All posts tagged "News"

  • Workforce Development News – Jan. 10, 2011

    This week: Lean Retailing: A Total Focus on the Customer, What It Takes to Be a Great Employer, Weirdest Interview Questions, Things to Do When You Start Your New Job, Best Way to Use the Last Five...

    • Posted January 10, 2011
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  • Workforce Development News – Jan. 3, 2011

    This week: Lean Drives Focus and Focus Drives Retail Sales, Your Career Transition Action Plan, Smart Career Resolutions for 2011, Pimp Your Resume, Taxpayers With Itemized Deductions, New Tax Changes You Need to Know, Federal Checks Soon...

    • Posted January 3, 2011
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  • Top 10 Reasons to Coach
    Top 10 Reasons to Coach

    Coaching — sometimes we think we don’t have time or don’t know how to access this powerful performance tool. Or we may think, “Why do we need to coach people? They should know what they are supposed...

    • Posted November 15, 2010
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  • Leading Change
    Leading Change

    So how does a leader prepare an organization for change, and enable people to take a more positive outlook on changes that will affect them?

    • Posted October 15, 2010
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  • 2010 State of the Workforce Report
    2010 State of the Workforce Report Predicts Uneven Short-Term Jobs Recovery

    Nearly 400 business, education and civic leaders attended the second annual State of St. Louis Workforce Conference. Our research shows that despite anecdotes on the overabundance of human capital available to companies, the St. Louis workforce is...

    • Posted August 11, 2010
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  • A Workforce Development Perspective on the Recession

    Dr. Rod Nunn shares his view on what to expect about the post-recession economy, workforce trends that will significantly impact the St. Louis area, and the need to use retraining investments to address skills gaps.

    • Posted July 22, 2010
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  • The Role of Lean in Today’s Hypercompetitive Economy
    The Role of Lean in Today’s Hypercompetitive Economy

    When implemented successfully Lean delivers very high impact results. Yet it is successful in fewer than 37% of the organizations that attempt to implement it. Lean fixes do work. So how do you make lean stick?

    • Posted July 15, 2010
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  • Measuring Employee Engagement
    “How are you doing?” Measuring Employee Engagement

    Organizations are beginning to understand the importance of employee engagement in improving production, satisfaction, attendance, and retention, but too many companies are unable to identify the actions necessary to improve engagement. The key to overcoming this obstacle...

    • Posted June 30, 2010
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  • Improve Company Performance With Employee Engagement
    Improve Company Performance With Employee Engagement

    According to research reported over the past few years, “employee engagement” is a key indicator of organizational success. Company performance can vary by as much as 28% depending on the degree of engagement of influential employees.

    • Posted June 15, 2010
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  • Customer Service Tips
    Customer Service Tips

    Loyal customers keep you in business with repeat visits and referrals. On the other hand, an unhappy customer is like a cancer cell that will spread the word of a company’s bad reputation. As a business owner,...

    • Posted May 15, 2010
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