Workforce Development News – June 30, 2014

By on June 30, 2014
Common Mistakes New Managers Make

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Sept. 10, 2014 State of St. Louis STEM Workforce Summit

The annual State of St. Louis Workforce program is going to be targeted towards special topics every other year. STEM is the first topic for 2014 and in 2015 there will be a more general workforce focus like in previous years. Come to this informative program to learn how your business and associates can take advantage of this growing workforce development in St. Louis.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2014/announcing-sept-10-2014-state-st-louis-stem-workforce-summit/
Register now: http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/event/109821

What Are the Most Common Mistakes New Managers Make?

“Below are some mistakes I made as a new manager or have seen other new managers make. Experienced managers still make some of these mistakes, though hopefully fewer.”
http://mashable.com/2014/06/23/common-mistakes-new-managers/

8 Traits of Remarkable Leaders

“The intangible quality called charisma sets certain people apart and makes others want to work with them. Here are some attributes of natural leaders.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/48429.aspx

Measuring Recovery? Count the Employed, Not the Unemployed

“Unemployment rates, the most familiar and famous of labor market indicators, are nearing pre-recession lows. But the shares of adults with jobs — or employment rates — look much less healthy.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/17/upshot/measuring-recovery-count-the-employed-not-the-unemployed.html

Closing the Labor Supply & Demand Gap

“A disconnection between employers and job seekers is prevalent in Missouri. While certain occupations are in high demand, many job seekers are seeking employment in other fields. This report identifies occupations according to skill levels that are in high demand by employers.”
http://www.missourieconomy.org/pdfs/closing_the_gap_jun14.pdf

How College Is Like Sunscreen

“Untangling the price, cost, and value of college.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/06/why-college-is-like-sunscreen/373282/

Is a Student Loan Crisis on the Horizon?

“College tuition and student debt levels have been increasing at a fast pace for at least two decades. These well-documented trends, coupled with an economy weakened by a major recession, have raised serious questions about whether the market for student debt is headed for a crisis, with many borrowers unable to repay their loans and taxpayers being forced to foot the bill.”
http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2014/06/24-student-loan-crisis-akers-chingos

Is The Death of Professionalism Upon Us?

“Bumping up your professionalism while standards are on the decline will only make you stand out from the crowd in the best way.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/48471.aspx

10 Ways to Permanently Streamline Your Workday

“More success tends to create more of everything else – more meetings, more projects, more decisions, more items on your to-do list. But often doing more can mean achieving less.”
http://www.inc.com/ss/jeff-haden/10-ways-permanently-streamline-your-workday

When to Schedule Your Most Important Work

“Protect your best hours. If you don’t do it, who will?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/06/when-to-schedule-your-most-important-work/

Are You Held Back By These Interview Myths?

“Some myths still permeate the general consciousness and weigh candidates down, needlessly undermining their interview performance.”
http://www.recruiter.com/i/are-you-held-back-by-these-interview-myths-part-1/
http://www.recruiter.com/i/are-you-held-back-by-these-interview-myths-part-2/

10 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Happy People

“If you get decent value from making to-do lists, you’ll get huge returns – in productivity, in improved relationships, and in your personal well-being – from adding these items to your not to-do list.”
http://www.inc.com/ss/jeff-haden/10-daily-habits-exceptionally-happy-people

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

28 amazing photos from this year’s entries in the Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments categories.
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/06/2014-national-geographic-traveler-photo-contest-part-ii/100764/

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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