Workforce Development News – August 31, 2015

By on August 31, 2015
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Technology Is Only Making Social Skills More Important

“Nearly all job growth since 1980 has been in occupations that are relatively social skill-intensive – requiring the ability to work with others.”
https://hbr.org/2015/08/research-technology-is-only-making-social-skills-more-important

The Best Jobs Now Require You To Be A People Person

“And that’s better news for women than for men.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-best-jobs-now-require-you-to-be-a-people-person/

Americans’ Satisfaction With Job Aspects Up From 2005

“For the most part, Americans’ satisfaction with various aspects of their jobs is higher today than it was in 2005. But despite these improvements, no more than one in three workers are completely satisfied with their salaries, stress levels, chances for promotion and retirement plans.”
http://www.gallup.com/poll/184952/americans-satisfaction-job-aspects-2005.aspx

How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team

“What can you do to give your people the space they need to succeed and learn? How should you prioritize what matters? And how do you get comfortable stepping back?”
https://hbr.org/2015/08/how-to-stop-micromanaging-your-team

9 Surprising Traits of Truly Phenomenal Bosses

“What your employees don’t see might be the most important traits you possess.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/9-surprising-traits-of-truly-phenomenal-bosses.html

How to Neutralize Common Interviewer Objections and Close the Deal

“Every now and again in your career, you may deliver a perfect interview performance, but things rarely work out this way. The interviewer still has some lingering concerns that are holding them back from giving you their full approval. What to do?”
Part 1: https://www.recruiter.com/i/how-to-neutralize-common-interviewer-objections-and-close-the-deal-part-1/
Part 2: https://www.recruiter.com/i/how-to-neutralize-common-interviewer-objections-and-close-the-deal-part-2/

7 Challenges Successful People Overcome

“Where others see impenetrable barriers, successful people see challenges to embrace and obstacles to tackle.”
http://www.inc.com/travis-bradberry/7-challenges-successful-people-overcome.html

7 Common Public Speaking Blunders — and How to Avoid Them

“Your presentation is your chance to reach many minds, as well as the many other minds that your audience might share with. That can fall apart, though, if you undermine your own efforts.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/50083.aspx

10 Life Hacks That Create More Happiness

“Tiny changes in your daily behavior can change your life for the better.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/10-life-hacks-that-create-more-happiness.html

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

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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