Workforce Development News – Dec. 17, 2012

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The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013

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The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013

“Technical expertise and their various applications figure heavily on the list–but it’s the less flashy skills that really dominate.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2012/12/10/the-10-skills-that-will-get-you-a-job-in-2013/

It’s Time to Wage an All-Out War on Waste

“Lean concepts have moved beyond the factory floor to become an organizing set of principles and practices applicable to all business operations and activities. Every idea in your company can benefit from a lean approach, be it a product, process, service, or strategy. But what does it really mean to be lean?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/12/seven_targets_for_lean_innovat.html

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

“Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected talent departures. Employees don’t quit working for companies, they quit working for their bosses – smart leaders don’t make these mistakes:”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/12/13/10-reasons-your-top-talent-will-leave-you/

Those Who Manage, Teach

“Bosses who teach skills and habits to employees drive higher individual productivity and elevate team performance.”
http://clomedia.com/articles/view/those-who-manage-teach/

Five Ways to Take Control of Your Career in 2013

“Your career development and progression are ultimately your responsibility. Here are five things you can do to make sure you’re optimizing your performance and development, and preparing for advancement.”
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/career/five-ways-to-take-control-of-your-career-in-2013/4737

Not Just Patriotic, U.S. Manufacturing May Be Smart

“Companies are seeing real economic advantages to ‘insourcing,’ a reversal of the outsourcing trends that sent U.S. manufacturing overseas.”
http://www.npr.org/2012/12/08/166801322/not-just-patriotic-u-s-manufacturing-may-be-smart

Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes

“We all know what it’s like to sit through a bad presentation. We can easily spot the flaws — too long, too boring, indecipherable, what have you — when we watch others speak. The thing is, when we take the stage ourselves, many of us fall into the same traps.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/12/avoid_these_five_mistakes_in_y.html

8 Beliefs That Make You More Resilient

“What you believe about work either weakens you or makes you stronger.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/8-beliefs-that-make-you-more-resilient.html

16 Charts That Explain America’s Income Inequality Crisis

“The middle class crisis — and its resulting income inequality — is the most important economic story of our time.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/12/a-giant-statistical-round-up-of-the-income-inequality-crisis-in-16-charts/266074/

Nine Ways Successful People Defeat Stress

“You have too much on your plate, deadlines are looming, people are counting on you, and to top it all off, you still have holiday shopping to do. You are under a lot of pressure — so much that at times, you suspect the quality of your work suffers for it.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/12/nine_ways_successful_people_de.html

There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mohandas K. 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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