Workforce Development News – May 5, 2014

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Workforce Development News – May 5, 2014

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Why a Quarter of Americans Don’t Trust Their Employers

Discussion and charts on employee-employer trust, how companies should tackle the issue of stress at an organizational level, and why we might be all wrong in the way we think about worker engagement.
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/04/why-a-quarter-of-americans-dont-trust-their-employers/

5 Ways to Reward Great Employees Besides Money

“Great employees need motivation but money isn’t always the answer.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/five-ways-to-reward-great-employees-besides-money.html

10 Job-Search Skills Today’s College Students Need To Master

“Be fully prepared to open doors, ace the interview and get the offer.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/williamarruda/2014/04/29/10-job-search-skills-todays-college-students-need-to-master/

Don’t Make These 9 Deadly Leadership Mistakes

“You want to do the right things, but a big part of your success also hinges on avoiding the wrong things.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/dont-make-these-9-deadly-leadership-mistakes.html

Steps for Increasing Your Speed of Hire in Order to Improve Your Quality of Hire

“Hiring speed is one of the top five most important recruiting problem areas. Discover cost the of slow hiring and some advanced steps on how to improve the speed of the overall hiring process.”
Part 1
http://www.ere.net/2014/04/28/steps-for-increasing-your-speed-of-hire-in-order-to-improve-your-quality-of-hire-part-1-of-2/
Part
2
http://www.ere.net/2014/05/05/steps-for-increasing-your-speed-of-hire-in-order-to-improve-your-quality-of-hire-part-2-of-2/

5 Dirty Secrets About the U.S. Economy

“So here’s my challenge to you. You know all the dirty secrets now. Live like they weren’t.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/05/5-dirty-secrets-about-the-u-s-economy/

5 Things Really Successful Learners Do

“Most everyone can learn, but some people just absorb and grow at remarkable rates. Here are some of their tricks.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/5-things-really-successful-learners-do.html

It’s Expensive to Be Poor

“Why America’s essentials are getting more expensive while its toys are getting cheap.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/05/its-expensive-to-be-poor/361533/

Job Seekers, Recruiters Want 4 Things From You

“…in the end, the truth comes out, so it is better to just be up front and honest about it.”
http://www.recruiter.com/i/job-seekers-recruiters-want-4-things-from-you/

The Perfect Resume Starts With Avoiding These 7 Tired Cliches

“If you’re using the same tired phrases as everyone else, you’re not as exciting — or as hireable — as you thought you were.”
http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2014/05/01/perfect-resume-starts-avoiding-7-tired-cliches/

The Only Way To Build A Career That Generates Both Financial And Emotional Reward

“Change is good, flexibility is critical, self-trust is essential. Don’t resist it.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2014/05/03/the-only-way-to-build-a-career-that-generates-both-financial-and-emotional-reward/

13 Social Media Rules to Live By

“These rules are loosely adapted from IBM’s social networking policy – with an extra dollop of common sense.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/13-social-media-rules-to-live-by.html

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

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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