Workforce Development News – July 22, 2013

By on July 22, 2013
Improving Accountability

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The Secret to Improving Accountability

“People try to get things done, but stuff often falls through the cracks. Here’s how to make yourself and everyone else more accountable.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/the-secret-to-improving-accountability.html

Craft a Sustainable Career

“A sustainable career is dynamic and flexible; it features continuous learning, periodic renewal, the security that comes from employability, and a harmonious fit with your skills, interests, and values.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/07/craft_a_sustainable_career.html

The Best and Worst of Bite-Size Learning

“Bite-size learning is cheaper and more effective. It also results in greater understanding, application and retention – and at a cost savings of up to 30 percent. So what are the barriers to bite-size?”
http://clomedia.com/articles/view/the-best-and-worst-of-bite-size-learning

Prepare for the New Permanent Temp

“The fastest-growing segments of America’s job market – by far – are temporary and part-time employment. Something profoundly structural is going on. The ways people’s knowledge, skills and expertise get plugged into the workplace has been commoditized.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/schrage/2013/07/prepare-for-the-new-permanent.html

4 Reasons Even Employed People Need to Network

“Here are a few reasons why continuing to build and nurture relationships after you’re employed is an excellent idea for every professional.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/07/16/4-reasons-even-employed-people-need-to-network

Panelists Announced for August 7, 2013 State of St. Louis Workforce Event

St. Louis Community College Chancellor Myrtle E.B. Dorsey and Roderick Nunn, the college’s vice chancellor for economic development and workforce solutions, will be joined by a panel of executives from high performing companies in the financial services, healthcare, advanced manufacturing and transportation industries for the 2013 State of St. Louis Workforce Report, slated for Aug. 7 at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2013/panelists-announced-for-2013-state-st-louis-workforce-event/

5 Phrases To Close Your Cover Letter and Land The Interview

“If you want to land an interview with your cover letter, you don’t want to sound vague or wishy-washy. Your cover letter should illustrate why you are the best fit and how you will help the company or organization reach success.”
http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/5-phrases-close-cover-letter-land-interview/

Would You Refuse a Promotion to Stay in a Job You Love?

“Some people find a job that suits both their talents and their goals—but to stay in it and thrive takes some finesse.”
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324348504578609762637492762.html

The Case for Paying People More

“It’s becoming clear that pay levels aren’t entirely set by the market. They are also affected by custom, by the balance of power between workers and employers, and by government regulation.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/fox/2013/07/the-case-for-paying-people-mor.html

5 Ways to Get and Keep Motivated

“A simple, easily-followed recipe from one of the world’s top motivational speakers.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/5-ways-to-get-and-keep-motivated.html

It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

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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