Workforce Development News – February 13, 2017

By on February 13, 2017
In a Difficult Conversation, Listen More Than You Talk

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Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

“It’s far more than just being nice.”
https://hbr.org/2017/02/emotional-intelligence-has-12-elements-which-do-you-need-to-work-on

The New Face of American Unemployment

“As the U.S. labor force crests again, a new complex of problems locks many Americans out of the workplace.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2017-new-unemployment/

What We Know—and Don’t Know—About the Declining Labor Force Participation Rate

“Explanations for the decline tend to focus on supply-side factors (workers are ill-fit for the jobs available) or demand-side factors (employers aren’t hiring). But not all experts agree with this assessment.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/social-mobility-memos/2017/02/03/what-we-know-and-dont-know-about-the-declining-labor-force-participation-rate/

In a Difficult Conversation, Listen More Than You Talk

“You don’t need the last word.”
https://hbr.org/2017/02/in-a-difficult-conversation-listen-more-than-you-talk

Infographic: The Introvert’s Job Interview Toolkit

“As an introvert, there are plenty of things we can do before, during, and after the interview to ward off anxiety, maximize performance, and make a positive impact on potential employers.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/the-introverts-job-interview-toolkit-infographic/

Proof That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off

“And does so on almost every financial measure that matters.”
https://hbr.org/2017/02/finally-proof-that-managing-for-the-long-term-pays-off

Americans and Cybersecurity

“Many Americans do not trust modern institutions to protect their personal data – even as they frequently neglect cybersecurity best practices in their own personal lives.”
http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/01/26/americans-and-cybersecurity/

How to Respond to an Offensive Comment at Work

“Know when it’s worth speaking up.”
https://hbr.org/2017/02/how-to-respond-to-an-offensive-comment-at-work

Why Smart People Don’t Multitask

“Multitasking is really tempting. It’s also really bad for you.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/288829

Lifelong Learning Is Good for Your Health, Your Wallet, and Your Social Life

“So make time for it.”
https://hbr.org/2017/02/lifelong-learning-is-good-for-your-health-your-wallet-and-your-social-life

The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”– Michelle Obama

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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