Workforce Development News – April 4, 2011

By on April 4, 2011

Employer’s Performance Management Forum, April 6, 2011

Effective performance management is not an event. A successful organization’s performance management system sees people as their most valuable resource and nurtures that value through a continuous process–starting before a potential employee walks through the door and continuing throughout the entire employment experience. This free Forum will provide an overview of four critical performance management tools and a St. Louis-based business will talk about the benefits derived from some of these tools.
[Registration Link Removed – Registration Closed]

Four Reasons Any Action Is Better than None

“It’s well-known that busy people get the most done. Their secret is simple: They never stop moving. The only way to activate potential is to support action.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/kanter/2011/03/four-reasons-any-action-is-bet.html

How to Succeed in Business Writing: Don’t Be Dickens

“The difference between business writing and all other forms of expression is one thing: a call to action. A memo, report, business plan, email, and so on, all have in common that they ask the reader to do something, which is usually either to part with their own money or someone else’s money. How to ensure your memo contains a clear call to action? A few things to keep in mind:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/03/how_to_succeed_in_business_wri.html

How to Write an Article in 20 Minutes

“Writing quickly doesn’t mean compromising on writing well, though. I’ve got seven tips to get you in and out of that composition box in twenty minutes – without sacrificing quality.”
http://www.copyblogger.com/write-article-fast/

5 Online Job Search Mistakes You’re Making & How to Avoid Them

“Searching for a new job can be difficult. But, it’s important to stay on top of your search and avoid small mistakes that may cost you an opportunity. In a tough market, even the smallest of mistakes may land your resume in the ‘no’ pile. Avoid the following mistakes to be on your way to job search success:”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2011/04/5-online-job-search-mistakes-you%e2%80%99re-making-how-to-avoid-them.html

5 Signs You Need a Marketing Makeover

“Your business is rolling along and you think your brand strategy is working. But is it? Are your marketing messages and materials driving the results you need? You’ll know it’s time to go back to the marketing drawing board if you can identify any one of the following red flags happening at your business.”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/smb/5-signs-you-need-a-marketing-makeover/4154

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: April 2011

“This post features 35 free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for April 2011. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.”
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/03/31/desktop-wallpaper-calendar-april-2011/

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

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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