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Workforce Development News – Aug. 26, 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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“We have a lot of difficulty using our newly-found time wisely. We wind up facing the same problem again — the same time pressure, the same stress, the same feeling-not-quite ready — only now we’ve gone an additional week, or month, or year without reaching an important goal. So why do we squander the time extensions we are given, and what can we do about it?”
Insights on the key takeaways from the 2013 State of St. Louis Workforce Report by Rod Nunn, D.M. (St. Louis Community College), Clem Smith (State Representative, 85th District), Keith English (State Representative, 68th District), Debbie Walkenhorst (SSM Health Care-St. Louis), Bill Otto (State Representative, 70th District), Alan Spell (MERIC), and Keith Darling (AEP River Operations). Perspectives include the employer value of degrees, certificates, creative thinking and soft skills; workforce needs of employers moving to Missouri; and opportunities to partner between business and education to create the workforce needed by employers. Download the full 2013 State of St. Louis Workforce Report at www.stlcc.edu/stlworkforce. (YouTube 3:36).
“The following daily goals will help assess your performance. You can use them to review your leadership opportunities at the beginning of the day and assess your performance at the end.”
“Being the boss is hard work and it’s even harder if your employees think you’re acting like a fool. Here are ten common silly phrases that bosses use, followed by a far more effective alternative.”
“Managers’ words carry enormous weight with the people they manage – and the wrong words can destroy employee morale and motivation. Yet bad managers go on saying the wrong things repeatedly.”
“People in general commonly misinterpret displays of confidence as a sign of competence.”
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“It’s been over four years since the recovery officially began, but there are still over four million people who are long-term unemployed. That’s four million people who can’t find work even after looking for six months or more.”
“Many of the questions potential new hires ask are throwaways. But not these.”
“From your elevator speech to your online image and connections, there are many facets that can impress—or repel—a potential employer.”
“46 percent of new hires failed within 18 months, and that 89 percent of the time it was for attitude, not a lack of technical skills.”
“Companies say too many applicants just don’t have the right skills. Partnerships between employers and community colleges are looking to fix that.”
“Digital teams are responsible for developing, testing, and implementing a strategy to reach and engage target audiences through digital channels like web, mobile, and social. Here are six attributes to consider when sourcing talent for a high-performing digital team.”
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” – Douglas Adams