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Workforce Development News – June 3, 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.
“In today’s global organizations, complexity is a growing drag on productivity and workplace satisfaction. Managers need to develop simplification as a core leadership capability and a critical component of the business strategy.”
“Employees want their leaders to have their backs and listen to their concerns; to provide clarity of purpose and performance expectations; and to chart a roadmap for the future. But instead many employees are finding themselves being led by people that lack focus and vision, mismanage resources, and get caught-up in corporate politics.”
“Gauging an applicant’s true colors and skill level in an hour is certainly tricky. But there are ways to take interviewees out of their comfort zones, snap them off their prepared script, and encourage the kind of candor that will enable you to find the best fits.”
“A click, print, and paste chart for young people on the fence about higher ed.”
“It still pays to earn a college degree but not all college degrees are created equal” according to a new report from Georgetown University. “College graduates in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and math have the best chance of getting a job and making a high salary compared with those with nontechnical degrees.”
Have your answers to these 35 questions at the ready for your next interview.
“Whether you’re presenting to potential investors, clients or customers, ace your next pitch.”
“The single most important thing to remember is that there is no one good way to do a talk. The most memorable talks offer something fresh, something no one has seen before. The worst ones are those that feel formulaic. You know what’s distinctive about you and your idea. Play to your strengths and give a talk that is truly authentic to you.”
“There are several things you should be addressing with your boss on a regular basis. When you take the time to talk about these important issues, you’ll find that you’re happier with your career and better positioned in the eyes of your boss, your team, and the company as a whole.”
“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.” – Henry Ford