Workforce Development News – May 18, 2015

By on May 18, 2015
What Separates Great Managers From the Rest

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What Separates Great Managers From the Rest

“Talent Is the Most Powerful Predictor of Performance, Managers Have the Greatest Impact on Engagement, Female Managers Are More Engaging Than Male Managers, Specific Behaviors Can Help Managers Increase Employee Engagement, and What Companies Can Do to Hire and Develop More Great Managers.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/183098/report-separates-great-managers-rest.aspx

11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

“You don’t need to work longer or even do more—you just need to work smarter.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2015/05/13/11-things-ultra-productive-people-do-differently/

The Economic Value of College Majors

“The Economic Value of College Majors uses Census Data to analyze wages for 137 college majors to detail the most popular college majors, the majors that are most likely to lead to an advanced degree, and the economic benefit of earning an advanced degree by undergraduate major.”
https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/valueofcollegemajors/

Outdated Hiring Myths That Are Jeopardizing Recruiting

“There are many myths in circulation today — which often go unchallenged — that may be deceiving recruiters and compromising our hiring processes.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/8-outdated-hiring-myths-that-are-jeopardizing-recruiting-in-2015-part-1/
https://www.recruiter.com/i/8-outdated-hiring-myths-that-are-jeopardizing-recruiting-in-2015-part-2/

The Art of Making Customers Happy on Social Media

“The 5-part recipe for making customers happy on social media.”
https://blog.bufferapp.com/happy-customers-social-media

No-Fee, High-Value Technical Training

Did you know we have eight high-value technical training programs with no fees for qualified candidates? Start your new aviation, manufacturing, logistics, truck driving, or welding career now! Check it out and apply today.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2015/stlcc-no-fee-high-value-technical-training-programs/

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

The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers

“Everything you need to know about tricking out your LinkedIn profile—from crafting a stunning summary to selling your accomplishments, projects, and skills—in one place.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-31-best-linkedin-profile-tips-for-job-seekers

Should You Outsource Social Media or Handle It In-House?

“Here are the key issues you should look at before deciding.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49682.aspx

10 Visual Elements that Social Media Adores

“These bits of eye candy get shared widely and frequently online. Make sure your brand isn’t left on the shelf.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49674.aspx

10 Behaviors of Smart People

“You are what you do.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/245059

10 Ordinary Beliefs That Inspire Extraordinarily Successful People

“Successful people think differently. You can too.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-ordinary-beliefs-that-inspire-extraordinarily-successful-people.html

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.” – Peter F. Drucker

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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