Workforce Development News – July 2, 2012

By on July 2, 2012
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Register Now for the State of the St. Louis Workforce Event

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 this free event August 8, 2012 at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People

“The most successful people in business approach their work differently than most. See how they think—and why it works.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/9-beliefs-of-remarkably-successful-people.html

Make Learning Small, Medium and Large

“Learning professionals should take a cue from coffee houses and cafes and devise fresh and agile language to describe the size and depth of each content module.”
http://clomedia.com/articles/view/5202/make-learning-small-medium-and-large

7 Habits of Extraordinary Teams

“Want better teamwork and greater success? Make sure your employees are following these easy guidelines.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/7-habits-of-extraordinary-teams.html

The Key Ingredients of a Successful Team

“Executives would do well to understand the importance of autonomy, mastery, and a sense of purpose in driving success. The secret sauce for a successful team has three ingredients:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hbr/nayar/2012/06/three-things-that-drive-teams.html

Infographic: Managing Millennials: Why Gen Y Will Be Running the Country by 2020

“In just eight short years, 46% of the U.S. workforce will be comprised of millennials. Aside from their preference for engaging work environments, millennials value jobs that encourage social media activity. One-in-three indicated he would prioritize social media freedom, device flexibility and work mobility over salary when considering a job offer.”
http://mashable.com/2012/06/28/millennials-work-jobs/

Top 10 Guidelines for Social Media Background Checks

“Nearly half of all employers conduct social media background checks on job candidates. Know the risks of acquiring information about the protected categories and activities of candidates.”
http://www.ere.net/2012/06/26/top-10-guidelines-for-social-media-background-checks/

8 Winning Ways To Perform Workplace Wonders

“What is your attitude when you are at work? Are you excited about the workplace culture and the people that surround you? What is your performance state of mind at work?”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/glennllopis/2012/06/25/8-winning-ways-to-perform-workplace-wonders/

Networking Tips: Go From Awkward to Awesome

“Networking events aren’t really that hard: Plan your work, work your plan. Here’s how.”
http://www.inc.com/patricia-fletcher/awkward-to-awesome-five-networking-tips.html

Microsoft Office 2010 “How To” Skills Builder Video Series

“A series of ‘How To’ videos to help you improve/add-on to your existing Microsoft Office 2010 skills.”
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2012/06/25/microsoft-office-2010-how-to-skills-builder-video-series.aspx

20 Ways to Find Your Calling

“Not sure what to be when you grow up (whenever that is)? Fret no more. We can figure this out together. Let’s get started.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicahagy/2012/06/26/20-ways-to-find-your-calling/

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein

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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