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  • 2012 State of St. Louis Workforce Event
    Workforce Development News – Aug. 13, 2012

    This week: 2012 State of St. Louis Workforce Report, How St. Louis Companies Are Closing the Skills Gap, Disciplined Pursuit of Less, Tricks for a Fabulous Workday, Conversations with Local Employers: A Profile of the Ideal Employee,...

    • Posted August 13, 2012
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  • Alan Spell presenting 2012 State of St. Louis Workforce Report
    2012 State of St. Louis Workforce Report reveals skills gap, ways to overcome challenges

    Although the employment rate has improved in the St. Louis region since 2010, a skills gap in the workforce remains one of the top challenges for the local economy, according to the fourth annual “State of St....

    • Posted August 8, 2012
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  • Conversations with Local Employers, Hiring 2012
    Conversations with Local Employers: A Profile of the Ideal Employee

    As part of our State of St. Louis Workforce study this year, we added a new element to help us understand what’s going on locally with unemployment – the rate is still hovering above 8 percent. We...

    • Posted August 8, 2012
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  • How St. Louis Companies Are Closing the Skills Gap
    How St. Louis Companies Are Closing the Skills Gap

    Top employers in the St. Louis region continue to find new and creative ways to overcome the skills gap to fill open positions. The insights from the six case studies in the State of St. Louis Workforce...

    • Posted August 8, 2012
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  • 2012 State of St. Louis Workforce Report
    2012 State of St. Louis Workforce Report

    St. Louis Community College unveiled the findings of our fourth annual “State of St. Louis Workforce Report.”

    • Posted August 8, 2012
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  • If You Can’t Find the Right Hire, Create Her
    Workforce Development News – Aug. 6, 2012

    This week: If You Can’t Find the Right Hire - Create Her, Defuse an Angry Customer, Ways You’re Wasting Time and Don’t Even Know It, Reasons You Didn’t Get The Job, Is Your Leadership Showing?, Top 20...

    • Posted August 6, 2012
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  • Transparency
    Leadership for Life – Transparency

    Being transparent with your employees doesn’t make you less powerful, doesn’t diminish your choices, doesn’t make you any more vulnerable. Transparency builds trust in your organization, and that enhances teamwork, while increasing the chances that your employees...

    • Posted August 1, 2012
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  • Why Aren’t You Delegating?
    Workforce Development News – July 30, 2012

    This week: Why Aren’t You Delegating?, The Big Jobs Myth: American Workers Aren’t Ready for American Jobs, Ways to Inhibit Innovation, How to Ace The Panel Interview, 92 Percent of Recruiters Use Social Networks, Future of Higher...

    • Posted July 30, 2012
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  • Leadership Secrets You’ve Never Heard About
    Workforce Development News – July 23, 2012

    This week: Leadership Secrets You’ve Never Heard About, Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People, Habits of Remarkably Charismatic People, What’s Wrong With Using Resumes For Hiring? Pretty Much Everything, Interview Questions That Reveal Everything, Value of a Multigenerational...

    • Posted July 23, 2012
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  • Traits of Truly Inspiring Leaders
    Workforce Development News – July 16, 2012

    This week: Traits of Truly Inspiring Leaders, Things You Should Learn to Say, Dumb Ways to Ruin a Meeting, Art of the E-Mail Subject Line, How to Ask for Professional Recommendations, Steps for Successful Networking, Best Tips...

    • Posted July 16, 2012
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  • Retention
    Leadership for Life – Retention

    What do employees want? They want to have meaningful input on workplace issues that affect them directly. They want better life/work balance. They want to be paid well. They want the opportunity to move up in the...

    • Posted July 16, 2012
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  • Ace Customer Service Every Time
    Workforce Development News – July 9, 2012

    This week: Hallmarks of Highly Respected Achievers, Best Way to Keep Customers From Leaving, Ace Customer Service Every Time: 5 Rules, Ways to Refuel Your Energy Every Day, How to Use ‘Lean’ to Select Learning Technologies, Why...

    • Posted July 9, 2012
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  • The Core Beliefs of Lean
    Making Lean Stick – The Core Beliefs of Lean

    The people best qualified to improve work processes are the people who do the work. Learn the core beliefs at the heart of Lean and their operational implications.

    • Posted July 9, 2012
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  • Habits of Extraordinary Teams
    Workforce Development News – July 2, 2012

    This week: Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People, Make Learning Small, Medium and Large, Habits of Extraordinary Teams, Key Ingredients of a Successful Team, Managing Millennials: Why Gen Y Will Be Running the Country by 2020, Guidelines for...

    • Posted July 2, 2012
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