Workforce Development News – Jan. 25, 2016

By on January 25, 2016
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Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

“Prioritize their personal development.”
https://hbr.org/2016/01/help-your-team-manage-stress-anxiety-and-burnout

The Right Way to Off-Board a Departing Employee

“How can you oversee the transition in a way that helps you retain their expertise? Who should be involved? How far in advance of the employee’s end date do you need to start? And how do you motivate the departing colleague to cooperate?”
https://hbr.org/2016/01/the-right-way-to-off-board-a-departing-employee

Employee Engagement in U.S. Stagnant in 2015

“Half of U.S. workers fall into the not engaged category, while another 17% were actively disengaged. Employee engagement has consistently averaged less than 33%.”
http://www.gallup.com/poll/188144/employee-engagement-stagnant-2015.aspx

What Great Executives Know and Do

“Executives who shine across all four of these dimensions achieve the greatest success for themselves and their organizations.”
https://hbr.org/2016/01/a-10-year-study-reveals-what-great-executives-know-and-do

How to Deal With a Long Hiring Process

“It has never been easy to land a job, but a rise in hiring has added a new twist: Employers are taking nearly twice as long to hire people as they did several years ago.”
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-deal-with-a-long-hiring-process-1453231053

The 8 Basic Steps You Need to Nail in Your Job Search

“Nothing worthwhile happens overnight.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-8-basic-steps-you-need-to-nail-in-your-job-search

8 Ways Toxic People Poison The Workplace

“Gossips, glory hounds, work dodgers and finger pointers can damage morale and undermine others’ efforts.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/50654.aspx

The State of Privacy in America

“How people view government surveillance and commercial transactions involving the capture of personal information.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/01/20/the-state-of-privacy-in-america/

Develop These 7 Skills to Become a More Influential Person

“Each one of us has our own skills and talents, and we too can develop them and propel ourselves into positions of influence.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/269745

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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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