Workforce Development News – Feb. 26, 2018

By on February 26, 2018
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Tell Employees What You Want Them to Strive for (in as Few Words as Possible)

“The more leadership principles get concise, the more you can put them into action.”
https://hbr.org/2018/02/tell-employees-what-you-want-them-to-strive-for-in-as-few-words-as-possible

Metro Monitor 2018

“America’s progress remains uneven: economic divides are growing between the coasts and the heartland, technology and other sectors, and the rich and the poor. St. Louis is 65th in jobs, 41st in productivity, 31st in standard of living, and 8th in median wage.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/metro-monitor-2018/

The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause

“If Abraham Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs were redesigned today to explain what motivates people at work, beyond the survival basics, what would it look like?”
https://hbr.org/2018/02/people-want-3-things-from-work-but-most-companies-are-built-around-only-one

10 Mistakes that Will Instantly Destroy Your Chances of Getting Hired

“Nearly half of employers know if a candidate is a good fit within the first five minutes. Failure to make eye contact, failure to smile and playing with something on the table among biggest body language mistakes job seekers make during an interview.”
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-most-unusual-interview-mistakes-and-biggest-body-language-mishaps-according-to-annual-careerbuilder-survey-300600650.html

How Top ATS Systems Analyze Your Resume

“Most hiring companies use ATS. Acknowledging them and understanding their weaknesses is a sure-fire way to speed up your job search.”
https://www.job-hunt.org/personal-SEO/3-ways-ATS-analyze-resumes.shtml

How to Prepare for a Video Interview

“Video interviews are, in many ways, different from in-person interviews. While they may be more convenient for both you and the interviewer, video interviews also pose their own unique challenges.”
Part 1: https://www.recruiter.com/i/how-to-prepare-for-a-video-interview-part-1/
Part 2: https://www.recruiter.com/i/how-to-prepare-for-a-video-interview-part-2/

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

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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