Workforce Development News – April 28, 2014

By on April 28, 2014
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8 Things Truly Outstanding Leaders Do Without Thinking

“Here’s what outstanding leaders do almost instinctively. Want to become a truly outstanding leader? Learn to truly lead.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/8-things-truly-outstanding-leaders-do-without-thinking.html

The Top 12 Reasons Why Slow Hiring Severely Damages Recruiting and Business Results

“You certainly won’t impress senior executives with a slow and cumbersome hiring process that routinely misses top talent. On the surface, the need for hiring fast might seem like an easy concept to understand, but in reality, it’s quite a complex issue.”
http://www.ere.net/2014/04/21/the-top-12-reasons-why-slow-hiring-severely-damages-recruiting-and-business-results/

To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority

“It’s not enough to get people to do what you want, they also have to want what you want — or any change is bound to be short lived.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/04/to-create-change-leadership-is-more-important-than-authority/

Are You A Good Writer? 10 Questions to Ask

“You don’t have to gussy up your verbiage, with or without a thesaurus. Get syntax and usage right, and eliminate redundancies.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/48246.aspx

Corporate College Announces Summer 2014 Classes

St. Louis Community College’s Corporate College announces its open enrollment class schedule for Summer 2014. To register for these Healthcare, CPR, Computers and Technology, and OSHA classes, contact us at 314-984-7777.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2014/corporate-college-announces-summer-2014-classes/

8 Presentation Slides to Delete Right Now

“You know that many speakers rely too heavily on slides, but which are the most expendable? Here’s where to start pruning.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/48252.aspx

4 Job Search Tips From Google

“It comes down to being specific. What have you done? What can you do? What will you do? You’ve only got a hiring manager’s attention for a few moments — don’t waste a second of it being vague or assuming they’ll understand what you really meant.”
http://www.theworkbuzz.com/get-the-job/interviews/4-job-search-tips-from-google/

12 Most Applicable Laws for the Online Pro

“Being online opens many doors, whether it’s new job possibilities or opportunities that come along because you’re part of a community. But whether you’re acting on behalf of a business or doing your own thing, a few legal smarts can go a long way.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/48196.aspx

27 Etiquette Rules For Our Times

“You’ll notice a common denominator in all of them: Think about other people’s feelings first because it’s not all about maximizing your personal convenience.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/robasghar/2014/04/22/27-etiquette-rules-for-our-times/

Timelapse Video: Silent Storms

“‘Silent Storms’ shows how the night skies can be during the three seasons we have darkness here in northern arctic Scandinavia; autumn, winter and spring. It was filmed in Norway, Finland and Sweden, primarily around the Tromsø area, Norway. The ‘storms’ referred to, are the geomagnetic storms which takes place in the atmosphere when a strong solar wind hits earth.” (Vimeo, 4:40).
http://vimeo.com/92382021

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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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