Workforce Development News – Oct. 16, 2017

By on October 16, 2017
Tricky Work Situations

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7 Tricky Work Situations, and How to Respond to Them

“You know the moment: a mood-veering, thought-steering, pressure-packed interaction with a colleague, boss, or client when the right thing to say is stuck in a verbal traffic jam between your brain and your mouth.”
https://hbr.org/2017/10/7-tricky-work-situations-and-how-to-respond-to-them

Five Maps Show Progress Made, But Mostly Lost, on Middle-Class Incomes in America

“So while the American middle class might have newfound momentum, many of its members may feel like their living standards have not improved in a couple of decades.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/five-maps-show-progress-made-but-mostly-lost-on-middle-class-incomes-in-america/

3 Reasons Why Performance Development Wins in the Workplace

“Shifts in the global workforce have created a significant schism between how organizations manage employee performance and what employees say is imperative to their individual development.”
http://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/220478/why-performance-development-wins-workplace.aspx

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

“Focus on the big picture, not just the execution.”
https://hbr.org/2017/10/to-be-a-great-leader-you-have-to-learn-how-to-delegate-well

The Barriers Stopping Poor People From Moving to Better Jobs

“Highly educated people still relocate for work, but exorbitant housing costs in the best-paying cities make it difficult for anyone else to do so.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/10/geographic-mobility-and-housing/542439/

Who is Poor in the United States?

“Over 2 million Americans meet this criteria: working full-time all year long but not earning enough to work their way out of poverty.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/who-is-poor-in-the-united-states-a-hamilton-project-annual-report/

112 Questions to Ask to Get to Know Your New Hire

“You spend 40+ hours a week with these people, so you should probably get to know them! Of course, the process for onboarding and engagement doesn’t stop there. Put in the work to make your new hires feel like a part of the team.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/112-questions-to-ask-to-get-to-know-your-new-hire/

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

“More ideas from more different kinds of people made for stronger innovation pipelines.”
https://hbr.org/2017/10/data-from-3-5-million-employees-shows-how-innovation-really-works

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” – John Maxwell

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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