Workforce Development News – June 22, 2015

By on June 22, 2015
Winning Support for Your New Idea or Project

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A Guide to Winning Support for Your New Idea or Project

“How do you get people on board? How do you get funding? And what should you do if your idea doesn’t catch on?”
https://hbr.org/2015/06/a-guide-to-winning-support-for-your-new-idea-or-project

Employees Are Responsible for Their Engagement Too

“Engaged employees stand out because they’re relatively rare. Unless employees assume some measure of responsibility for their own engagement, the efforts of their organizations, leaders, managers and teams may have a limited effect on improving engagement.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/183614/employees-responsible-engagement.aspx

Leading People When They Know More than You Do

“Four ways to avoid being derailed.”
https://hbr.org/2015/06/leading-people-when-they-know-more-than-you-do

Are Job Hoppers the Problem — or Are Some Employers Behind the Times?

“Job hoppers are the statistical reality and the normal result of the modern corporate ecosystem.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/are-job-hoppers-the-problem-or-are-some-employers-behind-the-times/

Finding the Right Learning Mix

“While the focus remains on delivering the right content to the right learners using the right tools efficiently and cost effectively, trends suggest e-learning, mobile and video learning will be a growing part of the mix.”
http://www.clomedia.com/articles/6318-finding-the-right-learning-mix

Robots Seem to Be Improving Productivity, Not Costing Jobs

“So far, there’s no relationship between a country’s use of robots and the percentage of manufacturing jobs lost.”
https://hbr.org/2015/06/robots-seem-to-be-improving-productivity-not-costing-jobs

5 Interviewing Turnoffs to Make Sure You Avoid

“These gaffes can be deal-breakers for some hiring managers.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/06/22/5-interviewing-turnoffs-to-make-sure-you-avoid

5 Templates That Will Make Writing The Perfect LinkedIn Summary A Breeze

“How many times have you started reading someone’s LinkedIn summary and found yourself totally bored two sentences in?”
http://college.usatoday.com/2015/06/22/linkedin-summary-templates/

What to Cut and What to Keep on Your Résumé

“Five steps to writing a résumé that’s both stellar and succinct.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/06/18/what-to-cut-and-what-to-keep-on-your-resume

These 5 Résumé Mistakes Are Hurting Your Job Search

“You’ll stand out from the pack if you avoid these common errors.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/06/15/these-5-resume-mistakes-are-hurting-your-job-search

9 Techniques to Make Your List Post Shine

“The familiar, formulaic approach is like catnip for many readers. Here’s how to ensure that your article is clear, informative and engaging.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49826.aspx

10 Skills That Are Hard to Learn But Pay Off Forever

“The best things in life may be free, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire. That’s especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/247295

In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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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