Workforce Development News – May 26, 2015

By on May 26, 2015
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How to Get the Feedback You Need

“Here’s how to ask for feedback that helps you get ahead.”
https://hbr.org/2015/05/how-to-get-the-feedback-you-need

5 Steps to Seriously Improve Your Networking Skills

“For some of us, the word networking can leave a bad taste in our mouths. Many of us aren’t sure where to start, what to say when we connect with someone or how to maintain that relationship.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/245995

The Economy Is Still Terrible for Young People

“The era of the overeducated barista is here to stay. College graduates are still spending more and more years (and money) to get worse and worse entry-level jobs.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/05/the-new-normal-for-young-workers/393560/

Let’s Stop Arguing About Whether Disruption Is Good or Bad

“It’s about building things, not destroying them.”
https://hbr.org/2015/05/lets-stop-arguing-about-whether-disruption-is-good-or-bad

Five Characteristics Of An Innovation

“How well an innovation addresses these characteristics will determine people’s long-term adoption of an innovation.”
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/01/29/five-characteristics-of-innovations/

Measure Your Team’s Intellectual Diversity

“An innovative team won’t achieve good results with people whose strengths and styles are all the same.”
https://hbr.org/2015/05/measure-your-teams-intellectual-diversity

8 Actions to Become More Employable

“Learn some practical, useful skills.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/8-actions-to-become-more-employable/

Building Your First Website? Here Are 10 Key Elements You Should Consider First

“A great website is not detached from reality; instead, it makes the most of its platform’s limitations and accommodates the needs of its audience. Here’s what you need to make it:”
http://marketblog.envato.com/learn-something-new/building-your-first-website-here-are-10-key-elements-you-should-consider-first/

The Growing Pains of Company Blogging

“How can we make ambitious moves forward while avoiding the pitfalls of growth?”
http://www.helpscout.net/blog/company-blogging/

16 Tips for Living a Happy Life Starting Right Now

“It doesn’t matter your age, how much money you have in your back account, your marital status or what you do for a living, we all want to be more successful in our lives.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/246500

The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” – Jack Sparrow

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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