Workforce Development News – Aug. 5, 2013

By on August 5, 2013
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This Wednesday: Attend the State of St. Louis Workforce 2013 Event

Where are the jobs in our region? Why is there a skills gap in St. Louis? What’s the labor market value of degrees and certificates? How do online degrees compare with traditional degrees? Do employers prefer an experienced worker over a highly-skilled new graduate? How will the Affordable Care Act affect employment levels? All of these questions and more will be discussed at the 2013 State of St. Louis Workforce Seminar. Please join us and take part in this highly anticipated event.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2013/attend-august-7-2013-state-st-louis-workforce-event/

STLCC to Launch Career Coach August 7

Wondering what the “hot” jobs will be when you graduate? Thinking about a career change? On Aug. 7, St. Louis Community College will launch the STLCC Career Coach, an online tool to help job seekers answer these questions and more. With one click, St. Louisans can access real-time information about local employment, including how much jobs will pay, which industries have job openings and which jobs will be needed in the future.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2013/stlcc-launch-career-coach-august-7-2013/

How to Reward Your Stellar Team

“You’ve been told that getting the most from your team depends on rewarding and recognizing them collectively. But it’s tough to do that, especially when most management systems are so focused on individual performance, undermining the very teamwork you’re hoping to encourage.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hmu/2013/08/how-to-reward-your-stellar-tea.html

Infographic: 10 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

“Did you know that employee engagement begins before a person even becomes an employee? Implement these tips to keep employees invested in your company.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/46981.aspx

Sacred Cows and Silly Practices Die Slowly in Recruiting

“Extensive data demonstrated that five extremely common recruiting practices all had zero or minimal value for successfully predicting the on-the-job performance of candidates. Here are 15 of the worst practices.”
http://www.ere.net/2013/07/29/sacred-cows-and-silly-practices-die-slowly-in-recruiting/

Just-in-Time Toolkit for Managers

“Tips, checklists, and resources to help managers lead a disability inclusive workforce.”
http://disabilitytoolkit.edi.cornell.edu/

12 Tips For Dealing With A Lazy Co-Worker

“Carping and tattling won’t get you anywhere – but there are a few things you can when you’re working with a lazy colleague.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/08/01/12-tips-for-dealing-with-a-lazy-co-worker/

4 Reasons Your Résumé is Thrown in the Trash (And How to Pull It Out)

“Avoid these potholes, get more interviews, and start working on your career instead of more applications.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/07/30/4-reasons-your-rsum-is-thrown-in-the-trash-and-how-to-pull-it-out

Why HR Needs to Stop Passing Over the Long-Term Unemployed

“The way to get hiring of the long-term unemployed started is to recognize that there is no objective case in this economy for not considering a candidate who has been out of work for a while. Therefore, excluding them out of hand is a form of prejudice.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/08/what_data_show_about_hiring_th.html

30 Outdated Leadership Practices Holding Your Company Back

“Businesses struggle with leadership at every level – defining it, identifying it, attracting it, developing it, deploying it, retaining it, and planning for its succession. Far too many people in positions of leadership remain unwilling or unable to make the changes necessary to create a healthy, thriving enterprise capable of enduring.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2013/07/28/30-outdated-leadership-practices-holding-your-company-back/

7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Productivity

“Feeling overworked, overwhelmed and overloaded? You have way more control over your time and productivity than you realize.”
http://www.inc.com/steve-tobak/7-simple-ways-to-boost-your-productivity.html

Winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“The winning entries in the 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced. Here are the ten 2013 prize winning photos.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/08/winners-of-the-2013-national-geographic-traveler-photo-contest/100566/

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

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: LinkedInTwitterGoogle+ArticlesEmail

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