Workforce Development News – Jan. 12, 2015

By on January 12, 2015
Checklist for Someone About to Take on a Tougher Job

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A Checklist for Someone About to Take on a Tougher Job

“Careers involve numerous transitions when we ‘step up’ into a new role, typically one with greater rewards, bigger responsibilities, and higher stakes. We’re well aware that these opportunities come as the result of effort and diligence in our previous role, but we can fail to appreciate how much hard work is required after we’ve made the transition to ensure that it’s a successful one.”
https://hbr.org/2015/01/a-checklist-for-someone-about-to-take-on-a-tougher-job

Best Practices For Recruiting STEM Women and Diversity Candidates

The top 20 best corporate practices in STEM and diversity recruiting and 15 quick tips for recruiting STEM women and diversity candidates.
Part 1: http://www.ere.net/2014/12/29/looking-for-bold-recruiting-approaches-best-practices-for-recruiting-stem-women-and-diversity-candidates-part-1-of-2/
Part 2: http://www.ere.net/2015/01/05/looking-for-bold-recruiting-approaches-best-practices-for-recruiting-stem-women-and-diversity-candidates-part-2-of-2/

10 Commandments of Employee Engagement

“Respecting, informing and praising your staffers should be just the beginning. Here’s an array of ways to boost morale and involvement up and down the organizational chart.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49142.aspx

5 Essential Ingredients for Making a Smart Hire

“Finding the right people to add to your team is almost like engaging in a sacred process, whether you’re recruiting your first employee or your thousandth. The right hire can make everyone feel better. The wrong one can drive the whole team crazy.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240821

Trucking Desperately Needs Workers

“In several U.S. industries, the number of job openings currently far exceeds the number of available workers. In trucking, for example, just 54% of an average of 242,000 openings are filled per month, says the Wall Street Journal. Discover the fields with big opportunities for someone willing to switch careers or acquire new skills.”
http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-year-new-job-read-this-first-1420157881

Corporate College Announces Spring 2015 Classes

St. Louis Community College’s Corporate College announces its open enrollment class schedule for Spring 2015. To register for these Healthcare, CPR, Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, Leadership and Facilitation, Computers and Technology, Adobe Creative Cloud, Social Media, Web, and OSHA Safety classes, contact us at 314-984-7777.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2015/corporate-college-announces-spring-2015-classes/

Year Ends With Strong Jobs Growth But Economists Worry About Pay

“Part of the explanation for the stagnant wage growth in the face of strong hiring is that many of the new jobs have been in low-wage industries. And while the number of unemployed workers declined by 1.7 million during the year, it doesn’t mean they all found jobs. Many have simply given up trying to find a job and are no longer included in the count.”
http://www.ere.net/2015/01/09/year-ends-with-strong-jobs-growth-but-economists-worry-about-pay/

Infographic: How to Communicate Better at Work

“Here’s a guide to working with and winning over colleagues, bosses and audiences.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49165.aspx

Top 10 Networking Events in St. Louis to Help Boost Your Career

“Getting involved with a variety of networking groups offers you the chance to develop your sales pitch, strengthen your support network and keep up-to-date with the ever-changing local market.”
http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2015/01/08/top-10-networking-events-in-st-louis-to-help-boost-your-career/

10 Ways to Prepare For Your 2015 Job Search

“As the job market continues to improve, job seekers will have to think of new ways to gain a competitive advantage during their search.”
http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/10-ways-prepare-job-search-2015/

The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers

“Expert-backed ways to make your profile seriously shine—and start getting noticed by recruiters.”
http://college.usatoday.com/2015/01/07/the-31-best-linkedin-profile-tips-for-job-seekers/

5 Great Ways to Open A Speech

“Stop boring your audience the minute you start your speech. Grab them with a question, statistic, anecdote, and more. Learn how.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/48533.aspx

The 25 Principles to Power Your Company Blog

“Writing is valuable. You give voice to your team, help to your customers, and benefit by getting thoughts to page: writing doesn’t just transfer ideas, it creates them.”
http://www.helpscout.net/blog/company-blog/

You can retire from a job, but don’t ever retire from making extremely meaningful contributions in life.” – Stephen Covey

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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