Workforce Development News – Sept. 17, 2012

By on September 17, 2012
Our New Video: 2012 State of St. Louis Workforce

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Our New Video: 2012 State of St. Louis Workforce

The 2012 State of the St. Louis Workforce event attracted over 400 leaders from all across the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Individuals from the business, education, economic development, non-profits and the public workforce system all came together on this day to hear and discuss the latest workforce intelligence with one purpose in mind – collaboration to advance regional economic recovery. (YouTube 3:44).
http://youtu.be/KoUM5e_NfrM

10 Rules for Getting Things Done

“Moving a company forward takes more than a well-formulated strategy and good implementation processes: ultimately it comes down to how well each individual executive gets things done.”
http://www.imd.org/research/challenges/rules-business-efficiency-jacques-horovitz.cfm

Bring Courtesy Back to the Workplace

“Respect towards others should be standard behavior in the workplace, regardless of role, rank, or reputation. But as companies have become more virtual, global, and stressed out, this assumption can break down unless we focus on it more explicitly.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/ashkenas/2012/09/bring-courtesy-back-to-the-wor.html

Infographic: Why Employee Referrals Are the Best Source of Hire

“It’s still about who you know, and your current employees may already hold the key to the perfect candidate.”
http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/infographic-employee-referrals-hire/

How Millennials Work Differently From Everyone Else

“As more and more millennial workers assume management positions, you may notice changes in the nature of the workplace. Why?”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2012/09/13/how-millennials-work-differently-from-everyone-else/

Why College Isn’t a Bubble

“… and why we should still think of new ways to educate young adults.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/09/why-college-isnt-a-bubble/262173/

Fall 2012 St. Louis Industry Insights Seminars

Today’s workplace is more competitive than ever. To help you maintain an edge, St. Louis Community College is offering a series of expert insights into the issues that are impacting the economy, the job market and specific industries, as well as advice for how to succeed in this environment. As an extension of the State of St. Louis Workforce report, we invite you to join us as we take a closer look at the facts presented by local experts and see how these industries are impacting the local job market and economy. Breakfast included. $49 per session.
http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101694012919-745/Industry_Insights_fall2012.pdf

Infographic: Personal Branding With Social Media

“Social media is everywhere – and since there’s no escaping, you might as well learn to leverage it best for your personal brand. Here are the basics of personal branding with social media and how to showcase yourself best on the web:”
http://blog.hiredmyway.com/infographic-personal-branding-with-social-media/

Infographic: Job Seekers Beware – Social Profiles Can Help You Land or Lose A Job

“Today, 92 percent of companies use LinkedIn, Facebook and/or Twitter for recruiting, which makes social networking essential when job hunting. Here’s what you need to know about creating a positive impression to help get you hired.”
http://blog.jobvite.com/2012/08/job-seekers-beware-social-profiles-can-help-you-land-or-lose-a-job/

15 LinkedIn Tips to Improve Your Job Search

“Having a LinkedIn profile is a great way to network with professionals as you begin your job hunt, but having an unfinished or poorly compiled profile can send the wrong signals to recruiters and potential employers.”
http://www.cio.com/article/715912/15_LinkedIn_Tips_to_Improve_Your_Job_Search

The Top 75 Websites For Your Career

“Forbes’ list of the best online destinations for interns, job seekers, business owners, established professionals, retirees, and anyone else looking to launch, improve, advance, or change his or her career.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2012/09/14/the-top-75-websites-for-your-career/

Cure for Work Stress

“Change the way you think about the future, and you can reduce (or even eliminate) stress.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/cure-for-work-stress.html

Why You Need Charisma

“The emerging leaders and rising entrepreneurs on whom I place my bets have one thing in common besides a promising idea…”
http://blogs.hbr.org/kanter/2012/09/why-you-need-charisma.html

Charisma is the transference of enthusiasm.” – Ralph Archbold

About Richard Schumacher

Richard is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He has over 25 years experience in technology, instructional design, eLearning, training, web content, IT consulting, and business 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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