Workforce Development News – Nov. 17, 2014

By on November 17, 2014
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Hire Self-Motivated People — The Single Smartest Thing a Hiring Manager Can Do

“Dramatically reduce the number of hours spent motivating and watching employees.”
http://www.ere.net/2014/11/10/hire-self-motivated-people-the-single-smartest-thing-a-hiring-manager-can-do/

The “8 Great” Accountability Skills For Business Success

“When people feel like their voice is heard, their investment in their work increases far more than when they’re being told what to do and exactly how to do it.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joefolkman/2014/11/14/how-do-you-score-the-8-great-accountability-skills-for-business-success/

Should Managers Focus on Performance or Engagement?

“The answer isn’t as ‘either/or’ as many companies might think.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/174197/managers-focus-performance-engagement.aspx

To Motivate Employees, Help Them Do Their Jobs Better

“If leaders can help their employees and teams perform to the highest levels, and achieve even beyond their own expectations, engagement becomes a happy by-product of success.”
https://hbr.org/2014/11/to-motivate-employees-help-them-do-their-jobs-better

7 Things You (Probably) Don’t Realize About Your Millennial Employees

“This group, which will soon make up the majority of employees the world over, is inherently misunderstood by managers. In 10 years they will be 75% of the workforce, compared to only 25% today.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathryndill/2014/11/13/7-things-you-probably-dont-realize-about-your-millennial-employees/

5 Common Phrases That Create Failure

“Replace these common workplace expressions with more powerful alternatives.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/5-common-phrases-that-create-failure-and-what-to-say-instead.html

The 10 Skills Employers Most Want In 2015 Graduates

“Can you work well on a team, make decisions and solve problems? Those are the skills employers most want when they are deciding which new college graduates to hire.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2014/11/12/the-10-skills-employers-most-want-in-2015-graduates/

What It Takes to Run a Meeting That Doesn’t Waste Anyone’s Time

“Business meetings are often too long, too disorganized and too inefficient. These 10 strategies stop ineffective meetings before they start.”
https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/properly-run-meeting/

10 Ways to Make Your LinkedIn Profile The Best It Can Be

A “LinkedIn 101.”
http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/17618.aspx

10 Habits of Remarkably Polite People

“Go beyond good manners to make an incredible first, and lasting, impression.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-habits-of-remarkably-polite-people.html

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

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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