Workforce Development News – Aug. 18, 2014

By on August 18, 2014
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12 Tips for Strong, Credible Business Writing

“Very few people will think of you as a leader if you write like a corporate bureaucrat.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/12-tips-for-strong-credible-business-writing.html

11 Ways to Gauge A Workforce Culture

“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.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/48651.aspx

The Danger from Within

“The biggest threat to your cybersecurity may be an employee or a vendor.”
http://hbr.org/2014/09/the-danger-from-within/ar/1

Panelists for 2014 State of St. Louis STEM Workforce Event Announced

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.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2014/panelists-2014-state-st-louis-stem-workforce-event-announced/

Managers Can Motivate Employees with One Word

“A very simple way for your employees to work 48% longer, solve more problems correctly, and have better recall.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/managers-can-motivate-employees-with-one-word/

7 Proven Ways to Genuinely Connect With Your Employees

“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.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/7-proven-ways-to-genuinely-connect-with-your-employees.html

Why Are Men Leaving The American Workforce?

“There are twice as many guys between 25 and 54 who aren’t even looking for a job as who are unemployed.”
http://www.npr.org/2014/08/11/338042751/why-are-men-leaving-the-american-workforce

Great Hires ask These 7 Questions

“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.”
http://www.recruiter.com/i/great-hires-ask-these-7-questions/

7 Habits of Remarkably Happy People

“Happiness is a state of mind. If you’re willing to adopt a different approach to your actions, you can achieve it.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/7-habits-of-remarkably-happy-people.html

The Professional’s Guide to a Stress-Free Vacation

“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?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/the-professionals-guide-to-a-stress-free-vacation/

Australia’s Gold Coast – Timelapse

“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).
http://vimeo.com/103076330

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams

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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