Workforce Development News – February 21, 2017

By on February 21, 2017
Workplace Changing at a Dizzying Pace

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American Workplace Changing at a Dizzying Pace

“Organizations must reconsider how they manage their workforces. Employees are pushing companies to break down long-established structures. Organizations are not giving employees compelling reasons to stay.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/203957/american-workplace-changing-dizzying-pace.aspx

Being Engaged at Work Is Not the Same as Being Productive

You need to create a culture of both engagement and productivity.
https://hbr.org/2017/02/being-engaged-at-work-is-not-the-same-as-being-productive

Disrupting the Hiring Process

“Why is there a ‘talent shortage’ when millions of Americans are looking for good jobs? It’s time to change how companies hire.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/203960/disrupting-hiring-process.aspx

How to Write the Perfect Interview Thank-You Email

“A thank-you email after an interview is a reflection of your soft skills: your comfort with expressing gratitude, your willingness to follow through, and your ability to strike a professional and personal chord at work.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/interview-thank-you-email/

Brand Yourself for Career Stability

“Answer the right questions to define your skills and interests.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-02-15/brand-yourself-for-career-stability

How to Write a Dazzling LinkedIn Summary

“You are neglecting a golden opportunity to tell your personal brand story.”
http://executiveresumebranding.com/how-to-write-a-dazzling-linkedin-summary/

This Is What Recruiters Look For On Your LinkedIn Profile

“What catches their eye—or pass you by? You might be surprised.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/3067594/hit-the-ground-running/this-is-what-recruiters-look-for-on-your-linkedin-profile

What to Do if Recruiters Don’t Have Time to Read Your Cover Letter

“Here are four alternative ways to stand out.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-02-14/what-to-do-if-recruiters-dont-have-time-to-read-your-cover-letter

When Was the Last Time You Took On a New Challenge?

“Tackling something hard has benefits.”
https://hbr.org/2017/02/when-was-the-last-time-you-took-on-a-new-challenge

The 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

Beautiful and amazing photography including dancing octopus, lionfish, whale, wrecks, orcas, clownfish, seal, and green turtles.
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/02/the-2017-underwater-photographer-of-the-year-contest/516651/

You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey

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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