Workforce Development News – June 1, 2015

By on June 1, 2015
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If You Want People to Listen, Stop Talking

There is power in what you don’t say.
https://hbr.org/2015/05/if-you-want-people-to-listen-stop-talking

40% of Workers Now Have ‘Contingent’ Jobs

“The biggest growth has been among people with part time jobs. They made up just 11.9% of the labor force in 2005. That means there was a 36% increase in just five years.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/elainepofeldt/2015/05/25/shocker-40-of-workers-now-have-contingent-jobs-says-u-s-government/

How to Get Employees Excited to Do Their Work

“When you focus on persuading them, you’ll be able to turn even a corporate initiative or new product launch into a cause that becomes their own. They’ll want to step up and own their results.”
https://hbr.org/2015/05/how-to-get-employees-excited-to-do-their-work

How to Get a New Employee Up to Speed

“From a manager’s perspective, a new hire can’t come up to speed fast enough. Balancing the newcomer’s need to learn the ropes and your desire to have her quickly produce is a challenge for any time-strapped boss.”
https://hbr.org/2015/05/how-to-get-a-new-employee-up-to-speed

18 Things You Need to Stop Doing if You Want to Be Successful

“Your time is way too valuable to be wasting it on things that don’t work. Instead, treat it like the precious resource it is.”
http://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/18-things-you-need-to-stop-doing-if-you-want-to-be-successful.html

Breaking the Death Grip of Legacy Technologies

“Why are older incumbent firms slow to adopt new technologies even when the economic or strategic benefits are clear?”
https://hbr.org/2015/05/breaking-the-death-grip-of-legacy-technologies

Keep These 7 Clichés Off Your Résumé

“Your résumé is your steppingstone to getting a job, so invest an extra 30 minutes to make it attention-grabbing.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49747.aspx

The 4 Essentials of the Most Read Content

“Your readers’ time is limited and anything you produce should respect their time. Once you have this baseline, then consider these tips.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/246497

37 Secrets Only Successful People Know

“Everything you need to know about business, collected in one place.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/37-secrets-only-successful-people-know.html

Life is fraught with opportunities to keep your mouth shut.” – Winston Churchill

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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