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Workforce Development News – July 21, 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.
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“Job openings for STEM positions take longer to fill than openings in other fields. Specific high-value skills requested by employers and common to STEM occupations are particularly scarce relative to demand and yet particularly valuable to employers. And the regional supply of workers in a given occupation affects the length of vacancy advertisements.”
“The future of the economy is in STEM.” Here’s an overview of STEM work, data showing STEM occupations with the most employment and projected job openings and growth, the rewards and challenges of STEM work, and how to prepare for a career in a STEM field.
Article PDF: http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2014/spring/art01.pdf
The annual State of St. Louis Workforce program targets STEM this year. Come to this informative program to learn how your business and associates can take advantage of this growing workforce development in St. Louis.
Register now: http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/event/109821
“Look at proven advice on improving your customer service that you might not expect to hear.”
“The quality of your customer service will never exceed the quality of the people providing it.”
“Around the world today there are millions of people who go to work every day disliking their job and wishing they were elsewhere. While the cost to the bottom line in organizations is in the billions, the cost to the human spirit is immeasurable. So if you’re unhappy at work you’ve basically got three options:”
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“Stop boring your audience the minute you start your speech. Grab them with a question, statistic, anecdote, and more.”
“But first, let’s go over the not-so-marvelous qualities.”
“The ins-and-outs of building a profile on each major social media site.”
“The best advice for those looking to achieve great things is often the least repeated.”
“Hire character. Train skill.” – Peter Schutz