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Workforce Development News – Nov. 3, 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.
The Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College leverages education for growth in the knowledge economy by offering programs and services designed to advance people, businesses and communities. We are located at the Corporate College, a state of the art facility solely dedicated to corporate education and professional development.
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“Change efforts often crumble into excruciatingly dull meetings and PowerPoint presentations. When mid-level managers align their personal goals and strengths with the organization’s goals, they become extraordinary leaders. Here are the four defining characteristics of change leaders.”
“Your Industry Is Changing. Now What?”
“The highest level trends are the skills gap, workers dropping out of the corporate system, the use of automation and outsourcing and the pressure for companies to get more lean.”
“Over the course of an interview, the interviewer is building a mental map of you, composed of both your positive qualities and any doubts, concerns, or objections they may have about your application. The manner in which you deal with these objections can determine whether or not you progress to the next interview or land the job.”
“Zombie resume language is the worst way to describe yourself. Take the time to figure out what they want to hear about, first.”
“Be ready for the call. How to be an informed, quality job reference.”
“Here are a few user-friendly recruiting tips for people with hiring duties, but with no formal training or experience.”
Part 1: https://www.recruiter.com/i/do-you-have-hiring-duties-but-no-hiring-experience-part-1/
Part 2: https://www.recruiter.com/i/do-you-have-hiring-duties-but-no-hiring-experience-part-2/
“A blog can do a lot to help your organization, but only if it’s written and edited professionally and proficiently.”
“What’s the optimal length of a blog headline? How many characters do the most successful email subject lines have? This infographic has the answers, as well as the best lengths for other types of online content.”
“How great would it be to know that the post you just published had the best chance of maximizing clicks, likes, and comments?”
“High plains storms are some of the most beautiful and wild in the world. From rainbows to tornadoes, Nicolaus photographed all types of severe weather in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado.” (Vimeo, 7:00).
“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. Mcintyre