Workforce Development News – Dec. 14, 2015

By on December 14, 2015
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Engaging Your Employees Is Good, but Don’t Stop There

“There’s a big difference between satisfied, engaged, and inspired.”
https://hbr.org/2015/12/engaging-your-employees-is-good-but-dont-stop-there

How to Make Employees Feel Like They Own Their Work

“A sense of control leads to engagement.”
https://hbr.org/2015/12/how-to-make-employees-feel-like-they-own-their-work

The American Middle Class Is Losing Ground

“No longer the majority and falling behind financially.”
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/12/09/the-american-middle-class-is-losing-ground/

Killing Small Business

“Small business startups are in serious decline. Here are 60 quick facts leaders need to know.”
http://www.gallup.com/opinion/chairman/186638/killing-small-business.aspx

The Two Sides of Employee Engagement

“You have to measure both.”
https://hbr.org/2015/12/the-two-sides-of-employee-engagement

As America’s Workforce Ages, Here’s Where the Jobs Will Be

“Much of the job growth in the coming decade will focus on services for the elderly. Other industries with strong growth include construction, education, professional and business services, and mining, a category that includes oil and gas exploration and production.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/12/08/as-americas-workforce-ages-heres-where-the-jobs-will-be/

Infographic: Tired of Useless Meetings? 9 Ways to Make Them More Effective.

“Control your meetings so your meetings don’t control you.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/253821

22 Top Tips to Effectively Raise Your Profile on LinkedIn

“Everything you need to know to make yourself look amazing, wow future connections, and grow your influence on LinkedIn.”
http://www.inc.com/larry-kim/22-top-tips-to-effectively-raise-your-profile-on-linkedin.html

57 Easy Ways to Be Happier and More Successful

“A collection of guidelines to keep you focused, productive, and satisfied at work.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/57-easy-ways-to-be-happier-and-more-successful.html

Timelapse Video: Stormscapes 3

“This video showcases a variety of supercells and other rotating storms, spooky night based mesoscale convective systems, atmospheric optics such as rainbows and crepuscular rays, various forms of lightning, and even a rare Shirley Basin, Wyoming tornado.” (Vimeo 6:00).
https://vimeo.com/147842467

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi

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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