Workforce Development News – Jan. 13, 2014

By on January 13, 2014
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Successful People: The 8 Self-Limiting Behaviors They Avoid

“Success is directly proportionate to the effort put in. There are no short cuts or easy answers on the road to success.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2014/01/06/successful-people-the-8-self-limiting-behaviors-they-avoid/

8 Ways the Economy is Still Affecting the Job Market

“Talk to job seekers, and it’s clear that any recovery still hasn’t been fully reflected in the job market. Job seekers continue to find a much harder market than they did before the financial crash of 2008.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/01/08/8-ways-the-economy-is-still-affecting-the-job-market

20 Business Lessons You Don’t Want To Learn The Hard Way

“Reminders our community shared that just might save you a headache:”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2014/01/07/20-business-lessons-you-dont-want-to-learn-the-hard-way/

Top 10 Ways to Ensure Your Best People Will Quit

“Most reasons the most talented and productive people flee a given workplace can be avoided. Here are common mistakes, along with better alternatives.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47779.aspx

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

“Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-things-speakers-should-never-say-th.html

Drive Performance by Focusing on Routine Decisions

“The biggest payoff of focusing process improvement on individual decisions and the overall decision architecture is that it engages and empowers workers. As we clarify interdependencies, ownership, risk tolerances, and the skills we need, we are putting performers at the center of the operation.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/01/to-drive-performance-focus-on-routine-decisions/

7 Employment Trends to Watch

The seven trends for the 2014 employment market as identified in CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast.
http://www.theworkbuzz.com/news/job-surveys/7-trends-to-watch-in-the-new-year/

12 Questions to Gauge Employee Engagement

“This list of questions may help you get a fast read on whether your employees are equipped to succeed.”
http://www.inc.com/the-build-network/12-questions-to-gauge-employee-engagement.html

Infographic: How to Write a Blog Post That Grabs Readers’ Attention

“A smart headline will capture attention, but a strong first sentence and valuable content will keep people reading.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47760.aspx

10 Ways People Should Never Describe You

“People talk. When they do, make sure they don’t use these words to describe you.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-ways-people-should-never-describe-you-mon_1.html

5 Ways to Distinguish Your Calling From Your Ego

“Do you have a real vocation for what you’re doing, or are you just in business for egoistic reasons? Here’s how to tell which one is guiding you.”
http://www.inc.com/shelley-prevost/5-ways-to-distinguish-your-calling-from-your-ego.html

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you’ll be a success.” – Albert Schweitzer

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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