Workforce Development News – Dec. 16, 2013

By on December 16, 2013
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7 Things Every Great Boss Should Do

“Your company’s success depends on your employees’ performance. And that performance depends in large part on your commitment to modeling these seven virtues.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/7-things-every-great-boss-should-do.html

We Can Now Automate Hiring. Is that Good?

“It’s difficult to think of any decision that is more important to an organization than determining who it hires. It is hard to argue with approaches that rely on data and standard practices to bring rigor to the hiring process. But whether that is actually what’s going on is not so obvious.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/we-can-now-automate-hiring-is-that-good/

The Best Jobs for 2014, and the Best Cities for Those Jobs

“Information technology (IT) and finance are overwhelmingly the strongest growth areas for high-wage jobs. And the relationship between education and good-paying employment opportunities is crystal clear.”
http://www.economicmodeling.com/2013/12/13/the-best-jobs-for-2014-and-the-best-cities-for-those-jobs/

The Value of an Education in Today’s Economy

“In a job market that has felt uncertain for too long, an education remains one item that rewards you today and will continue to gain value in the future.”
http://www.theworkbuzz.com/news/the-value-of-an-education-in-todays-economy/

10 Charts from 2013 That Changed the Way We Think

Prosperity, managers, coaching, chicken, cubicles, working parents, parenting, coups, hiring MBAs, and gifts.
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/10-charts-from-2013-that-changed-the-way-we-think/

15 Tips About Social Media and the Law

“Keep the lawyers at bay when you follow these important guidelines.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47665.aspx

Executives Ignore Valuable Employee Actions that They Can’t Measure

“When you over-objectify or oversimplify the measurement of performance, you risk missing the richness of what makes that job special—or complex—or what makes each person’s contribution unique.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/executives-ignore-valuable-employee-actions-that-they-cant-measure/

Continuing Education Spring 2014 Catalog

Our new spring catalog is now available and registration for spring begins January 2nd! We have many ways for you to expand your mind and change your life.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2013/continuing-education-spring-2014-catalog/

Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

“Mistakes happen, but for job seekers it can mean the difference between landing a new gig and collecting another unemployment check.”
http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/top-10-mistakes-job-seekers/

Quit Using These 10 Words to Describe Yourself on LinkedIn

“Why? Everyone else is using them too. Check out LinkedIn’s 2013 Most Overused Buzzwords list.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/quit-using-these-10-words-to-describe-yourself-linkedin.html

Infographic: The State of Smartphone Etiquette

“Twenty-seven percent of people say they would answer their phones during a face-to-face conversation, and 88 percent say pedestrians shouldn’t text while crossing the street.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47660.aspx

Pursue Vision, Not Visibility

“Although our fundamental desire to be noticed is not a new phenomenon, our unending use of social media has radically elevated the level of ego in our personal and professional lives.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/our-dangerous-obsession-with-external-recognition/

7 Ways to Make 2014 the Best Year You’ve Ever Had

“Want next year to be amazing? Take action now.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/7-ways-to-make-2014-the-best-year-youve-ever-had.html

Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he’s hired to do.” – Malcolm Forbes

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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