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Workforce Development News – June 13, 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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“Habits — whether personal, organizational, or societal — are a subconscious loop. Acting ‘without thinking’ is a central component of a habit.”
“As executives rethink short-term security and long-term growth, many are making employee engagement a core performance strategy.”
“With careers lasting longer than ever, older workers should be valued.”
“Where does the government spend all that money?”
“It’s not easy to stay cool and engaged when things get heated in meetings, negotiations, or difficult conversations. You might say something that you later regret, or get stuck on one point trying to prove that you’re right, ultimately losing sight of the bigger picture. At times like this, you might wish you could hit that reset button and have a do-over.”
“The majority of our judgments are focused on smaller, subtle things, such as handshakes and body language. We often form complete opinions about people based solely on these behaviors.”
“Stop obsessing over your resume and focus on these things you need to know about how employers think and what they are looking for during the hiring and recruiting process.”
“What hiring managers really want to know when they ask these common interview questions.”
“Social media managers are in the market of verbs. Our entire careers are based on verbs: share, comment, measure, post, create, solve, design, write, Snap, etc. Verbs govern the rules for social media managers and propel us to amazing places.”
“Nobody cares how busy you are, they only care what you get done.”
“When we pass by landscapes they appear fixed in time, but they change around us constantly. The idea behind this film is to reveal this change by returning to the same camera positions over the years.” (Vimeo, 4:42).
“Don’t count the days; make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali