Workforce Development News – Dec. 2, 2013

By on December 2, 2013
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Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

“You can’t take on stress in a stressful way. What you want is to develop a sustainable habit: a stress-free approach to reducing your stress.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/11/reduce-your-stress-in-two-minutes-a-day/

10 Surprising Success Tips

“Need a nudge toward success?”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/10-surprising-success-tips-from-amazing-sales-guru-tom-hopkins.html

Here’s Who Earns The Minimum Wage, In 3 Graphs

“Here’s a breakdown of minimum wage workers in a few key categories, along with a breakdown of all hourly workers, for comparison.”
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/11/21/246599184/who-earns-the-minimum-wage-heres-the-answer-in-3-graphs

Think Fast: 10 Ways To Be Prepared For Any Question

“Being able to think on your feet, to gather your thoughts quickly and deliver your point convincingly, is an essential skill for anyone who needs to sell his or her ideas.”
https://www.openforum.com/articles/think-fast-10-ways-to-be-prepared-for-any-question/

How to Hire Awesome Employees

“Almost half of new hires fail within 18 months. Here’s how to find people who will excel.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/how-to-hire-awesome-employees.html

How to Be a Better Job Seeker Than You Were Last Year

“Only 15 percent of hiring managers say nearly all or most job seekers have the skills and traits their companies are looking for in candidates. Here are some tips to help make yourself more marketable as a job seeker.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/11/20/how-to-be-a-better-job-seeker-than-you-were-last-year

Be Grateful More Often

“We often miss out on opportunities to express gratitude, especially at work. Gratitude enables us to cope with stressful circumstances and be resilient in the face of challenges. And even simple expressions of gratitude can have powerful and long-lasting effects on those who receive them.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/11/be-grateful-more-often/

8 Reasons to Be Truly Grateful

“Eight eternal reasons why you should begin and end each day feeling good.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/8-reasons-to-be-truly-grateful.html

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” – Oscar Wilde

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: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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