Workforce Development News – March 14, 2016

By on March 14, 2016
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Two-Thirds of Managers Are Uncomfortable Communicating with Employees

“With so much to gain, why don’t leaders have feedback conversations more often? Because not all leaders are comfortable with the responsibility.”
https://hbr.org/2016/03/two-thirds-of-managers-are-uncomfortable-communicating-with-employees

One-in-Ten Workers Are Concerned About Losing Their Jobs Due to Workforce Automation

“A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans – but few workers expect their own jobs or professions to experience substantial impacts.”
http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/03/10/public-predictions-for-the-future-of-workforce-automation/

St. Louis in Top 25 Metro Areas with Middle-Class Households

“Where the middle-class lives.”
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/the-avenue/posts/2016/03/10-middle-class-utah-reeves-rodrigue

7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence

“Who you hire casts the foundation for your company’s success, so make sure you’re asking questions that reveal a candidate’s emotional intelligence.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/248524

How to Get the Most Out of Reference Checks

“Let the person talk.”
https://hbr.org/2016/03/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-reference-checks

Infographic: Feedback Is the Key to Employee Engagement

“By now, we’re all well aware of the dismal state of employee engagement. A new report found that employees whose managers follow up with them following an employee engagement survey are 12 times more likely to be engaged the following year.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/feedback-is-the-key-to-employee-engagement-infographic/

8 Things to Know if Your Job Search Skills Are Rusty

“Be prepared for a longer, more intense and less personal application process than before.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-03-07/8-things-to-know-if-your-job-search-skills-are-rusty

What The Hiring Manager Really Wants to Know When Asking These Questions

“They may not seem all that difficult, but chances are, the hiring manager doesn’t want to hear you rattle off your favorite extracurricular activities or go on about how you’re CEO material.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/what-the-hiring-manager-wants-to-know-when-they-ask-these-questions-in-job-interviews-2016-3

5 Ways to Write a Great Resume – Even If You’re Struggling

“The bottom line is that you want to generate a few major bullet points that showcase your experience, leadership, and aptitude, and then add some substance to them.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/5-ways-to-write-a-great-resume-even-if-youre-struggling/

Dodge These 7 Common Phone Interview Mistakes

“Avoid talking in a public place, skimping on research and messing up your introduction.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-03-09/dodge-these-7-common-phone-interview-mistakes

How and Why You Should Develop Your Career Elevator Pitch

“Simply rattling off your job title and a few credentials won’t get you that longed-for networking connection. Follow this guidance.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/50866.aspx

19 Small Things That Will Make You Wildly Successful

“Even the small things you do make a difference. Pick out a few of these and start today to make them a habit.”
http://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/19-small-things-that-will-make-you-wildly-successful.html

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

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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