Workforce Development News – Sept. 21, 2015

By on September 21, 2015
Smart, Connected World

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How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Companies

“In a smart, connected world, companies face 10 new strategic decisions. A firm’s choices will have a major impact on every activity in its value chain.”

More Jobs Haven’t Meant Less Poverty

“The improving economy is putting more Americans back to work, but it still isn’t putting more money in their pockets. Nearly 47 million Americans are living in poverty, unchanged since the worst of the recession.”

5 Questions You Need to Ask to Determine Candidate Potential

“Unlike skills, knowledge, and experience, potential isn’t something that can be learned — it has to be found.”

8 Ways to Present Emails that Employees Will Actually Read

“How long should a subject line run? What makes employees read — rather than delete — a message?”

Why You Should Never Walk Into a Job Interview Empty-Handed

“How to create your own marketing toolkit to leave with employers.”

5 Common Mistakes That Desperate Job Seekers Make

“And some tips on how to avoid them.”

The Top 10 Networking Mistakes

“These common blunders ruin the experience for both you and your potential contacts.”

5 Habits of Highly Successful Speakers

“Some speakers captivate audiences better than others. Do you possess any of these qualities?”

How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create

“One path to stand out is to promote, to market, and to figure out unique ways in which to reach your core audience.”

Infographic: How to Create a Productive Workplace

“What do your employees need to do their best work?”

It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.” – Barack Obama

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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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