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Workforce Development News – December 19, 2016
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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“What makes managers of highly engaged employees different than the rest?”
“Details the 29 million ‘middle jobs’—jobs that pay middle class wages for workers without a four-year degree and the five major pathways that lead to those jobs.”
“Most people see meetings as a burden, a waste of time, or a general annoyance. But meetings aren’t going away. Rather than dreading your meetings, get better at leading them.”
“There is a kind of blue-collar work that (1) doesn’t require a bachelor’s degree, (2) pays reasonably well and (3) shows no signs of going away.”
“The future of American labor lies in jobs that require empathy and critical thinking.”
“People who are able to think strategically add value in four ways.”
“Hiring decisions are seldom simple or concrete.”
“The wrong priorities lead to bad decisions.”
“Too many organizations cling to outdated beliefs that damage their employer brands and drive the most talented job-seekers away.”
“The competition attracted thousands of entries from photographers all over the world with entries in four categories – action, landscapes, animal portraits, and environmental issues.”
“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson