Workforce Development News – August 28, 2017

By on August 28, 2017
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Help Your Team Achieve Work-Life Balance — Even When You Can’t

“Managers often have porous work-life boundaries, but that can send a confusing message to their teams. Employees can be left thinking they, too, should work late, answer email at all hours, and avoid taking their vacation time.”
https://hbr.org/2017/08/help-your-team-achieve-work-life-balance-even-when-you-cant

Hourly Workers Unhappier Than Salaried on Many Job Aspects

“Managers would do well to start with workplace elements they can improve for all workers, such as offering recognition, providing flexible hours, and helping to manage employees’ workload and stress.”
http://www.gallup.com/poll/216746/hourly-workers-unhappier-salaried-job-aspects.aspx

19 Things Great Bosses Refuse to Say (and Terrible Bosses Say All the Time)

“What leaders do is important, but what they say can be almost as important — in both positive and negative ways.”
https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/things-great-bosses-refuse-to-say-yet-terrible-bos.html

8 Cringeworthy Customer Service Stories

“It’s maddening when companies disregard the same customers they’re meant to serve, and it’s a near-universal experience.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/bad-customer-service-stories/

Help Employees Create Knowledge — Not Just Share It

“Managers should understand five essential distinctions: explicit versus tacit knowledge; learning versus performance improvement; individuals versus workgroups and networks; skills versus capabilities; and learning versus unlearning.”
https://hbr.org/2017/08/help-employees-create-knowledge-not-just-share-it

5 Facts About Student Loans

“Americans owed more than $1.3 trillion in student loans at the end of June. About four-in-ten adults under age 30 have student loan debt. Compared with young adults who don’t have student debt, student loan holders are less upbeat about the value of their degree.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/08/24/5-facts-about-student-loans/

Why Every Job Seeker Needs More Than One Resume

“Employers are not interested in ‘vanilla’ candidates and genuinely appreciate when applicants take the time to highlight the reasons they are a perfect fit for the position so they can more easily spot these individuals and move them to the next stage of screening.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/tailor-resume/

5 Things You Need For A Productive Job Search

“Successful job seekers have focus in four areas. You will also need to establish clear goals on how you manage your search. Focus and structure are nothing without discipline. And you will need to hold yourself accountable for sticking with the plan.”
http://careersherpa.net/5-things-you-need-for-a-productive-job-search/

15 Ways to Find and Keep Your Motivation at Work

“How to produce your best work throughout the day without feeling burned out.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-08-23/15-ways-to-find-and-keep-your-motivation-at-work

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein

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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