Workforce Development News – March 9, 2015

By on March 9, 2015
Ways to Capture Someone’s Attention

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7 Ways to Capture Someone’s Attention

“It’s your most important currency.”
https://hbr.org/2015/03/7-ways-to-capture-someones-attention

Strong Hiring Still Isn’t Bringing Pay Raises

“Icy weather didn’t cool down the job market, but wages aren’t heating up, either.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/strong-hiring-still-isnt-bringing-pay-raises/

How Corporate America Can Close The Skills Gap

“Far too many companies think short-term, poaching talent from each other rather than developing it.”
http://fortune.com/2015/03/05/how-corporate-america-can-close-the-skills-gap/

What 27 Weeks of Unemployment Does to the American Worker

“Though the economy is improving, a third of those still looking for work have been jobless for more than six months.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/03/what-27-weeks-of-unemployment-does-to-the-american-worker/387031/

The Customer Always Remembers

“Think about a product or service that you used to use or a restaurant that you used to go to. The reason for that disconnect is because of how the story ended and what remains (a bad memory).”
http://www.helpscout.net/blog/customer-always-remembers/

Happy Employees Equals Happy Customers

“Happy management techniques = happy agents = happy interactions = happy experiences = happy stock price.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/blakemorgan/2015/03/04/happy-employees-equals-happy-customers/

5 Myths of Great Workplaces

“The factors that contribute to creating a great workplace are not obvious—often, they are surprisingly counterintuitive.”
https://hbr.org/2015/03/5-myths-of-great-workplaces

You Have to Be Fast to Be Seen as a Great Leader

“It’s interesting how often our pace affects our attitude. Leaders at all levels need to know how to pick up the pace. Being good is only marginally better than being quick, but the fact is both are necessary, and neither alone is sufficient, to be perceived as an exceptional leader today.”
https://hbr.org/2015/02/you-have-to-be-fast-to-be-seen-as-a-great-leader

Why Leaders Are Easier to Coach than Followers

“People who are open to feedback, willing to ask for help, and eager to learn new things are in demand—and are more likely to achieve their goals.”
https://hbr.org/2015/03/why-leaders-are-easier-to-coach-than-followers

10 Ways to Power Up Your Press Releases

“Entice more journalists, make your information more relevant, and have it pop up more often in search.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49384.aspx

16-Point Checklist for Content Publishers

“Don’t publish that blog post unless you’ve checked off every item on this list.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49401.aspx

A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.” – Leonard Nimoy

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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