Workforce Development News – Nov. 18, 2013

By on November 18, 2013
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The 20 People Skills You Need To Succeed At Work

“Having good people radar is harder to teach than technical skills, but is a requisite for long term, effective leadership.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/11/15/the-20-people-skills-you-need-to-succeed-at-work/

The Real Reason New College Grads Can’t Get Hired

“The entry-level candidates who are on tap to join the ranks of full-time work are clueless about the fundamentals of office life.” Cites results from our State of St. Louis Workforce (http://STLCC.edu/STLworkforce) report.
http://business.time.com/2013/11/10/the-real-reason-new-college-grads-cant-get-hired/

10 Ways To Become Better At Your Job Today

“Tips that should help you get ahead in your current role.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2013/11/11/10-ways-to-become-better-at-your-job-today-2/

7 Common Mistakes Bosses Make

“Bad bosses cost the U.S. economy $360 billion a year in lost productivity, and 65 percent of employees say they would take a new boss over a pay raise.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/7-common-mistakes-bosses-make.html

9 Ways to Win Employee Trust

“Employees work harder when they know the boss is trustworthy.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/9-ways-to-win-employee-trust.html

Make Your Strategy Process A Design Process

“Managers routinely claim that their strategic planning process creates large, detailed documents, but often little else. It’s as if the process serves no purpose other than to create the plan, and execution is somehow separate.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/11/what-strategists-can-learn-from-architecture/

The Best Way to Be More Confident

“Maybe it’s public speaking or pitching investors. Whatever makes you weak in the knees – next time it happens, try this.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/the-best-way-to-be-more-confident-th.html

Career advice for Millennials: 10 ways to hack into the workplace

“Millennials are facing an astonishing level of competition for every job. There are hundreds of you applying to every job. So, how to defy Oldster expectations and set yourself up with a career you can be proud of?”
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/career-management/career-advice-for-millennials-10-ways-to-hack-into-the-workplace/

10 Ways to Make Your Day Extraordinary

“Suffering from the blahs? Do something about it. Here are 10 suggestions on how to make an ordinary day something special.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/10-ways-to-make-your-day-extraordinary.html

If you can’t explain it to a 6-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” – Albert Einstein

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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