Workforce Development News – Feb. 22, 2016

By on February 22, 2016
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How to Sabotage Any Meeting

“Here’s a shortlist of well‐intentioned ways you may accidentally derail your next meeting:”
http://www.helpscout.net/blog/bad-meetings/

Things Candidates Hate About Your Hiring Process

“It’s hard enough to hire talent in the current climate. The last thing you need is a toxic hiring process that frustrates candidates. 34 percent of job candidates believe strongly that the candidate experience – be it positive or negative – affects their decision to accept a position.”
Part 1: https://www.recruiter.com/i/4-things-candidates-hate-about-your-hiring-process/
Part 2: https://www.recruiter.com/i/4-more-things-candidates-hate-about-your-hiring-process/

Learning to Learn

“Learning is about resisting the bias against doing new things, scanning the horizon for growth opportunities, and pushing yourself to acquire radically different capabilities—while still performing your job.”
https://hbr.org/2016/03/learning-to-learn

What Attracts the Best Employees to a Company?

“To build a highly talented workforce, companies need a compelling employee value proposition.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/189212/attracts-best-employees-company.aspx

What’s Holding Back U.S. Apprenticeships?

“You would think the number of apprenticeships in the U.S. would have recovered since the recession. Economic output surpassed its previous peak more than four years ago. Many businesses complain about a shortage of skilled workers.” What’s going on?
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/02/18/whats-holding-back-u-s-apprenticeships/

Gig Economy Attracts Many Workers, Few Full-Time Jobs

“The share of Americans earning income from digital platforms such as Uber and Airbnb is growing rapidly, but those gigs typically supplement incomes rather than replace full-time work.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/02/18/gig-economy-attracts-many-workers-few-full-time-jobs/

A Step-by-Step Guide to Firing Someone

“Think about it like a no-fault divorce.”
https://hbr.org/2016/02/a-step-by-step-guide-to-firing-someone

22 Things You Should Never Say During An Exit Interview

“Some say an exit interview is the ideal opportunity to be completely honest about your experiences with your employer and offer them critical and constructive feedback; others argue it’s awkward and not worth the risk of burning bridges, as your criticism probably won’t inspire any significant changes, anyway.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/things-not-to-say-during-an-exit-interview-2016-2

5 Job Interview Tips to Steal From Presidential Candidates

“Job seekers can improve interview skills by mimicking the campaign techniques of presidential hopefuls.”
http://money.usnews.com/careers/articles/2016-02-17/5-job-interview-tips-to-steal-from-presidential-candidates

6 Skills That Will Get You the Job

“There are many ‘soft skills’ that can help propel your career to the next level. From the ability to learn on your feet to tech know how, here’s a look at the top skills recruiters and hiring managers are looking for.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/6-skills-job/

Score an Interview by Using Keywords in Your Resume

“Know how to spotlight the words and phrases commonly associated with your field and skills.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-02-18/score-an-interview-by-using-keywords-in-your-resume

10 Things Successful People Never Do Again

“Although life and business have many lessons to teach us, here are 10 ‘doorways’ of learning that high performers go through, never to return again.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/10-things-successful-people-never-do-again/

Great men are not born great, they grow great.” – Mario Puzo, The Godfather

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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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