Workforce Development News – Sept. 28, 2015

By on September 28, 2015
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3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

“These key elements (we call them the “Three Imperatives of Leading and Managing”) are not quick and easy wins – they are substantial and fundamental to one’s ability to function effectively as a leader. Here’s why:”
https://hbr.org/2015/09/3-things-managers-should-be-doing-every-day

Obsolete Annual Reviews

“Do you know what’s expected of you at work? One of the most startling findings is that only about half of employees strongly indicate that they do.”
http://www.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/185921/obsolete-annual-reviews-gallup-advice.aspx

The Typical Male U.S. Worker Earned Less in 2014 than in 1973

“The median male worker who was employed year-round and full time earned less in 2014 than a similarly situated worker earned four decades ago. And those are the ones who had jobs.”
http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2015/09/17-male-us-worker-earned-less-in-2014-than-in-1973-wessel

Many College Graduates Not Equipped for Workplace Success

“Graduates with the ‘Big Six’ college experiences are about three times more likely to be engaged in their work.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/185804/college-graduates-not-equipped-workplace-success.aspx

5 Simple Phrases That Will Get You Whatever You Want (Within Reason)

“Certain words and phrases minimize what you have to say, making your requests ineffective. Others have surprising power to influence your listeners.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-simple-phrases-that-will-get-you-whatever-you-want-within-reason

The One Thing That Will Make Resume-Writing 88 Percent Easier

“Resume-writing is difficult for a number of reasons, but one common complaint is that it’s tough to write about yourself.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/the-one-thing-that-will-make-resume-writing-88-percent-easier/

Nail the Answer to “Why Do You Want This Job?” Using This Super Easy Formula

“It’s such a simple question—just seven little words—yet it always feels like some kind of trap. So easy to say the wrong thing and come off sounding arrogant, insecure, unprepared, self-serving, or all of the above.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/nail-the-answer-to-why-do-you-want-this-job-using-this-super-easy-formula

7 Essentials for Using Statistics to Bolster Your Presentation

“Numbers can be numbing, unless you present them wisely. Apply these guidelines to power up your speech, rather than putting your audience to sleep.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/50186.aspx

Getting an Audience to Remember Your Presentation

“A fundamental goal is often overlooked in designing presentations: the presentation must change the audience in some way.”
https://hbr.org/2015/09/getting-an-audience-to-remember-your-presentation

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

“This interactive graphic uses data from the Social Security Administration to simulate your possible lifetimes. The line shows the probability you live to see your next birthday, given age and sex. The range of your life expectancy is very interesting.”
http://flowingdata.com/2015/09/23/years-you-have-left-to-live-probably/

Timelapse Video: North America

This deserves the description “epic.” “Made by 3motion this timelapse took over 3 years to complete and in the course of it the team traveled over 30,000 kilometers, producing over 100,000 individual photos.” (Vimeo 8:46).
https://vimeo.com/138465520

It’s like deja-vu, all over again.” – Yogi Berra

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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