Workforce Development News – March 28, 2016

By on March 28, 2016
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Incentives – And Pressures – For U.S. Workers in A ‘Knowledge Economy’

“As automation looms and more and more jobs are being shaped to accommodate the tech-saturated ‘knowledge economy,’ 63% of full- and part-time workers say they have taken steps in the past 12 months to upgrade their skills and knowledge.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/03/23/incentives-and-pressures-for-u-s-workers-in-a-knowledge-economy/

Employee Referrals: Key Source for Talented Workers

“Though a stellar interview process is crucial for hiring the right people, the most effective human capital strategy starts with recruiting a large number of strong candidates.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/190289/employee-referrals-key-source-talented-workers.aspx

5 Ways to Build Trust During Onboarding

“Relationships are what drive us to produce great results, build the best teams, and leave our footprints on the industry. The one undeniable and absolutely necessary aspect of thriving work relationships is trust. So, how can managers start building trust in the workplace from day one of new employee onboarding?”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/5-ways-to-build-trust-during-onboarding/

Making Exit Interviews Count

“In today’s knowledge economy, skilled employees are the asset that drives organizational success. Thus companies must learn from them—why they stay, why they leave, and how the organization needs to change. A thoughtful exit-interview process can create a constant flow of feedback on all three fronts.”
https://hbr.org/2016/04/making-exit-interviews-count

Lifelong Learning and Technology

“A large majority of Americans seek extra knowledge for personal and work-related reasons. Digital technology plays a notable role, but place-based learning remains vital to many and differences in education and income are a hallmark of people’s learning activities.”
http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/03/22/lifelong-learning-and-technology/

If You Dread Deadlines, You’re Thinking About Them All Wrong

“With the right strategies in place, you can get a productivity boost out of deadlines without taking on the stress.”
https://hbr.org/2016/03/if-you-dread-deadlines-youre-thinking-about-them-all-wrong

Ten Phrases That Are Killing Your Resume

“Let’s examine them one by one and see why they are terrible ways to describe yourself.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2016/03/26/ten-phrases-that-are-killing-your-resume/

5 Things You Should Never Say During a Phone Interview

“Employers may use phone screens to weed out applicants before inviting them into the office.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-03-21/5-things-you-should-never-say-during-a-phone-interview

50 Most Common Interview Questions

“One of the best ways to get ready for a job interview is to practice your responses to any and all interview questions, including those that employers across all industries frequently ask.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/common-interview-questions/

Successful Movements All Have 3 Acts

“Leaders of world-changing movements, from social leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. to business leaders such as Steve Jobs, persuade people to follow them into the unknown, the unpredictable, the untested. Because change is both scary and difficult, they also help those followers push through their fears and overcome big obstacles. Here’s the method to that magic.”
https://hbr.org/2016/03/successful-movements-all-have-3-acts

Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

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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