Workforce Development News – April 13, 2015

By on April 13, 2015
Employees Want a Lot More From Their Managers

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What Everyone Needs to Know to Be More Productive

“You’ll create a virtuous cycle where you’re more productive at work so you’ll also be able to carve out more time for what really matters — your life.”
https://hbr.org/2015/04/what-everyone-needs-to-know-to-be-more-productive

Employees Want a Lot More From Their Managers

“Managers account for as much as 70% of variance in employee engagement scores. Given the troubling state of employee engagement in the U.S. today, it makes sense that most managers are not creating environments in which employees feel motivated or even comfortable. At some point, one in two employees had left their job to get away from their manager.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/182321/employees-lot-managers.aspx

Only 35% of U.S. Managers Are Engaged in Their Jobs

“51% of managers are not engaged; 14% are actively disengaged. Disengaged managers create disengaged employees. Only 30% of U.S. workers are engaged.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/182228/managers-engaged-jobs.aspx

The Economy Goes to College

“College-educated workers make up only 32 percent of the workforce but now produce more than 50 percent of the nation’s economic output.”
https://cew.georgetown.edu/report/economygoestocollege/

How to Write with Substance

“Nothing drags down writing more than spreading good ideas over too many words.”
http://www.helpscout.net/blog/writing-well/

Skills Training Gap Among Employees Revealed

“Socioeconomic status, such as income, gender and education, impacts employees’ and job seekers’ access to on-the-job training, contributing to a skills gap in America.”
http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/q1-2015-ecs/

Uncovering Surprises in the Labor Market’s Gender, Age, and Race Composition

“Men are in a broader array of career fields, the number of occupations heavily represented by workers 55 and older has more than doubled, and white workers lost share of employment in each of the 50 highest paying jobs.”
http://www.economicmodeling.com/2015/03/31/uncovering-surprises-in-the-labor-markets-gender-age-and-race-composition/

How to Recruit the Perfect Job Candidate

“Discover the one thing almost no hiring manager does, the bizarre recruiting secret most don’t know, and how to move them from rejection to headhunting.”
http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2015/02/03/how-to-recruit-the-perfect-job-candidate/

Tempted to Lie on Your Resume? Here’s Why You Should Tell the Truth

“Lying to a prospective employer is one of the worst decisions you can ever make, and it’s something that will eventually come back to bite you.”
http://www.brazencareerist.com/blog/2015/04/10/tempted-to-lie-on-your-resume-heres-why-you-should-tell-the-truth/

Infographic: A Cheat Sheet for Public Speaking

“Here are nine steps to a memorable speech, from preparation to delivery.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49533.aspx

Words and Phrases That Undermine Your Authority

“Basically, we pretty much just think you could be more assertive.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2015/04/01/words-and-phrases-that-undermine-your-authority

Yellowstone by Moonlight

“A time-lapse journey through Yellowstone National Park under the night sky.” (Vimeo, 3:42).
https://vimeo.com/123767416

If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” — Sirius Black

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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