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Workforce Development News – Feb. 1, 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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“The step-by-step guide to awesome conversations.”
“Smart, rational decision-making isn’t an innate gift; rather, it’s an art, a process of weighing inputs such as data and risk on one hand and emotions like fear and uncertainty on the other.”
“Employers are looking for particularly human qualities in future hires: Relationship building, dealing with complexity and ambiguity, balancing opposing views, teaming and collaboration, co-creativity, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to manage diverse employees.”
“Without assistance, economically inactive young people won’t gain critical job skills and will never fully integrate into the wider economy or achieve their full earning potential.”
“Spending per student increases at major private and public universities, but declines at community colleges.”
Lean transformations involve many steps and the first step is the most important. That step determines whether or not your organization’s Lean transformation is sustainable. Far too many are not, resulting in wasted money, wasted time, and jaded employees. Discover the important criteria for your first Lean step, and find out what our clients say about our approach to Lean transformations.
“A strategy focused on virtual workers will only succeed if you hire the right virtual workers. You need to know how to specifically screen candidates in ways that will reveal how dependable and effective they will be working remotely.”
Part 1: https://www.recruiter.com/i/10-revealing-interview-questions-to-help-you-select-the-best-virtual-workers-pt-1/
Part 2: https://www.recruiter.com/i/10-revealing-interview-questions-to-help-you-select-the-best-virtual-workers-pt-2/
“You landed the interview. Awesome! Now let’s seal the deal.”
“After your resume has passed any screening software, it still needs to impress the hiring manager.”
“Few people feel comfortable talking about themselves. These three steps make sharing your accomplishments on the social network as easy as can be.”
“Everyone is telling you to use social media – but who’s telling you to be careful?”
“Visuals, graphics, and charts can concentrate and present information in a way that sticks. Skill in visual communication has become nearly as indispensable as clear, compelling writing.”
“Good stories always beat good spreadsheets.” – Chris Sacca