Workforce Development News – April 20, 2015

By on April 20, 2015
Leaders as Decision Architects

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Leaders as Decision Architects

“A five-step approach for structuring work to encourage good decision making.”
https://hbr.org/2015/05/leaders-as-decision-architects

Only One in 10 People Possess the Talent to Manage

“The five dimensions of manager talent are the greatest predictors of performance across different industries and types of manager roles. Companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/182378/one-people-possess-talent-manage.aspx

Letting Your Customers Speak for You

“Customer success stories can serve as helpful guidance for holdouts. Oftentimes their indecision is due to reasons other than ‘product quality’.”
http://www.helpscout.net/blog/customer-spotlights/

The College Degrees And Skills Employers Most Want In 2015

“The hiring picture keeps getting better for college graduates. Companies want candidates who can think critically, solve problems, work in a team, maintain a professional demeanor and demonstrate a strong work ethic.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2015/04/15/the-college-degrees-and-skills-employers-most-want-in-2015/

STLCC No-Fee, High-Value Technical Training Programs

Start your new career path today with the many options available under STLCC’s No-Fee, High-Value Technical Job Training Programs. All of these training options are offered for a limited time at no cost to qualified students.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2015/stlcc-no-fee-high-value-technical-training-programs/

Infographic: Beware the ‘Baby Boomer Brain Drain’

“Over the next 19 years, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day. Here are insights into how companies can combat the potential labor shortages caused by the baby boomer brain drain.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/beware-the-baby-boomer-brain-drain-infographic/

7 Remarkably Simple Ways to Create Meaning at Work

“Everyone wants to feel that they are making a positive difference in the lives of others. Show your people that they are making a difference every day of the week.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/7-remarkably-simple-ways-to-create-meaning-at-work.html

10 Essentials for Proofreading Your Own Work

“You might view proofing as tedious, but it’s a crucial element of the writing process. Try these steps for keeping your text clear and powerful.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49504.aspx

5 Qualities Every Employer Wants in a Job Candidate

“And how to show you have those coveted traits.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/04/15/5-qualities-every-employer-wants-in-a-job-candidate

9 Things Successful People Say

“These statements, vows and self-admonitions can set you apart from the crowd and propel you to a successful career.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49555.aspx

7 Simple Ways to Take Your Life From Great to Amazing

“Even if your life is already pretty great, there’s always room to improve.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/8-simple-ways-to-take-your-life-from-great-to-amazing.html

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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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