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Workforce Development News – April 1, 2013
A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.
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.
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“How is it that certain people are so incredibly persuasive? Can we all harness those skills?”
“Effectively resolving conflicts within your company can actually build a strong and diverse team that will keep fresh ideas and creativity flowing.”
“To be an effective manager, you need to be skilled at giving out both praise and criticism. While praise is easy to give, it is far more challenging and unpleasant to criticize your employees. Yet the practice of management requires you to occasionally show employees where they need to improve.”
“The people who spend the most time complaining about the lack of talent are the ones who don’t recognize talent to begin with. A cultural shift in actually understanding, recognizing and rewarding what we say we value is required.”
“Customer satisfaction is a joke. It’s customer loyalty that’s the real challenge.”
Valuable interactions, information, solutions, spaces and a special drawing will all be part of the open house hosted by the Workforce Solutions Group at the Corporate College from 8 am to 6 pm on April 9th. Tour the Corporate College and see why it is the best choice for all your business events; network with our staff and other guests; and attend short presentations throughout the day on a variety of topics.
“You’re not looking for generic employees. So why are you writing generic job listings?”
“In well-conducted job interviews, every question has some function relating to finding the person who can meet these two key employer objectives:”
“You’re nervous. Why does this happen to so many job candidates? How do you remain cool, calm and collected during an interview, so you’ll project an air of confidence that is attractive in a candidate?”
“Hiring managers spend only seconds skimming your resume before making a quick decision about whether to reject you or consider you further, so it’s essential that your resume doesn’t contain the red flags that will turn them off during that short initial scan.”
“One out of every two Millennials–age 18 to 32–is either unemployed or under-employed. This cohort is now the most educated, yet most-indebted generation in history.”
“Data slides aren’t really about the data. They’re about the meaning of the data. And it’s up to you to make that meaning clear before you click away. Otherwise, the audience won’t process–let alone buy–your argument.”
“The worst managers have a fundamentally broken understanding of workplace, company, and team dynamics. Don’t make these mistakes.”
“Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.” – Henry David Thoreau