Workforce Development News – Jan. 19, 2016

By on January 19, 2016
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Can Your Employees Really Speak Freely?

“Chances are, your employees are withholding valuable intelligence from you. This is true even if you believe you have an open-door policy. When employees can voice their concerns freely, organizations see increased retention and stronger performance.”

Creating a Culture Where Employees Speak Up

“Inclusivity benefits the bottom line.”

6 Rules for Aspiring Leaders

“Leaders work with people, developing teams that are empowered to perform extraordinary things. Under good leadership, team members will work hard, be motivated and perform at levels well above expectations.”

Match Your Motivational Tactic to the Situation

“Using the wrong one can backfire.”

The State of the Economy in Eight Charts

“Here’s a look at how the economy has fared, from a number of vantage points, during Mr. Obama’s presidency and that of his predecessors.”

15 Tips for Effective Employee Communication

“Don’t lose sight of your internal family. Follow these guidelines to foster engagement and tap into staffers’ ideas and insights.”

Privacy and Information Sharing

“Many Americans say they might provide personal information, depending on the deal being offered and how much risk they face.”

The Right Way to Hold People Accountable

“You need to be clear in five areas.”

5 Job Trends to Watch in 2016

“45% of people say they are currently job searching or plan to search for a job in 2016. This suggests it could be a year filled with many people on the move and in new jobs.”

The Importance of Finishing What You Start

“Revealing an idea or product is fraught with risk and invites criticism. We worry about what others think or perceive of us. The greatest obstacle known to finishing what you start is ultimately you—all your fears, anxieties, and doubts. The longer you delay, the longer it’ll take for you to learn something meaningful that helps you and your project move forward.”

Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.” – David Bowie

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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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