Workforce Development News – Nov. 3, 2014

By on November 3, 2014
Key to Change Is Middle Management

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The Key to Change Is Middle Management

“Change efforts often crumble into excruciatingly dull meetings and PowerPoint presentations. When mid-level managers align their personal goals and strengths with the organization’s goals, they become extraordinary leaders. Here are the four defining characteristics of change leaders.”

When The Shift Hits The Fan

“Your Industry Is Changing. Now What?”

10 Workplace Trends For 2015

“The highest level trends are the skills gap, workers dropping out of the corporate system, the use of automation and outsourcing and the pressure for companies to get more lean.”

5 Common Interviewer Objections and How to Deal with Them

“Over the course of an interview, the interviewer is building a mental map of you, composed of both your positive qualities and any doubts, concerns, or objections they may have about your application. The manner in which you deal with these objections can determine whether or not you progress to the next interview or land the job.”

Before You Send That Resume, Read This!

“Zombie resume language is the worst way to describe yourself. Take the time to figure out what they want to hear about, first.”

5 Questions References Should Be Prepared to Answer

“Be ready for the call. How to be an informed, quality job reference.”

Do You Have Hiring Duties but No Hiring Experience?

“Here are a few user-friendly recruiting tips for people with hiring duties, but with no formal training or experience.”
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Infographic: 10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes

“A blog can do a lot to help your organization, but only if it’s written and edited professionally and proficiently.”

Infographic: The Ideal Length of Online Content

“What’s the optimal length of a blog headline? How many characters do the most successful email subject lines have? This infographic has the answers, as well as the best lengths for other types of online content.”

Anatomy of a Perfect Facebook Post:
Exactly What to Post to Get Better Results

“How great would it be to know that the post you just published had the best chance of maximizing clicks, likes, and comments?”

Stormscapes 2 by Nicolaus Wegner

“High plains storms are some of the most beautiful and wild in the world. From rainbows to tornadoes, Nicolaus photographed all types of severe weather in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado.” (Vimeo, 7:00).

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. Mcintyre

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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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