Workforce Development News – Feb. 4, 2013

By on February 4, 2013
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9 Tips for Shorter, Better Meetings

“Avoid the unfocused meetings that murder your team’s productivity.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/9-tips-for-shorter-better-meetings.html

7 Ways to Bounce Back from Career Mistakes, Missteps and Misunderstandings

“Every crisis is an opportunity; most errors are reversible, so it’s important to remember that how you respond in tough times shows who you are as a person as much, if not more, than how you are in good times.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2013/01/28/7-ways-to-bounce-back-from-career-mistakes-missteps-and-misunderstandings/

Be a More Gracious Leader: 12 Ways

“People follow strong leaders with drive and ambition. But these 12 actions of grace will make you a leader worthy of following.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/be-a-more-gracious-leader-12-ways.html

Ask The Experts: The Skills Gap

“Twelve million Americans are jobless and looking for work but just what kind of work and where to find it does not yield a definitive answer. Here, two experts give us a better perspective on how outside issues affect or do not affect the problems of unemployment and matching workers with jobs.”
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/economy/ask-the-experts-skills-jobs/16219/

Interview: George Cappelli On The Skills Gap And The Secret Of Employment

“If you can’t find the right person for the job, chances are you’re a bad manager, and maybe a bit too cheap.” (6:37 video).
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/economy/video-interview-george-cappelli-on-the-secret-of-employment/16188/

12 Simple Things A Leader Can Do To Build A Phenomenal Team

“It takes time and effort to put together a dream team. Here’s the way to find the best of the best – and help them thrive in your company.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnhall/2013/01/29/team-building-leader/

3 Keys to Great Customer Relationships

“Customer relationships are all about emotions rather than features and functions.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/3-keys-to-great-customer-relationships.html

The Most Overused Words On Resumes

“A new survey reveals which phrases to leave out, and what to say to stand out.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/46139.aspx

Best Paying Jobs for 2-Year and 4-Year Degrees

“A college education is one of the best investments you can make. Not only does it increase the amount of opportunities available to you, it also significantly boosts your earning potential.”
http://www.economicmodeling.com/2013/01/31/2013s-best-paying-jobs/

A Case for College

“People who don’t go to college have an unemployment rate well above the national average. People who complete a four-year degree have an unemployment rate that’s less than half of the national average. Those who graduate from college are more likely to have a job, more likely to earn a higher wage, and more likely to have the skills and experience that employers go to the labor market to buy.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/02/a-case-for-college-the-unemployment-rate-for-bachelors-degree-holders-is-37-percent/272779/

If you agree with me on 9 out of 12 issues, vote for me. If you agree with me on 12 out of 12 issues, see a psychiatrist.” – Ed Koch

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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