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Workforce Development News – May 12, 2014
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“In its simplest form, strategic thinking is about deciding on which opportunities to focus your time, people, and money, and which opportunities to starve. Sounds simple enough. Yet, three pervasive myths continue to make strategic thinking an elusive skill set in today’s organizations.”
“Stronger Nation offers detailed data arrays that describe degree attainment at the national, state and county levels. The report also provides degree-attainment data for each of the nation’s 100 most populous metropolitan regions.”
Infographic: Closing the Gaps in College Attainment
New report shows largest year-over-year college attainment increase since 2008
“More Americans are quitting their jobs today than at any point in the past 4 years. There’s an old saying: people quit their bosses, not their jobs.” Here’s why:
“People are tired of the leadership buzzwords and models that feel too tidy, analytical, and removed. The act of great leadership is never cliché. It’s an art. It should be informed by smart research, yet it should be shaped by on-the-ground experience.”
“As the network grows at a breakneck pace, it makes sense for your organization to cater to its professional audience.”
“Eight job-search tips to combat your professional greenness.”
“Today’s crop of new B.A.s are staring at roughly 8.5 percent unemployment, 16.8 percent underemployment. Close to half of those who land work won’t immediately find a job that requires their degree.”
“Social networks offer a window into how people live their lives. But should employers be looking into that window?”
“Guidelines to ensure your YouTube, Instagram and Vine posts (as well as posts on other social media sites) engage your fans every time.”
“Easy to get wrong. And easy to get right.”
“With every passing day, our world becomes a bit more tightly interconnected. More than ever, what goes around comes around.”
“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” – Jeffrey Gitomer