Workforce Development News – March 30, 2015

By on March 30, 2015
Meetings: When to Present and When to Converse

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Why Support Stories Spread Like Wildfire

“We’ve all done it. We experience a positive or negative customer support moment, and then we talk, tweet, text, or write a status update about it. Why?”
http://www.helpscout.net/blog/sharing-support-moments/

Science Says These 9 Tactics Will Help You Win Any Argument

“You have to understand people.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244107

Meetings: When to Present and When to Converse

“A guide for deciding which approach to take during a meeting.”
https://hbr.org/2015/03/meetings-when-to-present-and-when-to-converse

A Checklist for Planning Your Next Big Meeting

“Everyone understands that preparation can make or break an important meeting. The more work you do before you walk into the room, the more productive and efficient you’ll be. But who has the time to properly prepare?”
https://hbr.org/2015/03/a-checklist-for-planning-your-next-big-meeting

Middle-Class Jobs Are Still Lagging

“This U-shaped recovery – faster growth at the top and bottom, slower in the middle – isn’t a new phenomenon. What’s unclear is how long it will last.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/middle-class-jobs-are-still-lagging/

The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out of STEM

“It’s so tempting the attribute the paucity of women in STEM to pipeline problems or personal choices. But it’s time to listen to women scientists: they think the issue’s gender bias, and an increasing amount of research supports that view.”
https://hbr.org/2015/03/the-5-biases-pushing-women-out-of-stem

10 Things Remarkable Job Interviewers Always Do

“Success in interviewing means hiring the perfect candidate. So how do some people make that critical task not just a science but an art?”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-things-remarkable-interviewers-always-do-do-you.html

4 Shocking Job Skills That Will Help You Stand Out

“Today’s Millennial candidates are missing key fundamental skills, and they might not be what you’d expect.”
http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/4-shocking-job-skills-stand/

10 Behaviors of Genuine People

“Whether you’re building a business, a network, or friendships, you always want to look for people who are genuine. Genuine means actual, real, sincere, honest. Genuine people are more or less the same on the inside as their behavior is on the outside.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/243859

It’s not knowing what to do; it’s doing what you know.” – Tony Robbins

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: LinkedInTwitterGoogle+ArticlesEmail

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