Workforce Development News – March 6, 2017

By on March 6, 2017
Motivating People

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Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency

“Three ways to boost output.”
https://hbr.org/2017/03/great-companies-obsess-over-productivity-not-efficiency

The Right Way to Start a Meeting

“Here are some best practices for starting your next meeting.”
https://hbr.org/2017/03/the-right-way-to-start-a-meeting

Metro Monitor 2017

“An index of inclusive economic growth in the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/metro-monitor-2017/

Three Maps that Show How U.S. Metro Economies Are Doing

“The U.S. economy is now in its 93rd consecutive month of growth, the third longest expansion on record. It has added jobs for 76 straight months. Of course, this expansion has followed the worst downturn since the Great Depression. While useful, these top-line national numbers paint an incomplete portrait of the economy.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2017/03/03/three-maps-that-show-how-u-s-metro-economies-are-doing/

The Dream Job

“What do workers value most in a job and organization? What would their dream job look like?”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/204533/dream-job.aspx

Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude

“Remember that work is just one aspect of their lives.”
https://hbr.org/2017/03/motivating-people-starts-with-having-the-right-attitude

Your Team’s Time Management Problem Might Be a Focus Problem

“And you might be the cause.”
https://hbr.org/2017/02/your-teams-time-management-problem-might-be-a-focus-problem

5 Things We Still Get Wrong About the Gender Pay Gap

“Few topics stir up as much disagreement in the workplace as the gender pay gap.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/5-things-wrong-gender-wage-gap/

The Real Reason Employers Treat Job-Seekers Like Dirt

“Here are 10 of the worst problems with the well-established Recruiting and Selection process used at nearly every medium-sized and large organization.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2017/03/01/the-real-reason-employers-treat-job-seekers-like-dirt/

The Top Interview Deal-Breakers That Annoy Every HR Recruiter

“Ways to guarantee you’ll NOT get the job.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/interview-deal-breakers/

7 Things You Must Quit Doing to Be More Productive This Year

“Work hard. Work smart. And think about your work differently than everyone else.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/first-90-days-7-bad-habits-you-need-to-quit-to-be-more-productive-this-year.html

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

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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