Workforce Development News – Aug. 6, 2012

By on August 6, 2012
If You Can’t Find the Right Hire, Create Her

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Know the Latest St. Louis Workforce Research – Attend the 2012 State of the St. Louis Workforce

For the past three years, the Workforce Solutions Group has taken a regional leadership role to commission the State of the St. Louis Workforce research, a study of the St. Louis area economic landscape. The research study uncovers timely and critical workforce intelligence that helps our strategic partners in education, economic development, and employment respond to the most pressing talent development issues. Register now to attend our event August 8, 2012 at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

If You Can’t Find the Right Hire, Create Her

“With job growth lagging and an eager workforce that’s unable to find opportunities that match their skill sets, it would be a mistake for hiring managers to lose faith in peoples’ ability to learn, adapt, and produce in new roles. Nearly four in ten employers say they have open positions for which they can’t find a candidate with the right qualifications. That’s a problem we can fix by focusing on creating skills and developing talent, instead of waiting for the elusive perfect hire.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/07/if_you_cant_find_the_right_hire.html

Defuse an Angry Customer

“Use these six steps to cut through the drama so you can address your customer’s actual problem.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/customer-service-defuse-an-angry-customer.html

7 Ways You’re Wasting Time and Don’t Even Know It

“If you’re working 24/7 and not getting much done, it may be time to work smarter instead of harder. Here’s how.”
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48479533/ns/business-small_business/

The 6 Reasons You Didn’t Get The Job

“You can improve a job search by knowing what not to do. Competition is at its highest right now, which means there are lots of reasons you won’t get the job.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/glassheel/2012/08/02/the-6-reasons-why-you-didnt-get-the-job/

Is Your Leadership Showing?

“You’re the CEO of your company. But do you look and act like a leader? Here are five ways to get started.”
http://www.inc.com/brian-evje/is-your-leadership-showing.html

The Top 20 Self-Employed Occupations

“Which self-employment ventures actually employ the most people? And, of those, which are most profitable? A lot of these occupations make sense for self-employed workers. Many of them are not very lucrative, but the ones that made the top of the list are relatively easy to break into.”
http://www.economicmodeling.com/2012/08/03/the-20-largest-self-employed-occupations/

Want Learning To Stick? Chunk It

“Learning professionals need to design learning strategy and content to reflect evolving learning behavior. Learning should get to the heart of things quickly and be easily accessible.”
http://clomedia.com/articles/view/in-practice-want-learning-to-stick-chunk-it/

10 Business Clichés That Prove You’re Lazy

“Recognize any of the platitudes on this list? Here’s why you should stop using them – now.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-business-cliches-that-prove-youre-lazy.html

Explore, Create and Learn!

Advance your life personally and professionally. Registration for St. Louis Community College Continuing Education Fall 2012 classes starts today.
http://www.stlcc.edu/CE

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mohandas Gandhi

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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