Workforce Development News – June 17, 2013

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10 Ways You’re Killing Your Credibility

“Credibility is serious stuff. It’s your reputation. It follows you wherever you go. It’s hard to build but easy to destroy. Don’t take it for granted.”
http://www.inc.com/steve-tobak/10-ways-youre-killing-your-credibility.html

Infographic: A Portrait of the Hidden STEM Economy

“Workers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields play a direct role in driving economic growth. Yet, because of how the STEM economy has been defined, policymakers have mainly focused on supporting workers with at least a bachelor’s degree, overlooking a strong potential workforce of those with less than a BA.”
http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/2013/the-hidden-stem-economy

5 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated

“Step one? Be a good boss. Here are five things to start doing now.”
http://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/5-ways-to-keep-employees-motivated.html

Disconnected From Your Job? So Are Two Thirds Of Your Fellow Workers

“Here are the twelve questions Gallup asks employees to test their level of engagement:”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2013/06/12/disconnected-from-your-job-so-are-two-thirds-of-your-fellow-workers/

Top 10 Job Search Trends To Pay Attention To – Part 1

“If you are in an active job hunt, or you are simply testing the waters, then consider these top career initiatives of value:”
http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/top-10-job-search-trends-pay-attention-part-1/

Top 10 Job Search Trends NOT To Pay Attention To – Part 2

“The absolutes of job search are puzzling; as in most things in life, there are few hard and fast rules. Here are some trends that are either outdated or misguided.”
http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/top-10-job-search-trends-pay-attention-part-2/

The Biggest Interview Mistakes HR Experts See (and How to Avoid Them)

Eight interview faux pas to definitely avoid.
http://lifehacker.com/the-biggest-interview-mistakes-hr-experts-see-and-how-511186830

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

“Many of the best questions revolve around the following themes.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemaddock/2013/06/12/the-four-questions-great-leaders-ask/

A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education 2013

“This new report shows improved pace of college attainment is still not enough to meet future workforce needs. The report also finds massive and ongoing gaps in educational achievement—gaps tied to race, income and other socioeconomic factors.”
http://www.luminafoundation.org/newsroom/news_releases/2013-06-13.html

The One-Minute Trick to Negotiating Like a Boss

“Life is full of negotiations, big and small. To be successful, you really need to know how to negotiate well. But the truth is, this particular skill doesn’t come naturally to many people.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/06/the_1-minute_trick_to_negotiat.html

There Are Still 3 Times More Unemployed Workers Than Job Openings

“In every single major industry sector, there are too many job hunters vying for too little work.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/06/reminder-there-are-still-3-times-more-unemployed-workers-than-job-openings/276787/

Ten Charts That Show We’ve All Got a Case of the Mondays

“Disengagement has implications for you, your financial bottom line, and the well-being of your company.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hbr/hbreditors/2013/06/ten_charts_that_show_weve_all_got_a_case_of_the_mondays.html

The more you are willing to accept responsibility for your actions, the more credibility you will have.” – Brian Koslow

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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