Workforce Development News – July 20, 2015

By on July 20, 2015
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Where Are All the Workers?

“The economy adds hundreds of thousands of jobs every month. But more and more people are leaving the workforce.”
http://www.usnews.com/news/the-report/articles/2015/07/16/unemployment-is-low-but-more-workers-are-leaving-the-workforce

11 Ways to Earn Respect at Work

“Gaining the respect of others in the workplace is something many people want, but often have misguided ideas on how to achieve this goal.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/248415

6 Career Missteps You’ll Live to Regret

“These poor decisions will have lasting effects.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/07/14/6-career-missteps-youll-live-to-regret

The 10 Career Mistakes Everyone Makes Early On

“And What You Should Learn From Each One.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-10-career-mistakes-everyone-makes-early-on-and-what-you-should-learn-from-each-one

17 Simple Habits That Make You Look More Professional

“Unprofessional? Here are the behaviors that send the opposite, more positive message.”
http://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/17-simple-habits-that-make-you-look-more-professional.html

Panelists for 2015 State of St. Louis Workforce Event Announced

St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group will present the 2015 State of St. Louis Workforce Report 7:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, in the Mildred E. Bastian Theatre at STLCC’s Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Avenue.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2015/panelists-2015-state-st-louis-workforce-event-announced/

Do You Have a Company Learning Roadmap?

“These five elements can help create a clear route between employee development and performance and a company’s mission, goals and success.”
http://www.clomedia.com/articles/6356-do-you-have-a-company-learning-roadmap

Does a For-Profit College Education Pay Off?

“The numbers suggest that many for-profit students would fare better in public community colleges, where earnings gains may be higher and tuition is less than a quarter of the price.”
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/brown-center-chalkboard/posts/2015/07/16-for-profit-college-pay-off-cellini

Your Company Should Be Helping Customers on Social

“While we are still in the early days of brands building their social media muscle, the strongest companies are putting in place the tools, processes, and people to unlock the wide range of value potential.”
https://hbr.org/2015/07/your-company-should-be-helping-customers-on-social

Stop Making These 15 Body Language Mistakes

“Do you break eye contact too soon? It makes you seem untrustworthy. Do you lean back in your seat when talking with someone? You’d better stop; you come across as arrogant.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49924.aspx

To Form Successful Habits, Know What Motivates You

“Advice for different personality types.”
https://hbr.org/2015/03/to-form-successful-habits-know-what-motivates-you

There are three constants in life … change, choice and principles.” – 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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