Workforce Development News – Sept. 8, 2015

By on September 8, 2015
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A New Way to Rate Retailers on Providing Good Jobs

“Executives have a choice in how they run their operations. They can run them in a way that uses people as interchangeable parts. Or they can run them in a way that leverages a skilled, capable, motivated workforce.”
https://hbr.org/2015/09/a-new-way-to-rate-retailers-on-providing-good-jobs

We Don’t Need The Best People, We Need The Best Teams

“What it takes to compete in today’s world is not the best individual performers, but the best teams. Having the ‘smartest guys in the room’ won’t do you much good if they can’t work with others effectively.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregsatell/2015/09/05/we-dont-need-the-best-people-we-need-the-best-teams/

Why Your Employees’ Suggestions Aren’t Going Anywhere

“How to get better ideas from your team.”
https://hbr.org/2015/08/why-your-employees-suggestions-arent-going-anywhere

About That ‘Game-Changing’ Jobs Report

“The job market is getting better. The unemployed are doing better, too. Wages are rising, but slowly. More people are working full time. But people are less likely to be working at all.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/jobs-report-august-2015/

The Ten Worst HR Ideas Of All Time

“Smart employers have figured out that the way to succeed in business is to treat employees like the valued collaborators they are. Here are the ways to help stifle creativity, keep people off their game at work, and violently push away anyone who isn’t willing to check their self-esteem at the door in exchange for a paycheck.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2015/09/05/the-ten-worst-hr-ideas-of-all-time/

5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

“If you can’t find time to think, it probably means that you haven’t organized your firm, unit, or team very well, and you are busy putting out little fires all the time. It also means that you are at risk of leading your company astray.”
https://hbr.org/2015/09/5-strategy-questions-every-leader-should-make-time-for

Outdated Job-Search Myths That Stifle Your Success

“Here are the old rules that you must replace with new practices if you want to stay relevant in today’s job-search environment.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/williamarruda/2015/08/30/outdated-job-search-myths-that-stifle-your-success/

Top 5 Reasons Why HR Pros Disqualify Candidates

“It is harder to find qualified candidates today than it was six months ago. Is it harder to find candidates because it’s now a candidate’s market, or is it because employers are being too picky, disqualifying great candidates too early in the hiring process for committing forgivable mistakes?”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/top-5-reasons-why-hr-pros-disqualify-candidates/

6 Types of Stories You Should Have on Hand for Job Interviews

“Requests for real-world examples—also known as behavioral interview questions—are frustrating. But, they’re also an extremely common part of the interview process.” Here’s how to be prepared.
https://www.themuse.com/advice/6-types-of-stories-you-should-have-on-hand-for-job-interviews

6 Ways to Reduce the Stress of Presenting

“Rehearse, but don’t obsess.”
https://hbr.org/2015/08/6-ways-to-reduce-the-stress-of-presenting

These 6 Types of Content Will Boost Your Traffic and Engagement. Here’s How to Do Them Right

“Let’s talk about your blog. Specifically, what to post on it.”
https://blog.bufferapp.com/content-marketing-tips

If you change the way you look at things, things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

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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