Workforce Development News – June 8, 2015

By on June 8, 2015
Creating and Sustaining Workplace Happiness

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Help Wanted: 11 Million College Grads

“College graduates are more likely to find a rewarding job, earn higher income, and even, evidence shows, live healthier lives than if they didn’t have degrees. They also bring training and skills into America’s workforce, helping our economy grow and stay competitive. That benefits everyone. It’s just too bad that we’re not producing more of them.”
http://www.gatesnotes.com/Education/11-Million-College-Grads

27 Insights for Creating and Sustaining Workplace Happiness

“Hone in on happiness so that you can cultivate it within your team and your day-to-day activities.”
http://www.helpscout.net/blog/happiness-at-work/

Developing Employees Who Think for Themselves

“If organizations want to enable workers to bring not only their hands but also their heads to work, then jobs need to be redesigned to give people ownership of (1) how they perform tasks, (2) their identity, and (3) their time.”
https://hbr.org/2015/06/developing-employees-who-think-for-themselves

The Top 10 Reasons Why Rejecting ‘Job Jumpers’ Is Dumb, and a Missed Opportunity

“43 percent of employers won’t consider job jumpers. Unfortunately, it’s an antiquated concept that might have been valid long ago, but in today’s volatile talent marketplace, automatically rejecting frequent job changers may cause you to miss out on many exceptional hires.”
http://www.ere.net/2015/06/01/the-top-10-reasons-why-rejecting-job-jumpers-is-dumb-and-a-missed-opportunity/

The 3 Essential Networking Questions You’re Forgetting to Ask

“Don’t miss out out on a great opportunity to stand out, build greater rapport and a deeper connection, and to mutually benefit each other in a potentially significant way.”
http://www.brazencareerist.com/blog/2015/05/28/the-3-essential-networking-questions-youre-forgetting-to-ask/

43 Résumé Tips That Will Help You Get Hired

“What experiences and accomplishments should you include for the jobs you’ve got your eye on? What new résumé rules and trends should you be following?”
http://www.businessinsider.com/resume-tips-that-will-help-you-get-hired-2015-6

5 Elements of a Great Thank-You Note

“And how this small gesture can help land you the job.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/06/02/5-elements-of-a-great-thank-you-note

24 LinkedIn Rules You Might Be Breaking

“Back in the day, etiquette rules were fairly simple. Always send a thank-you card. Don’t put your elbows on the table. Hold the door open for other people. Social networks have made matters much more complicated.”
http://college.usatoday.com/2015/06/05/24-linkedin-rules-you-might-be-breaking/

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

“There’s a lot of different terms floating around but also a lack of agreement on what really is most important to students.”
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/05/28/404684712/non-academic-skills-are-key-to-success-but-what-should-we-call-them

You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Winnie the Pooh

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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