Workforce Development News – October 31, 2016

By on October 31, 2016
Tips to Increase Employee Engagement

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7 Tips to Increase Employee Engagement Without Spending a Dime

“Businesses around the world are failing miserably at creating an engaged workforce. Here’s what you can do about it.”
https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/1016/Pages/7-tips-to-increase-employee-engagement-without-spending-a-dime.aspx

The Comprehensive Business Case for Sustainability

“Embedded sustainability efforts clearly result in a positive impact on business performance and benefits the bottom line.”
https://hbr.org/2016/10/the-comprehensive-business-case-for-sustainability

U.S. Economy Grew 2.9% in Third Quarter

“Growth rate was the fastest recorded in two years after expanding an anemic 1.4% in the second quarter.”
Article: http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-economy-grew-2-9-in-third-quarter-1477657992
Summary: http://blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2016/10/28/third-quarter-u-s-gdp-at-a-glance/

How Recruiters Source and Vet Candidates

“What Matters Most To Recruiters? Where Recruiters Evaluate Candidates. Watch Out For These Negative Influences. Referred Candidates Rate Second To Internal Hires. What Matters To Recruiters. Hot Industries To Target. Expect To See Recruiters Doing More.”
http://careersherpa.net/how-recruiters-source-and-vet-candidates-in-2016/

The 13 Hard and Fast Rules of Great Onboarding Programs

“Companies with standard onboarding processes experience 50 percent higher rates of new hire retention – which translates into huge savings later on down the road.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/the-13-hard-and-fast-rules-of-great-onboarding-programs/

How to Answer the Question “Why Should We Hire You?”

“This question is a way for the interviewer to see how you think about yourself fitting into the company, and what skills and experiences you will bring to the table. Show the interviewer you’re prepared by creating a strategy for answering this question:”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/why-should-we-hire-you/

19 Psychological Tricks that Will Help You Ace A Job Interview

“Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/psychological-tricks-to-ace-job-interview-2016-10

The Dirty Little Secret About Networking

“How to take the first steps toward having a list of strong connections.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-10-27/the-dirty-little-secret-about-networking

6 Terrible Ways to End A Presentation

“The last thing you say is what they remember. Your ‘grand finale’ is your final chance to make a lasting impression, reiterate your key points, tell the audience why the message is important, and ask them to respond to your recommended next steps.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/terrible-ways-to-end-a-presentation-2016-10

Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” – Stephen R. Covey

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: LinkedInTwitterGoogle+ArticlesEmail

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