Workforce Development News – Oct. 22, 2012

By on October 22, 2012
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STLCC’s Workforce Solutions Group Named a TII Top Workforce Provider

St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group has been named one of the 2012 Top Workforce Development Providers by Training Industry Inc. Criteria for selection included capability to deliver vocational training for those entering the workforce; commitment to the corporate training market; industry visibility, innovation and impact; number and strength of clients; and geographic reach.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2012/workforce-solutions-group-named-top-workforce-development-provider-training-industry/

Infographic: What Your Customers Wish You Knew About Them

“They finally spilled their secrets, which are listed in this graphic. Get ready to take a lot of notes.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/45682.aspx

Bosses: What Will You Do Differently Today?

“Many bosses lack integrity and work ethic and are leaving U.S. workers feeling unappreciated, uninspired, lonely, miserable, and bored at work. Here are six simple suggestions to make your employees feel more valued and engaged:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/10/bosses_what_will_you_do_differently.html

15 Ways To Identify Bad Leaders

“It’s important to realize that just because someone holds a position of leadership, doesn’t necessarily mean they should. Put another way, not all leaders are created equal. Here’s ways to identify bad leaders by pointing out a few things that should be obvious, but apparently aren’t.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/10/18/15-ways-to-identify-bad-leaders/

7 Facts About America’s Incredible Manufacturing Industry

“The U.S. Census Bureau has pulled together some key charts on the U.S. manufacturing sector, including some great tables breaking down the industry’s various sectors and geographies.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/7-facts-americas-manufacturing-industry-2012-10?op=1

10 Reasons to Stay in a Job for 10 Years

“Statistics show the majority of employees at every level are unhappy enough in their current positions to be actively or at least passively considering new jobs. We have big incentives to do all we can to keep our talented people around. Here are the 10 reasons why we think executives and employees need to think carefully before making a jump:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/10/10_reason_to_stay_in_a_job_for.html

Community Colleges Offer Much For Little

“Students are finding the community college route a great cost-saving strategy as well as a high-quality path to a degree. Students who earn their associate’s degree and enroll as juniors in a four-year college go on to do as well or better than students who started in the four-year college as freshmen.”
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/college-connection/community-colleges-offer-much-for-little/article_3ff866b0-17ab-11e2-aa0c-0019bb30f31a.html

Infographic: The New Job Hunt

“Learn about the profile of a job candidate, the generational differences, discovering opportunities and research and how job seekers are treating new jobs.”
http://www.theworkbuzz.com/news/job-surveys/infographic-the-new-job-hunt-2/

Closing the Great Skills Divide

“Organizations are struggling to fill mission-critical positions with the skilled talent they require. Here are seven strategies to help close the skills gap.”
http://talentmgt.com/articles/view/closing-the-great-skills-divide/

6 Secrets to Create a Powerful LinkedIn Summary

“Do you clearly explain why you’re on LinkedIn, who can benefit from your skills, and why you’re the best? If not, follow this advice.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/45673.aspx

Four Steps to Measuring What Matters

“Useful statistics have two qualities. They are persistent, showing that the outcome of an action at one time will be similar to the outcome of the same action at a later time; and they are predictive, demonstrating a causal relationship between the action and the outcome being measured. Choosing the right statistics — metrics that will allow you to understand, track, and manage the cause-and-effect relationships that determine the value of your company — is a four-step process:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/10/how_to_pick_the_right_metrics.html

The Biggest Economic Story In The World

“The full-on comeback in everything related to consumers and households in 9 charts.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/consumer-comeback-2012-10

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford

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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