Workforce Development News – Nov. 27, 2012

By on November 27, 2012
Things A Boss Should Never Say To An Employee

A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.

Subscribe to our blog
The Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College leverages education for growth in the knowledge economy by offering programs and services designed to advance people, businesses and communities. We are located at the Corporate College, a state of the art facility solely dedicated to corporate education and professional development.
Find out more …

9 Things A Boss Should Never Say To An Employee

“An article to benefit all thoughtful bosses and be a reminder of good management principles as well.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alanhall/2012/11/24/9-things-a-boss-should-never-say-to-an-employee/

Skills Don’t Pay the Bills

“Who will operate a highly sophisticated machine for $10 an hour? Not a lot of people. As a result, there is going to be a skills gap.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/magazine/skills-dont-pay-the-bills.html

7 Ways Job Searching Has Changed

“Here are seven ways the job search is different today than it was just a decade ago.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/11/26/7-ways-job-searching-has-changed

The False Tradeoff in Redesigning Work

“Actively engaging your front line employees in improving the way work is done makes perfect sense. It allows front line workers to learn by doing. It builds capability. It gets the work done. It builds emotional commitment to changes. Yet in practice, leaders seldom choose to actively engage the front line when redesigning work. Why?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/11/in_theory_actively_engaging_yo.html

Why College Grads Are Heading Back…to Community College

“College grads are heading back to school, but not grad school. In some cases, associates degrees offer more economic bang for their buck than bachelor’s degrees.”
http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2012/11/20/college-grads-community-college/

Must-Have Job Skills in 2013

“For employees who want to get ahead, basic competency won’t be enough. To win a promotion or land a job next year, experts say there are four must-have job skills:”
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324735104578118902763095818.html

5 Things That Really Smart People Do

“Don’t get in the way of your own learning. Here are five ways to step aside and continue to increase your smarts.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/5-things-that-really-smart-people-do.html

10 Ways to Botch Your Job Interview

“You spent years honing your career, driving your brand, and equipping yourself with the right resume. Now, you’ve been invited into that all-important job interview. To succeed, there are several things you should always do, but perhaps more importantly, there are also things you should avoid at all costs.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/11/26/10-ways-to-botch-your-job-interview

10 Characteristics of Great Online Content

“You know it’s important to create good content, but that’s easier said than done. Use this checklist the next time you sit down to crank out copy.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/45798.aspx

35 Graphs That Show How Your Spending Habits Change With Age

“Everyone’s needs and wants evolve dramatically with age.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/11/35-amazing-graphs-that-show-how-your-spending-habits-change-with-age/265575/

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – B.B. King

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *