Workforce Development News – July 23, 2012

By on July 23, 2012
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The 11 Leadership Secrets You’ve Never Heard About

“The old distinctions between leaders and followers are gone. Great followers follow by leading. Here’s 11 ways to make sure you do just that.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/augustturak/2012/07/17/the-11-leadership-secrets-you-never-heard-about/

10 (More) Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People

“Successful people think about their work differently than most.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-more-beliefs-of-remarkably-successful-people.html

10 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic People

“Being remarkably charismatic isn’t about our level of success or our presentation skills or how we dress or the image we project—it’s about what we do.”
http://business.time.com/2012/07/13/10-habits-of-remarkably-charismatic-people/

What’s Wrong With Using Resumes For Hiring? Pretty Much Everything

“The flaws, the weaknesses, and problems associated with resumes are many. I have listed the top 30 problems, divided into five distinct categories.”
http://www.ere.net/2012/07/16/what%E2%80%99s-wrong-with-using-resumes-for-hiring-pretty-much-everything/

3 Interview Questions That Reveal Everything

“Employee fit is crucial. Here’s a simple way to know if a job candidate is right for your business.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/3-interview-questions-that-reveal-everything.html

The Value of a Multigenerational Workplace

“Different generations in the workplace have more in common than we’ve been led to believe. The crisis points are often around differences in how people interpret values, which can be mitigated with communication and training.”
http://www.diversity-executive.com/articles/view/it-takes-all-kinds-the-value-of-a-multigenerational-workplace/

5 Effective & Genuine Techniques to Motivate Employees

“Reward your staffers in ways they’ll find meaningful, and you’ll convey that keeping them motivated is important to you.”
http://www.inc.com/vanessa-merit-nornberg/employee-motivation-effective-genuine-techniques.html

Infographic: Employers Are Scoping Out Job Candidates on Social Media – What Are They Finding?

“It turns out that 37 percent of employers are using social networking site to research job seekers’ every online move.”
http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobPoster/Resources/page.aspx?template=none&sc_cmp2=JP_Infographic_2012SocialMedia&pagever=2012SocialMedia

37 Essential Rules of Writing

“Some explain grammatical structure, some distinguish homonyms, and some clarify usage. All will help you express yourself clearly.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/45202.aspx

Lovely Sky Monsters

Twenty-two amazing storm shots by award-winning photographer Camille Seaman.
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/07/lovely-sky-monsters/100336/

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.

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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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