Workforce Development News – August 15, 2016

By on August 15, 2016
Questions You Should Absolutely Ask An Interviewer

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How to Make Your One-on-Ones with Employees More Productive

“They shouldn’t be hurried or disorganized.”
https://hbr.org/2016/08/how-to-make-your-one-on-ones-with-employees-more-productive

Improve Your Customer Experience by Fixing Its Faults

“In support the most value is created by reducing unpleasant surprises. It’s better to meet customer expectations consistently than to exceed them every once in awhile.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/customer-experience-strategy/

How to Tackle Your Toughest Decisions

“Ask yourself these five questions when a problem lies in a gray area.”
https://hbr.org/2016/09/how-to-tackle-your-toughest-decisions

Many Millennials Are Job-Hoppers – But Not All

“Engaged millennials are far less likely to consider leaving. However, 71% of Millennials are not engaged, or are actively disengaged, at work.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/194204/millennials-job-hoppers-not.aspx

The Elements of Value

“Select smartly from these 30 attributes to increase both revenue and customer loyalty.”
https://hbr.org/2016/09/the-elements-of-value

8 Questions You Should Absolutely Ask An Interviewer

“The key is to ask the right kind of questions. The type of questions you chose to ask your interviewer should stem from what you need to know in order to fully evaluate the position. This means the questions you chose to prioritize should be well thought out.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/questions-ask-an-interviewer/

10 Critical Components of a Successful Job Search

“The job search can be a difficult process. Many components need to come together in order to make it successful. Unfortunately, some job seekers put all their efforts into only a few of the components without ever considering the rest.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/10-critical-components-of-a-successful-job-search/

How To Use Your Skills And Connections To Get A Job

“The best way to land a job is through another employee at the company.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/how-to-get-a-job/

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Reference Checking

“More Than Half of All Resumes and Job Applications Contain Untruths.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/6-things-you-didnt-know-about-reference-checking/

Your Ultimate Interview Prep Checklist

“The essential ways to gear up for your interview and knock it out of the park. Ready, set, prep!”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/ultimate-interview-prep-checklist/

How To Follow Up After an Interview

“Don’t be afraid to follow up and make your presence known. Professional and persistent is different than pesky. Here’s how to make sure your behavior displays the former.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/how-to-follow-up-after-an-interview/

What to Do When You’ve Made a Bad Decision

“Acting fast is crucial.”
https://hbr.org/2016/08/what-to-do-when-youve-made-a-bad-decision

A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” – Tony Robbins

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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