Workforce Development News – Nov. 23, 2015

By on November 23, 2015
Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts

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How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts

“As the boss, your goal is to have all your employees operating at their peak level of energy, efficiency, and motivation. What’s the best way to adapt your management style so that it works for everyone?”
https://hbr.org/2015/11/how-to-be-good-at-managing-both-introverts-and-extroverts

Control the Negotiation Before It Begins

“Here are four factors that can have a tremendous impact on negotiation outcomes.”
https://hbr.org/2015/12/control-the-negotiation-before-it-begins

Searching for Work in the Digital Era

“The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills.”
http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/11/19/searching-for-work-in-the-digital-era/

Half Of People Who Went To College In The Recession Haven’t Graduated

“The recession drove people to attend college who wouldn’t have gone otherwise and who were likely less prepared than other students.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/half-of-people-who-went-to-college-in-the-recession-havent-graduated/

10 Probing Questions Candidates Should Ask Their Interviewers

“If you’re not an outgoing, actively questioning interviewee, most employers will think that means you’re not terribly interested in the job. Probing questions are necessary to help you feel out the position, determine whether you’re a good fit, and showcase your abilities.”
Part 1: https://www.recruiter.com/i/10-probing-questions-candidates-should-ask-their-interviewers-part-1/
Part 2: https://www.recruiter.com/i/10-probing-questions-candidates-should-ask-their-interviewers-part-2/

Most People Have No Idea Whether They’re Paid Fairly

“One of the top predictors of employee sentiment, including ‘satisfaction’ and ‘intent to leave,’ was a company’s ability to communicate clearly about compensation.”
https://hbr.org/2015/10/most-people-have-no-idea-whether-theyre-paid-fairly

Interview Prep for Candidates of Different Generations

“Even the slightest gaps in age can create a world of difference in how a person approaches the interview process as a candidate.”
Part 1: https://www.recruiter.com/i/millennials-vs-older-gens-part-1-interview-prep-for-candidates-of-different-generations/
Part 2: https://www.recruiter.com/i/millennials-vs-older-gens-part-2-interview-prep-for-candidates-of-different-generations/

Just 57% Of Adults In U.S. Are Financially Literate

“Can you explain what risk diversification is? Identify the effects of inflation? Know how to calculate interest? If you answered yes to these three questions, you are better off than 43% of Americans and a whopping two-thirds of the world’s population.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2015/11/18/in-a-global-test-of-financial-literacy-the-u-s/

12 Ways to Stop Undermining Your Self Esteem

“Learning to acknowledge your strengths and achievements is as important as being honest about your shortcomings and mistakes.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/252747

Beware the Truthiness of Charts

“The presence of even trivial graphs significantly enhances the persuasiveness of the presented claims. But don’t let their signaling of scientific credibility sway you in favor of unmerited business decisions.”
https://hbr.org/2015/11/beware-the-truthiness-of-charts

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

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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