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Workforce Development News – May 23, 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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“Few managers or supervisors have mastered the art of meetings and even fewer organizations have made it a priority. Add to that the fact that leaders are busy — and often don’t have the time to prepare adequately — and you’ve got a recipe for ineffective meetings. The question is, what can you do about it?”
“Infrastructure occupations require higher levels of knowledge in 11 different content areas, most of which have little to do with construction.”
“All over the country, employers say they see a disturbing downside of tighter labor markets as they try to rebuild from the worst recession since the Depression: They are struggling to find workers who can pass a pre-employment drug test.”
“Collaboration has become more complex, but success still depends on the fundamentals.”
“Strategic alignment means that all elements of a business — including the market strategy and the way the company itself is organized — are arranged in such a way as to best support the fulfillment of its long-term purpose. Here is a simple test you can perform to start an honest conversation about strategy and organizational effectiveness:”
The 2016 State of St. Louis Workforce Event will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the St. Louis Community College Forest Park Campus, 5600 Oakland Ave. Come to this discussion and hear about the latest workforce research. The conversation will be about the importance of manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation and logistics in driving our regional economy.
Register online today at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/event/150882
“Digital technology has ushered in a slew of new shared, collaborative and on-demand online services ranging from virtual marketplaces to home sharing.”
“Not long ago, the ability to create smart data visualizations (or dataviz) was a nice-to-have skill for design- and data-minded managers. Now visual communication is a must-have skill for all managers, because more and more often, it’s the only way to make sense of the work they do.”
“Research shows that 55 percent of communication comes from body language. Learn how to decode it.”
“Most experienced businesspeople respect attitude and hustle more than the bullet points on your resume.”
“Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world.” – Malcolm X