Workforce Development News – June 13, 2016

By on June 13, 2016
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How to Break Your Worst Work Habits

“Habits — whether personal, organizational, or societal — are a subconscious loop. Acting ‘without thinking’ is a central component of a habit.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/breaking-bad-habits/

Managing in Tough Financial Times: Does Engagement Help?

“As executives rethink short-term security and long-term growth, many are making employee engagement a core performance strategy.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/192356/managing-tough-financial-times-engagement-help.aspx

Don’t Leave Out Older Workers

“With careers lasting longer than ever, older workers should be valued.”
http://www.talentmgt.com/2016/06/07/dont-leave-out-older-workers/

Federal Budget Basics

“Where does the government spend all that money?”
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2016/06/01-federal-budget-basics

3 Ways to Stay Calm When Conversations Get Intense

“It’s not easy to stay cool and engaged when things get heated in meetings, negotiations, or difficult conversations. You might say something that you later regret, or get stuck on one point trying to prove that you’re right, ultimately losing sight of the bigger picture. At times like this, you might wish you could hit that reset button and have a do-over.”
https://hbr.org/2016/06/3-ways-to-stay-calm-when-conversations-get-intense

8 Small Things People Use to Judge Your Personality

“The majority of our judgments are focused on smaller, subtle things, such as handshakes and body language. We often form complete opinions about people based solely on these behaviors.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/275708

9 Things You Need To Know About The Recruiting Process

“Stop obsessing over your resume and focus on these things you need to know about how employers think and what they are looking for during the hiring and recruiting process.”
http://careersherpa.net/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-recruiting-process/

These 15 ‘Classic’ Interview Questions Are The Only Ones You Need To Prepare For

“What hiring managers really want to know when they ask these common interview questions.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/only-interview-questions-you-need-to-prepare-for-2016-6

The 10 Golden Rules Successful Social Media Managers Live By

“Social media managers are in the market of verbs. Our entire careers are based on verbs: share, comment, measure, post, create, solve, design, write, Snap, etc. Verbs govern the rules for social media managers and propel us to amazing places.”
https://blog.bufferapp.com/10-golden-rules-for-social-media-managers

You’re Too Busy? No, You’re Not. Here’s Why.

“Nobody cares how busy you are, they only care what you get done.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/276741

Timelapse Video: The Lion City II – Majulah

“When we pass by landscapes they appear fixed in time, but they change around us constantly. The idea behind this film is to reveal this change by returning to the same camera positions over the years.” (Vimeo, 4:42).
https://vimeo.com/169993072

Don’t count the days; make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

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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