Workforce Development News – March 11, 2013

By on March 11, 2013
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17 Ways to Be Happier at Work

“It’s not difficult to experience more joy at work. You just need to know the rules.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/17-ways-to-be-happier-at-work.html

Why Employers Aren’t Filling Their Open Jobs

“There are many signs that the US economy is improving, but the most important one, the unemployment rate, remains stubbornly rooted in recession territory. We had jobless recoveries coming out of the last recessions in 2001 and 1992, but this one put the budget squeeze on recruiting and has gone on for a very long time. Does it mean there is something really different this time?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/03/why_employers_arent_filling_th.html

14 Revealing Interview Questions

“Interview questions: Everyone has them. And everyone wishes they had better ones.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/14-revealing-interview-questions.html

8 Mistakes You Should Never Make On LinkedIn

“Whether you’re hunting for a new job, making the most of the one you have, or just looking to learn about professional possibilities, avoid these eight big LinkedIn mistakes.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2013/03/04/8-mistakes-you-should-never-make-on-linkedin/

Infographic: Why Mobile Learning Is The Future of Workplace Learning

“Mobile Learning is projected to become a predominant method of learning for an ever growing, new-age, mobile workforce.”
http://www.upsidelearning.com/infographics/why-mobile-learning-is-the-future-of-workplace-learning/

Free “Unconference” March 23, 2013: ProductCamp St. Louis

The Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College invites you to join them as they host ProductCamp St. Louis, a free one-day “unconference” for management, manufacturing and marketing professionals to learn the latest strategies for developing, managing and positioning products that win in the marketplace.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2013/free-unconference-march-23-2013-productcamp-st-louis/

8 Business Principles That Never Go Out of Style

“Want trendy, flavor-of-the-month management ideas? You won’t find ’em on this list. There are some business principles you can use forever:”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/8-timeless-business-principles.html

8 Questions Every Brand Should Be Able To Answer

“How does your message differ from your competitors? What motivates your customers? If you can’t answer these questions, your brand is in danger.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/46327.aspx

STLCC Biotechnology Program Gives Busby a New Beginning

“For 12 years Dave Busby went to work every day as a machinist for a Chrysler supplier. When the automotive industry plunged into a downward spiral in the fall of 2008, Dave found himself out of work when his company closed its doors.”
http://brdg-park.com/brdg_park_blog/stlcc-biotechnology-program-gives-a-new-beginning/

Good Grammar Should Be Everyone’s Business

“Good grammar is instrumental in conveying ideas with clarity, professionalism, and precision. Companies looking to hire top talent should consider grammar as one predictor of a candidate’s aptitude and success.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/03/good_grammar_should_be_everyon.html

How Great Leaders Inspire Action

“Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question ‘Why?’” (Video, 18:05).
http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html

Let’s Save Great Ideas from the Ideas Industry

“Great Ideas demand our lasting engagement, dedication and commitment; our time and energy; our frustration and infuriation; our suffering, passion, and pain — not merely our easy wonder and wide-eyed astonishment.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/haque/2013/03/lets_save_great_ideas_from_the.html

Happy people have two things in common. They know exactly what they want and they feel they’re moving toward getting it. That’s what makes life feel good: when it has direction, when you are heading straight for what you love.” – Barbara Sher

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: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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