Workforce Development News – Aug. 4, 2014

By on August 4, 2014
Tell a Great Story

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How to Tell a Great Story

“We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you improve your ability to tell stories that persuade?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/how-to-tell-a-great-story/

Retention — The Top 10 Ways a Manager Can Identify Who Is About to Quit

“If you approach the problem systematically, you can successfully identify which individual employees are likely to quit with an accuracy rate of over 80 percent.”
http://www.ere.net/2014/07/28/retention-the-top-10-ways-a-manager-can-identify-who-is-about-to-quit/

The Secret to Winning at Work

“Own the question and you own the decision.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/a-sneaky-secret-about-office-politics.html

Growing Health Care System Relies on Workers without Bachelor’s Degrees

“Workers with less than a bachelor’s degree account for the majority of the total health care workforce in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas.” View the St. Louis data.
http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/2014/healthcare-workers#/M41180

Job Training Programs Could Alleviate Skills Gap

“An aging manufacturing workforce is increasingly leaving businesses at a loss for young talent.”
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/07/23/job-training-programs-could-alleviate-skills-gap

Corporate College Announces Fall 2014 Classes

St. Louis Community College’s Corporate College announces its open enrollment class schedule for Fall 2014. To register for these Healthcare, CPR, Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, Leadership, Computers and Technology, Adobe Creative Cloud, Social Media, Web, and OSHA Safety classes, contact us at 314-984-7777.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2014/corporate-college-announces-fall-2014-classes/

7 Habits of Remarkably Successful Leaders

“Leadership is more an art than it is a science, and anyone can become a better, more effective, and more successful leader.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/7-habits-of-remarkably-successful-leaders.html

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

“It is useful to ask yourself which competencies are most critical for you right now. But it’s also critical to ask yourself which competencies are going to be most critical in the future for the next level job. Demonstrating those skills in your current job provides evidence that you will be successful in the next job.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/the-skills-leaders-need-at-every-level/

This Is An Ideal Resume For A Mid-Level Employee

“You can have all the experience in the world — but if your resume doesn’t stand out, if you don’t present that information in a well-organized manner, or if it doesn’t tell your story, nobody will take the time to look at your resume closely enough to see all that experience.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/excellent-resume-for-mid-level-employee-2014-8

What Employers Want to See When They Google You

“Employers want to get a sense of – buzzword warning – your authentic self. Except there’s one caveat.”
http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2014/08/01/employers-want-see-google/

The Foundation for Long-Term Success

“The ability to work hard and respond resiliently to failure and adversity; the inner quality that enables individuals to work hard and stick to their long-term passions and goals.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/7-habits-of-people-with-remarkable-mental-toughness.html

We are the storytelling animal.” – Salman Rushdie

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: LinkedInTwitterGoogle+ArticlesEmail

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