Workforce Development News – May 13, 2013

By on May 13, 2013
Components of a Great Corporate Culture

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8 Ways to Be a Truly Memorable Boss

“Employees don’t leave jobs; they leave bad bosses-and even mediocre ones. Don’t be that kind of boss.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/8-ways-to-be-memorable-boss.html

7 Ways to Build Trust in a Team

“Workers don’t quit their jobs, they quit their bosses. So, as a newbie to management (especially if you’re an external hire) how do you keep those a part of your team from quitting you? Simple, it takes trust.”
http://www.recruiter.com/i/7-ways-to-build-trust-in-a-team/

Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture

“These six components can provide a firm foundation for shaping a new organization’s culture. And identifying and understanding them more fully in an existing organization can be the first step to revitalizing or reshaping culture in a company looking for change.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/six_components_of_culture.html

10 Things Every Customer Wants

“Surprisingly, the best price and best value is at the bottom of the customer’s priority list. See what’s at the top.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/10-things-every-customer-wants.html

6 Steps to Repair Damaged Professional Relationships

“Whether dealing with co-workers, superiors or subordinates, your strong professional relationships are essential for career success. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful, these relationships can be damaged by miscommunication, conflict and a variety of other common circumstances.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/05/10/6-steps-to-repair-damaged-professional-relationships

Corporate College Announces Summer 2013 Class Schedule

St. Louis Community College’s Corporate College announces its open enrollment class schedule for Summer 2013. To register for these classes, contact us at 314-984-7777.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2013/corporate-college-announces-summer-2013-class-schedule/

5 Ways Your Cover Letter Lost You The Job

“Cover letters are a blessing and a curse. They give you some elbow room to discuss your qualifications, but because of that freedom (and that intimidating blank page to fill), it’s easy to veer off in the wrong direction and make some common mistakes that can pretty much guarantee you’re not getting a call back.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2013/05/09/5-ways-your-cover-letter-lost-you-the-job/

5 Really Dumb Interview Gaffes

“If you want to make it to a short list and past short circuiting yourself, be sure not to screw things up with any of the following five blunders:”
http://www.recruiter.com/i/5-really-dumb-interview-gaffes/

Classic Interview Flubs You Should Avoid

“Pat answers to interview questions reveal a job candidate who hasn’t researched the company or its challenges.”
http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2013/05/10/classic-interview-mistakes/

Is the Future of Learning Bite-Sized?

“Three trends are driving big changes in the learning and development industry, and none have anything to do with informal learning, mobile learning or game-based learning.”
http://clomedia.com/articles/view/is-the-future-of-learning-bite-sized

8 Things Really Successful People Do

“Real success takes discipline and methodology. Here are eight things the most successful people are meticulous about getting right.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/8-things-really-successful-people-do.html

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

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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