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Workforce Development News – March 30, 2015
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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“We’ve all done it. We experience a positive or negative customer support moment, and then we talk, tweet, text, or write a status update about it. Why?”
“You have to understand people.”
“A guide for deciding which approach to take during a meeting.”
“Everyone understands that preparation can make or break an important meeting. The more work you do before you walk into the room, the more productive and efficient you’ll be. But who has the time to properly prepare?”
“This U-shaped recovery – faster growth at the top and bottom, slower in the middle – isn’t a new phenomenon. What’s unclear is how long it will last.”
“It’s so tempting the attribute the paucity of women in STEM to pipeline problems or personal choices. But it’s time to listen to women scientists: they think the issue’s gender bias, and an increasing amount of research supports that view.”
“Success in interviewing means hiring the perfect candidate. So how do some people make that critical task not just a science but an art?”
“Today’s Millennial candidates are missing key fundamental skills, and they might not be what you’d expect.”
“Whether you’re building a business, a network, or friendships, you always want to look for people who are genuine. Genuine means actual, real, sincere, honest. Genuine people are more or less the same on the inside as their behavior is on the outside.”
“It’s not knowing what to do; it’s doing what you know.” – Tony Robbins