Workforce Development News – Nov. 16, 2015

By on November 16, 2015
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What Job-Hopping Employees Are Looking For

“Job-hopping employees want the chance to use their strengths. Companies should focus on fostering engagement among new hires”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/186602/job-hopping-employees-looking.aspx

Five Phrases The Best Leaders Use Repetitively, And The One They Never Say

“They use their time-tested strategies—the five phrases below—again and again, to lead the team past any obstacle and empower them to create great work in every situation.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidsturt/2015/11/13/5-phrases-the-best-leaders-use-repetitively-and-the-1-they-never-say/

The Easiest Thing You Can Do to Be a Great Boss

“There’s one simple action that can dramatically increase any manager’s success in gaining the support and engagement of subordinates: recognize great work.”
https://hbr.org/2015/11/the-easiest-thing-you-can-do-to-be-a-great-boss

Unwilling Part Time, Unemployed Alike in Financial Well-Being

“Part-time workers who want full-time work are essentially no better off in their overall financial well-being than are the unemployed and, in fact, are less likely to be thriving in their financial well-being.”
http://www.gallup.com/poll/186626/unwilling-part-time-unemployed-alike-financial.aspx

How to Make Sure You’re Heard in a Difficult Conversation

“After you’ve thoroughly listened to your counterpart, increase the likelihood that they will see things your way by doing the following.”
https://hbr.org/2015/11/how-to-make-sure-youre-heard-in-a-difficult-conversation

6 Times You Still Need to Pick Up the Phone to Get Something Done

“A majority of employees in the typical workplace would choose email over a phone call any day. But there are a few situations that just work better when you pick up the phone.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/6-times-you-still-need-to-pick-up-the-phone-to-get-something-done

4 Questions You Shouldn’t Ask Candidates

“Understanding what makes candidates tick is critical to hiring the right person for the job. When asking questions about candidate goals and motivations, you should focus on learning what a person loves to do, what they’re good at doing, and what they want to do more of.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/4-questions-you-shouldnt-ask-candidates/

6 Ways to Immediately Filter Bad Resumes

“How do you efficiently wade through the sea of resumes you receive for any given job posting?”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/6-ways-to-immediately-filter-bad-resumes/

Who Does More at Home When Both Parents Work?

“Depends on which one you ask.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/11/05/who-does-more-at-home-when-both-parents-work-depends-on-which-one-you-ask/

What Explains the Paradox of an Improving Economy and Miserable Voters

“The worlds of politics and economics often talk past each other and that’s especially true right now.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/11/12/what-explains-the-paradox-of-an-improving-economy-and-miserable-voters/

If you don’t like what is being said, then change the conversation.” — Don Draper

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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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