Workforce Development News – July 6, 2015

By on July 6, 2015
Don’t Set Process Without Input from Frontline Workers

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Don’t Set Process Without Input from Frontline Workers

“If process management means cumbersome bureaucracy devised by distant experts, disaster awaits. Empower workers at all levels to participate in process design and experimentation — to connect with their inner nerd. Process thinking becomes a part of everyone’s job.”
https://hbr.org/2015/06/dont-set-process-without-input-from-frontline-workers

Ten Things Your Employees Should Know – But They Don’t

“For some reason most employers don’t spend much time or energy teaching their own employees the basic facts about their own businesses.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2015/06/30/ten-things-your-employees-should-know-but-they-dont/

10 Behaviors of Phenomenally Likable People

“Sincere. Honest. Genuine. And extremely powerful.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-behaviors-of-phenomenally-likable-people.html

How to Tweak Your Resume to Prove You’re The Perfect Fit

“You know you’re supposed to customize your resume for each and every job application. But sometimes, it’s not so clear how you can give the employers what they’re looking for—at least, not without being in-your-face obvious.”
http://college.usatoday.com/2015/06/29/make-your-resume-perfect/

27 Words You Should Never Use to Describe Yourself

“Some are incredibly overused. Others just make you sound full of yourself. Either way, you lose.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/27-words-you-should-never-use-to-describe-yourself.html

How to Be an Excellent Reference

“Seven ways to pay it forward by giving a glowing testimonial.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/06/30/how-to-be-an-excellent-reference

11 Mistakes Successful People Never Make

“It’s very possible you are your own worst enemy.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/11-terrible-mistakes-successful-people-never-make.html

Four Leadership Lessons From The Founding Fathers

“Given that times were tough and that results were far from a sure thing, just what lessons do the Founding Fathers have for us in leading organizations to success?”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/geoffloftus/2015/06/30/four-leadership-lessons-from-the-founding-fathers/

Stunning Nightscapes: Earth & Sky Photo Contest 2015

“The winners and notable photos of the 6th International Earth and Sky Photo Contest.” (Vimeo, 10:26).
https://vimeo.com/130777773

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into smaller manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain

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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