Workforce Development News – May 31, 2016

By on May 31, 2016
Leading the Team You Inherit

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Leading the Team You Inherit

“Most team-building frameworks assume you get to cherry-pick members. You usually don’t.”
https://hbr.org/2016/06/leading-the-team-you-inherit

Engaged Workplaces Are Safer for Employees

“No company can put a price tag on safety. Engaging employees and creating a culture focused on safety reduces accidents.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/191831/engaged-workplaces-safer-employees.aspx

‘Engaged Employees’ and ‘Happy Employees’: Not Exactly Synonyms

“So your employees are happy – great. But are they being productive?”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/engaged-employees-and-happy-employees-not-exactly-synonyms/

4 Ways to Be More Effective at Execution

“It’s the thing your boss most wants from you.”
https://hbr.org/2016/05/4-ways-to-be-more-effective-at-execution

What Manufacturing Workers Want

“A survey of 2,500 manufacturing workers reveals the strategies you need to implement to create a winning workforce culture, three things you should know about manufacturing workers, and five fundamental tactics for recruiting and retaining a productive engaged manufacturing workforce.”
Part 1: http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/what-manufacturing-workers-want
Part 2: http://www.industryweek.com/compensation-strategies/what-manufacturing-workers-want-part-2
Part 3: http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/what-manufacturing-workers-want-part-3
Part 4: http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/what-manufacturing-workers-want-part-4

The Top 5 Headaches Today’s Employers Face (and How You Can Address Them)

“Nabbing good talent, getting the most out of employees, keeping the good ones around, improving employee morale, and keeping everyone honest.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/the-top-5-headaches-todays-employers-face-and-how-you-can-address-them/

10 Things You Should Know About Work by the Time You’re 30

“As you gain work experience, make sure you know how to handle these situations.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-05-23/10-things-you-should-know-about-work-by-the-time-youre-30

4 Hard Job Search Truths You’re Just Going to Have to Accept

“You embark on a job search because you want a new (better) position. You’re not in it because of the joys of interviewing: You’re sticking it out for the end result.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/4-hard-job-search-truths-youre-just-going-to-have-to-accept

20 Email Mistakes You Might Be Making

“Vague subject lines, poor grammar and copying too many people on a message can ruin your professional reputation. Don’t let bad email etiquette hold you back—stop these annoying behaviors.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/51229.aspx

Infographic: A Guide to Image Sizes on Social Media

“Nothing screams ‘social media amateur’ louder than a post with an awkwardly cropped image.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/51232.aspx

You’re Never Done Finding Purpose at Work

“It’s not enough to find that sense of purpose once — you have to continually refind it as circumstances (and you) change.”
https://hbr.org/2016/05/youre-never-done-finding-purpose-at-work

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy

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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