Workforce Development News – November 14, 2016

By on November 14, 2016
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How to Use Storytelling to Connect With Your Customers

“Stories are still the best way to create stronger connections.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/connect-with-your-customers-storytelling/

Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter

“They’re more successful in three important ways.”
https://hbr.org/2016/11/why-diverse-teams-are-smarter

3 Things You Absolutely Must Do to Engage Your Employees

“Engagement doesn’t just spontaneously develop. Engagement must be cultivated by driven leaders who are willing to ensure that the people working under them feel empowered, appreciated, and most of all, cared for.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/3-things-you-absolutely-must-do-to-engage-your-employees/

For Millennials, Is Job-Hopping Inevitable?

“Many companies struggle to retain millennials. Engaged millennials are more loyal and less likely to leave. Managers should focus on major retention drivers.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/197234/millennials-job-hopping-inevitable.aspx

How Leaders Can Focus on the Big Picture

“It’s not just about carving out the time.”
https://hbr.org/2016/11/how-leaders-can-focus-on-the-big-picture

7 Things All Great Bosses Build Into the Workplace

“It starts at the top.”
http://www.inc.com/nicolas-cole/7-things-all-great-bosses-implement-into-the-workplace.html

5 Hard Lessons All Young Professionals Must Learn

“Adapting to the business world is not only challenging, but also necessary to be successful.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/5-hard-lessons-all-young-professionals-must-learn/

The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.” – Brandon Sanderson

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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