• Reasons Employees Really Care About Their Jobs
    Workforce Development News – March 31, 2014

    This week: Reasons Employees Really Care About Their Jobs, Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day, Is our Love of Passive Candidates Perpetuating the Skills Gap?, Easy Ways to Embrace Change, College Diplomas Are The New Normal, Habits...

    • Posted March 31, 2014
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  • Drinking Water Operator Training Program Starts May 13, 2014
    Drinking Water Operator Accelerated Training Program Starts May 13, 2014

    St. Louis Community College’s training for drinking water operators is an Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7 grant-funded program. Training will include classroom work, as well as on-site training at water utility facilities. Upon successful completion of the...

    • Posted March 25, 2014
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  • Be an Extraordinary Boss
    Workforce Development News – March 24, 2014

    This week: Easy Ways to Be an Extraordinary Boss, Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage, Leadership: How to Get From Good to Great, Giving Great Online Presentations, Soft Skills All Employers Seek, Every Great Interview Starts...

    • Posted March 24, 2014
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  • Why Good Managers Are So Rare
    Workforce Development News – March 17, 2014

    This week: Why Good Managers Are So Rare, Why Companies Fail To Engage Today's Workforce, Scientific Principles of Success, Things You Should Tell Your Boss At Your Next Performance Review, Background Checks, Simple Ways To Show Your...

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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  • Leadership for Life - Just Ask
    Leadership for Life – Just Ask

    Learning how to communicate effectively is a key element of business success. Many leaders remain clueless about how to motivate and engage their employees. You can boil it all down to two words: just ask.

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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  • Corporate Services Training and Consulting Solutions Catalog
    Corporate Services Training and Consulting Solutions Catalog

    Our easy-to-download quick reference of the training and consulting services provided by the Corporate Services unit of the Workforce Solutions Group is now available online.

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Innovation Builds Skilled Biotech Workforce
    Workforce Development News – March 10, 2014

    This week: The Employment Crisis And The Education Crisis, New Findings About Millennials, Knowledge Trumps College Pedigree, Innovation Builds Skilled Biotech Workforce, Why Work Is Lonely, Ways to Connect with Your Audience During a Speech, Ways Great...

    • Posted March 10, 2014
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  • Invaluable Lessons from the Frontline
    Two Invaluable Lessons from the Frontline

    Recently, on one of these wintry days that invite self-reflection, I asked myself what the most important lessons were that I’d been taught by my clients. Here are two that stood out very sharply in my memory...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Achieving Quick Changeovers with SMED
    From 4 Hours to 3 Minutes with SMED!

    Achieve quick changeovers to improve productivity and processes. The SMED system is one lean production method for reducing waste in manufacturing processes. It provides a rapid and efficient way of converting a manufacturing process from running the...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • You Don't Need A Survey to Gauge Employee Engagement
    Workforce Development News – March 3, 2014

    This week: You Don't Need A Survey to Gauge Employee Engagement, Stop Blaming-Start Innovating, Certification Test Focuses on Readying Students for Work-Not College, Being the Last Interview of the Day Could Crush Your Chances, Web at 25...

    • Posted March 3, 2014
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