yet have professional experience.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathryndill/2014/03/27/the-fastest-growing-temp-jobs/

7 Tips to Help You Remember Names

“Whether you’re trying to impress a prospective client, networking to find a job, or meeting new co-workers, you don’t want to be caught forgetting someone’s name.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/48097.aspx

5 Things Super Lucky People Do

“Do you feel lucky? Here’s a clear-cut approach for improving your luck today.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/5-things-super-lucky-people-do.html

Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.” – Zig Ziglar

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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