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Workforce Development News – Aug. 18, 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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“Very few people will think of you as a leader if you write like a corporate bureaucrat.”
“Workplaces have personalities, just as people do. Identifying that personality—and whether it jibes with yours—takes some doing but is essential if you want to thrive there.”
“The biggest threat to your cybersecurity may be an employee or a vendor.”
St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group will present the 2014 State of St. Louis STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Workforce Report 7:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Mildred Bastian Center for the Performing Arts at STLCC’s Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Ave. Admission is free, but reservations are requested. To RSVP online, visit www.bizj.us/wc3j5.
“A very simple way for your employees to work 48% longer, solve more problems correctly, and have better recall.”
“Communicating openly with your employees, recognizing them for good work, and giving them room to grow will vastly improve their engagement and your company’s bottom line.”
“There are twice as many guys between 25 and 54 who aren’t even looking for a job as who are unemployed.”
“If you’re looking to hire the best candidate for your open position, pay close attention to the questions candidates ask. Use these questions as a way to gauge the preparedness of the candidate and whether they’d make a good fit.”
“Happiness is a state of mind. If you’re willing to adopt a different approach to your actions, you can achieve it.”
“What’s the right vacation approach for you? Is it better to be completely out of touch? And how can you increase the chances that you’ll come back relaxed and revitalized?”
“Scenes of yellow-orange sunsets, warm sandy beaches, powerful waves washing up on rocks and sand, and a picturesque city riddled with apartment high-rises and lush parks perfectly capture the vivid blues, greens, reds, and goldenness of this coastal city.” (Vimeo, 4:19).
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams