Workforce Development News – July 1, 2013

By on July 1, 2013
Workforce Development News July 1, 2013

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How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously.

“You’d like to be successful in everything you do, of course. Here’s how to make it happen.”
http://www.inc.com/dave-kerpen/how-to-get-everything-you-want.html

Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020

“This report looks forward to the year 2020 and predicts the state of the American economy. Recovery 2020 provides vital labor market information such as which fields are expected to create the most jobs, the education requirements required to gain employment in the U.S., and the skills most coveted by employers.”
http://cew.georgetown.edu/recovery2020/

Reported Skills Gap Widens—and So Does Skepticism

“When employers say that colleges are not providing the skills they need, the workers they need, what that criticism reflects is the retreat from training by firms and the attempt to shift responsibility.”
http://hechingerreport.org/content/reported-skills-gap-widens-and-so-does-skepticism_12488/

The Hidden Side of Meetings

“Why is it so difficult for organizations to develop and sustain more effective meeting patterns?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/ashkenas/2013/06/the-hidden-side-of-meetings.html

7 Interview Mistakes That Scare Away Top Talent

“The worst thing a company wants to do is lose a potentially great employee because of bad behavior on the part of the interviewer.”
http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/7-interview-mistakes-scare-top-talent/

Six Reasons Your Best Employees Quit You

“Employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers – and today they are leaving more often than ever. The ability to engage and retain talented employees is a critical skill for managers. Here are six reasons good employees quit you and how to keep them.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/louisefron/2013/06/24/six-reasons-your-best-employees-quit-you/

Temp Employment Is Dominating Job Growth In The Largest Cities

“The hiring surge in temp help accounts for 15% of all job growth nationally the last four years, even though the industry makes up 2% of the nation’s workforce.”
http://www.economicmodeling.com/2013/06/21/temp-employment-is-dominating-job-growth-in-the-largest-cities-is-that-a-good-thing/

10 Offline Networking Strategies

“80 percent of today’s jobs are landed through networking, here are 10 strategies as nothing can replace the value of the in-person conversation.”
http://comerecommended.com/2013/06/10-offline-networking-strategies/

How to Make Things Happen

“You have the meetings, but nothing is actually getting done. Sound familiar? Here’s how to break the cycle and get back on track.”
http://www.inc.com/les-mckeown/how-to-make-things-happen.html

The Most Effective Ways to Make It Right When You Screw Up

“Apologies are tricky. Done right, they can resolve conflict, repair hurt feelings, foster forgiveness, and improve relationships. But more often than not, your apology falls flat because you’re apologizing the wrong way.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/06/the_most_effective_ways_to_mak.html

7 Ways to Make the Rest of the Year Amazing

“Regardless of your position or status, there are actions you can take to drive forward your company, division or even your own career.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/7-ways-to-make-the-rest-of-2013-amazing.html

The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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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