Workforce Development News – March 27, 2017

By on March 27, 2017
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Why the Millions We Spend on Employee Engagement Buy Us So Little

“Most initiatives amount to an adrenaline shot.”
https://hbr.org/2017/03/why-the-millions-we-spend-on-employee-engagement-buy-us-so-little

10 of the Biggest Mistakes New Managers Make & How to Avoid Them

“Every new manager messes up at some point. What really matters is whether he or she responds with grace and humility, is quickly able to formulate and enact a recovery plan and learns from the mistakes — things that not everyone does.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/new-manager-mistakes/

12 Ways To Update How You Network

“If you’ve been reluctant to network or you’ve tried it and it just wasn’t for you, don’t give up on networking. It is still the best career insurance you can have.”
http://careersherpa.net/12-ways-to-update-how-you-network/

Is Paid Family Leave Becoming a New Standard for Employers?

“Supporting parents and other caregivers is key to finding—and keeping—top talent in the 21st century workplace.”
https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/0317/Pages/is-paid-family-leave-becoming-a-new-standard-for-employers.aspx

Access to Paid Family Leave Varies Widely Across Employers and Industries

“Americans generally support paid family and medical leave, but relatively few workers have access to paid leave.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/03/23/access-to-paid-family-leave-varies-widely-across-employers-industries/

Key Takeaways on Americans’ Views of, and Experiences with, Family and Medical Leave

“Large shares of adults express support for paid family and medical leave, and most supporters say employers should cover the costs. Still, about half of Americans say the federal government should require employers to provide this benefit.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/03/23/key-takeaways-on-americans-views-of-and-experiences-with-family-and-medical-leave/

7 Interview Answers That Make Recruiters Roll Their Eyes

“Which interview responses are the worst offenders, and what should you say instead?”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/bad-interview-answers/

How to Write a Knockout Career Summary

“Utilize the resume real estate between your contact information and work experience wisely.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-03-23/how-to-write-a-knockout-career-summary

60+ LinkedIn Profile Tips for Marketers

“Breathe new life into your profile, improve your presence in search results, generate more views, and impress your audience.”
http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2016/08/linkedin-profile-tips/

11 Storytelling Formulas to Supercharge Your Social Media Marketing

“Marketing is ‘the art of telling a story that resonates with your audience and then spreads.’”
https://blog.bufferapp.com/storytelling-formulas

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

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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