Workforce Development News – Nov. 24, 2014

By on November 24, 2014
Hiring and Recruiting

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How to Get Job Training — And A Decent Job — Cheaply

“St. Louis Community College offers a range of inexpensive programs to gain in-demand skills.”
http://www.stltoday.com/business/columns/jim-gallagher/how-to-get-job-training-and-a-decent-job-cheaply/article_2ecc9a9d-74ab-5538-86d4-5282441ceb2c.html

13 Attitudes of Great Employees

“These attitudes and characteristics help you create a positive and vibrant corporate culture.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/chipotle-13-attitudes-of-great-employees.html

Half of Employees Don’t Feel Respected by Their Bosses

“No other leader behavior had a bigger effect on employees. Unfortunately, over half of employees claimed that they don’t regularly get respect from their leaders.”
https://hbr.org/2014/11/half-of-employees-dont-feel-respected-by-their-bosses

How to Motivate Yourself When Your Boss Doesn’t

“Changing your mindset and habits can drive a more fulfilling, more motivated approach to work no matter who your manager is.”
https://hbr.org/2014/11/how-to-motivate-yourself-when-your-boss-doesnt

Top 10 Hiring and Recruiting Blunders by Employers

“From the annoyance of individual discrimination charges to bet-the-company class actions, employers’ recruiting and hiring processes are fraught with legal risk.”
http://www.ere.net/2014/11/19/top-10-hiring-and-recruiting-blunders-by-employers/

Keeping Background Checks in Check

“Criminal background checks are essential, but talent managers should be wary of the legal challenges they can bring.”
http://www.talentmgt.com/articles/6938-keeping-background-checks-in-check

Been Arrested? How to Survive Background Checks and Land a Job

“You’re an upstanding citizen now, but you haven’t always been. Any infraction, even one that’s not a felony, can count against you in your job search. The key is being aware of what records are involved in a background check and what your records show.”
http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2014/11/18/arrested-survive-background-checks-land-job/

Top 8 HR Trends and Action Points For 2015

“In this modern, complex, volatile, and rapidly changing business environment, HR practitioners can no longer afford to sit in their bunkers, buried in day-to-day HR problems.”
Part 1: https://www.recruiter.com/i/top-8-hr-trends-and-action-points-for-2015-part-1/
Part 2: https://www.recruiter.com/i/top-8-hr-trends-and-action-points-for-2015-part-2/

Infographic: 10 Ways to Improve Internal Communication

“What mistake do managers in organizations make most?”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49008.aspx

7 Ways to Ruin a Job Interview

“Regardless of how much you prepare for a job interview, there are a number of mistakes that will risk your chances of landing the job.”
http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/7-ways-ruin-job-interview/

10 Top Things to Do to Make You Successful

“Success is something all of us aspire to. It does not come easy, unfortunately, and it will not just occur overnight. It’ll take hard work, perseverance, and time. To become successful, one has to mirror the typical practices of individuals who already are successful and follow their footsteps.”
http://www.inc.com/murray-newlands/10-top-things-to-do-to-make-you-successful.html

The 19 Best Drone Photos of 2014

“The sky is the limit when it comes to creative uses of drones for photography.”
http://mashable.com/2014/11/18/best-drone-photos-2014/

Understanding your employee’s perspective can go a long way towards increasing productivity and happiness.” – Kathryn Minshew

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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