Workforce Development News – Sept. 2, 2014

By on September 2, 2014
Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

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Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

“Why are some people more able to manage complexity? Although complexity is context-dependent, it is also determined by a person’s disposition and three key qualities.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/curiosity-is-as-important-as-intelligence/

17 Things Every Successful Leader Says Every Day

“Great leaders know that their words have a powerful effect on their employees. You can go from good to great by using these phrases regularly.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/17-things-every-successful-leader-says-every-day.html

7 Things A Business Leader Must Understand About Customer Service

“To provide successful leadership you need to serve your customers, and the employees who serve your customers, successfully.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/micahsolomon/2014/08/22/6-things-a-business-leader-must-understand-about-customer-service/

What Successful Leaders Do in Challenging Times

“Given the same set of circumstances, some people create team success and others fail. Great leaders know how to turn tough times into big wins. Here’s how they do it.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/what-successful-leaders-do-in-challenging-times.html

Register now: Sept. 10, 2014 State of St. Louis STEM Workforce Event

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.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2014/announcing-sept-10-2014-state-st-louis-stem-workforce-summit/
Register now: http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/event/109821

Refusing to Hire Overqualified Candidates – a Myth That Can Hurt Your Firm

“Imagine being assigned a physician and then purposely rejecting them solely because they were ‘overqualified’ for your medical situation. Well that’s exactly what happens when hiring managers reject candidates who have ‘too many’ qualifications.”
http://www.ere.net/2014/08/25/refusing-to-hire-overqualified-candidates-a-myth-that-can-hurt-your-firm/

5 Major Hiring Myths Debunked

“These are myths that can hold organizations back, clouding their judgment and making it harder for them to make good hiring decisions.”
http://www.recruiter.com/i/5-major-hiring-myths-debunked/

How to Lose a Candidate in 10 Days

“The initial candidate experience is a crucial piece of long-term talent relationships that are developed during the hiring process. If we don’t get it right, we run the risk of losing a potentially successful hire. Here’s a look at how 10 short days and a few wrong turns can quickly send a candidate running for the hills.”
http://www.ere.net/2014/08/28/how-to-lose-a-candidate-in-10-days/

Employers Aren’t Just Whining – the “Skills Gap” Is Real

“The issue is confusing because the skills required to work with new technologies are hard to measure. They are even harder to manage. Understanding this controversy sheds some light on what employers and government need to do to deal with a very real problem.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/employers-arent-just-whining-the-skills-gap-is-real/

6 Secrets of Great Resumes

“Great resumes send a consistent message, quantify accomplishments, show the competition, and build instant credibility.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonyoushaei/2014/08/27/resumes/

5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking

“Many people fear public speaking more than death, and that death can turn slow and torturous when you are asked to speak unexpectedly with little or no time to prepare.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/5-tips-for-off-the-cuff-speaking/

6 Ways to Be A Superstar at Work

“Becoming one of your organization’s most valuable employees is a lot easier than you may think.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/48699.aspx

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter

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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