Workforce Development News – Oct. 1, 2012

By on October 1, 2012
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Workforce Solutions Group to Sponsor Healthcare & Manufacturing Industry-Specific Workshops

Insights into the healthcare and manufacturing industries will be the topics for discussion at two workshops sponsored by St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group. The first workshop, focusing on the healthcare industry, is slated for 8:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 3, at in Room 219 at STLCC’s Corporate College, 3221 McKelvey Road in Bridgeton. Speakers include Mary Becker, senior vice president of the Missouri Hospital Association; Laura Lester of the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC); and Rod Nunn, STLCC’s vice chancellor for economic development and workforce solutions. The second workshop, focusing on manufacturing, will be 8:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Center for Workforce Innovation at 3344 Pershall Road, adjacent to STLCC’s Florissant Valley campus. Speakers include Jennifer McNelly, president of the Manufacturing Institute, the educational arm of the National Association of Manufacturers; and Alan Spell of MERIC. Registration for each workshop is $49. To register, contact the STLCC Continuing Education at 314-984-7777.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2012/stlccs-workforce-solutions-group-sponsor-industry-specific-workshops/

6 Habits of Extraordinary Bosses

“These daily behaviors separate truly brilliant managers from their not-so-brilliant peers.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/6-habits-of-extraordinary-bosses.html

How to Respond to Negativity

“Here’s a three-step process for effectively turning around negative people:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2012/09/how-to-respond-to-negativity.html

10 Body Language Tics That Could Cost You The Interview – And The Job

“I hate to prejudge people, and I knew she was completely unaware of what she was doing. But since the position was my call I can say with absolute certainty that it cost her the job.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2012/09/26/10-body-language-tics-that-could-cost-you-the-interview-and-the-job/

Ten Reasons People Resist Change

“Leadership is about change, but what is a leader to do when faced with ubiquitous resistance?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/kanter/2012/09/ten-reasons-people-resist-chang.html

Understanding Fear of Process Improvement

“Few attempts at fundamental change are very successful, a few are utter failures, and most fall somewhere in between, with a distinct tilt to failure. There is a simple yet highly effective tool for getting at the root cause of process performance problems:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/09/understanding_fear_of_process_improvement.html

Four Ways Boomers Are Beating Millennials At The Job Hunt

“While unemployed Millennials are more optimistic than their parents about finding jobs, they’re less tech-savvy than Boomers when it comes to getting it done.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2012/09/25/four-ways-boomers-are-beating-millennials-at-the-job-hunt/

10 Workforce Skills Every Student Should Gain Before Leaving College

“While getting a college degree dramatically improves a person’s potential earnings over time, the sheepskin alone is not the sine qua non. For the last two decades the business community has criticized higher education for producing graduates with degrees but inadequate skills. In general terms the complaints amounted to degree-holders being unable to analyze problems, write, or work in diverse settings.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-t-minor/college-grad-career-advice-_b_1913624.html

Get Customers to Read Emails: 7 Tricks

“If you want prospective customers to open your emails, you need to pique their interest. Here are seven techniques that will make your emails stand out.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/get-customers-to-read-emails-7-tricks.html

Social Doesn’t Drive Online Sales, and Why That’s Fine

“Email and search dominate the online space in driving online sales. Social media drives less than 1% of online sales. This is complete anathema to those who argue that traditional marketing in its various forms is ‘dead.’ There’s food for thought here, and four key takeaways:”
http://davefleet.com/2012/09/forrester-email-search-drive-online-sales-social/

Timelapse Video: Purely Pacific Northwest

“I choose to shoot locations that appeal to the way I would like to interpret the story of time. Here in the Pacific Northwest, there are endless opportunities to document the magnificence of the world around us. I have discovered that when time is the storyteller, a special kind of truth emerges.” (Vimeo 4:08).
http://vimeo.com/48787310

The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way.” – Henry Miller

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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