Workforce Development News – June 29, 2015

By on June 29, 2015
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A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.

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The 6 Most Common Innovation Mistakes Companies Make

“Leaders hoping to boost their ability to drive growth through innovation need to simultaneously direct it strategically, pursue it rigorously, resource it intensively, monitor it methodically, and nurture it carefully.”
https://hbr.org/2015/06/the-6-most-common-innovation-mistakes-companies-make

Want to Hire a Rockin’ Intern? Try These Intern Interview Questions

“Hiring an intern is challenging. You’re hiring someone who may have zero relevant experience. Many of the candidates will have identical education, and you’re racing against other businesses to get the best interns. Don’t get stuck with an unmotivated, unenthusiastic intern who doesn’t fit into your workplace.”
http://www.brazencareerist.com/blog/2015/06/23/want-to-hire-a-rockin-intern-try-these-intern-interview-questions/

Ace the Hiring Assessment

“About 76% of organizations with more than 100 employees rely on assessment tools such as aptitude and personality tests for external hiring.”
https://hbr.org/2015/07/ace-the-assessment

When It Comes to Business, Mind Your Manners

“What can you do to incorporate a little Emily Post into your daily routine? It’s not as hard as you might think.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/when-it-comes-to-business-mind-your-manners/

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

“What is all boils down to is that business is about people — it always has been, and always will be. Too often, businesses fall short not because leaders don’t understand the business, but because they don’t understand what the people who work for them need in order to bring their best effort to work.”
https://hbr.org/2015/06/the-top-complaints-from-employees-about-their-leaders

Great Managers Can Fix Broken Performance Management Systems

“To be effective, performance management requires streamlined processes, accurate and efficient metrics and – the frequently overlooked factor – highly talented managers. Great managers are innately talented in these five specific dimensions:”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/183770/great-managers-fix-broken-performance-management-systems.aspx

Why We Love to Hate HR … and What HR Can Do About It

“By separating the effective from the worthless, HR leaders can secure huge payoffs for their organizations. Its directives affect every person in the organization, right up to the top, every single day.”
https://hbr.org/2015/07/why-we-love-to-hate-hr-and-what-hr-can-do-about-it

10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make on Their Resumes

“The experts and share their answers.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/10-mistakes-job-seekers-make-on-their-resumes/

9 Things Warren Buffett Says You Should Do to Be Happy and Successful

“The legendary investor wants you to be as successful as he is, and he’s willing to tell you how.”
http://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/9-things-warren-buffett-says-you-should-do-to-be-happy-and-successful.html

Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.” – Rapunzel

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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