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Workforce Development News – April 14, 2014
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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“What separates the competent from the exceptional individual performers?”
“Constantly challenge your people, and push them to improve while reassuring them that you believe in them. Everyone, no matter how capable or experienced the person is, appreciates encouragement.”
“You spend countless hours trying to improve your performance, but sometimes the biggest gains can be made in half a minute.”
“Failing to identify and resolve existing recruiting problems may have a large negative impact on your results. Almost everyone is aware of the tactical day-to-day problems in recruiting, but very few recruiting leaders take the time to forecast strategic ‘big picture’ problems that are on the horizon.”
“A new Weber Shandwick report segments employee types, and explains how to communicate with each to make them brand advocates.”
“There’s never been a better time to be a consumer. It’s not such a happy story for the people on the shopping floor and behind the counters.”
“Are you resourceful, loyal and confident? If so, your skills are in demand. See if you possess all the traits on this list.”
“Much of our thinking about our careers and our purpose in the world is about looking forward, thinking about how to make progress toward our ultimate goals. Even those of us living a clear path need to look backward for inspiration and guidance to move our work forward.”
“77 percent of employers say: ‘Highlight your soft skills just as much as hard skills.'”
“Calls to maximize the utility of older workers — by honoring experience, providing training opportunities, and offering flexible work and retirement options — began to sound at least a decade ago. Given demographic trends in the developing world, corporate workforces are set to age significantly in the next few decades. Is your organization ready to adapt?”
“Here are things Dale Carnegie would have said…if he was snarky.”
“Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde