Workforce Development News – August 14, 2017

By on August 14, 2017
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How to Make Work More Meaningful for Your Team

“There are four key personality characteristics that determine leaders’ ability to make other people’s jobs more meaningful.”

Misconceptions of U.S. Manufacturing Hinder Women’s Job Prospects

“In 2016, women accounted for just 29% of all U.S. manufacturing jobs. When you consider that women make up 47% of the entire U.S. workforce, that’s an alarmingly low number.”

10 Employee Recognition Stats You Can’t Ignore

“Employees want recognition and appreciation, but do these things actually improve the bottom line?”

Good Leaders Are Good Learners

“Set goals, experiment, and reflect.”

8 Tips for Creating a Learning Culture

“How to make learning and growth a part of your organizational DNA.”

2017 State of St. Louis Workforce Report

St. Louis Community College announces the release of the 2017 State of St. Louis Workforce report, tracking the recovery and growth of our region’s workforce, as well as its continuing challenges. It focuses particular attention on middle skill jobs, those that require education or training beyond high school but not a four-year degree. You may download the full report, or the 4-page infographic summary, at

Common Questions About Tricky Progressive Discipline Issues

“Tips to improve HR/manager communications on progressive discipline.”
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20 Ways Job Seekers Can Speed Up the Hiring Process

“Today, the entire hiring process takes about 23 days from start to finish, which can be frustrating for job seekers eager to make career moves. Speed it up a little.”

4 Signs Your Interview Skills Are Better Than The Competition

“Experience and work history aren’t the only things that can set you apart from the competition on your job hunt. Impeccable interview skills can be the winning attribute that you have that others don’t.”

Infographic: 21 Best Tips for a Successful Job Interview

“Advice on how to prepare, how to behave during the meeting, and how to follow up.”

5 Ways to Have More ’Best Days’ at Work

“It makes sense that we want more best days at work because we want more best days in life.”

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

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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