Workforce Development News – June 26, 2017

By on June 26, 2017
Stop the Meeting Madness

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Stop the Meeting Madness

“We can all joke about how painful they are, but that pain has real consequences for teams and organizations. Every minute spent in a wasteful meeting eats into solo work that’s essential for creativity and efficiency. Here’s a five-step process for real improvement—along with the diagnostic work you’ll need to do in advance.”
https://hbr.org/2017/07/stop-the-meeting-madness.html

Meet The Out-of-Work

“Local profiles of jobless adults and strategies to connect them to employment.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/meet-the-out-of-work/

How Managers Drive Results and Employee Engagement at the Same Time

“Focus on six things that research identifies as crucial to both driving for results and fostering engagement: communicating a clear direction; inspiring others; setting stretch goals; having high integrity; developing others; and being coachable yourself.”
https://hbr.org/2017/06/how-managers-drive-results-and-employee-engagement-at-the-same-time

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

“Disruption isn’t the only approach.”
https://hbr.org/2017/06/the-4-types-of-innovation-and-the-problems-they-solve

Will Robots Make Job Training (and Workers) Obsolete?

“As economists frequently explain, automation creates new jobs while eliminating older ones, in patterns that have held up again and again over time. But is this time different?”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/will-robots-make-job-training-and-workers-obsolete-workforce-development-in-an-automating-labor-market/

Changing Company Culture Requires a Movement, Not a Mandate

“Culture change can’t be achieved through top-down mandate. It lives in the collective hearts and habits of people and their shared perception of ‘how things are done around here.'”
https://hbr.org/2017/06/changing-company-culture-requires-a-movement-not-a-mandate

9 Most Common Interview Questions (And How To Answer Them Like a Pro)

“With the number of job applicants who are actively seeking on the rise, being prepared to answer these questions has never been more important. You’ve taken the first step and landed the initial meeting, but now what?”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/9-most-common-interview-questions/

Handle Your Stress Better by Knowing What Causes It

“No matter how brave, hardworking and intelligent you may be, there comes a time when stress becomes overwhelming and you get triggered.”
https://hbr.org/2017/06/handle-your-stress-better-by-knowing-what-causes-it

You can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” – Lori Greiner

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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