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Workforce Development News – June 10, 2013
A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.
The Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College leverages education for growth in the knowledge economy by offering programs and services designed to advance people, businesses and communities. We are located at the Corporate College, a state of the art facility solely dedicated to corporate education and professional development.
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Where are the jobs in our region? Why is there a skills gap in St. Louis? What’s the labor market value of degrees and certificates? How do online degrees compare with traditional degrees? Do employers prefer an experienced worker over a highly-skilled new graduate? How will the Affordable Care Act affect employment levels? All of these questions and more will be discussed at the 2013 State of St. Louis Workforce Seminar.
“Fewer than 1 in 3 (30%) American workers are committed to the success of their organization and are engaged in their work. Over half (52%) are ‘disengaged’ – defined as ‘less emotionally connected’ and not willing to do any more than necessary to keep their job.”
“To get customers interested in what you’re selling, make your sales message about your customers.”
“Enabling respondents to comment without being linked to their responses actually catalyzes the situation the survey is designed to overcome: It seeks to create increased accountability using a process that lacks transparency and precludes accountability. If team members are reluctant to have their names associated with their responses, then you’ve already identified what is probably the most significant problem in your team — lack of trust.”
“The rate of return on an investment in college education exceeds the historical return on practically any conventional investment, including stocks, bonds, and real estate.”
“Presentations are more persuasive when they touch both mind and heart at multiple levels.”
“After 30 years in the working world, a onetime ‘big-haired career rookie’ offers tips and tactics for surviving and succeeding in the workplace.”
“You don’t mean to do it, but in most offices it’s hard to avoid. Bosses, don’t give in to this time-suck.”
“If you want to empower, engage, or motivate others, don’t just focus on increasing your positive behaviors. Pay attention to what you need to stop doing as well. Why? Because people remember the bad more than the good.”
“Many economists like to look at the employment-population ratio, a measurement of employed people as a percentage of the entire civilian non-institutional population.”
“Are you tired of settling for just being content? Here is how really happy people stay that way.”
“Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” – Henry Ford