Workforce Development News – May 11, 2015

By on May 11, 2015
Hiring Statistics You Should Know

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11 Interesting Hiring Statistics You Should Know

“Do you know what job seekers are looking for when they target your company? Here’s how you can be more effective at recruiting the very best candidates.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/19-interesting-hiring-statistics-you-should-know.html

Bring Learning Up to Speed

“Today’s business environment is all about the hustle. To be effective, learning has to adopt the same hurry-up mentality.”
http://www.clomedia.com/articles/6227-bring-learning-up-to-speed

4 Ways To Motivate Employees From Day One

“Your new hire needs more than just the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of that new position. Provide the all-important ‘why.'”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49670.aspx

Save the Date: Aug. 5, 2015 State of St. Louis Workforce Event

Come join our discussion and hear about the latest workforce research. The conversation will be about economic opportunity gaps in the St. Louis workforce based on local focus groups, employer surveys and leaders in the community. The topics addressed will include gaps in educational achievement, skills, perception and information.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2015/save-date-aug-5-2015-state-st-louis-workforce-event/

Infographic: Gender’s Role in the Job Search

“Many of us are aware of the pay gap, but gender disparities exist in the hiring process itself. Understand and address the stereotypes and biases that unconsciously and subtly impact hiring decisions.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/genders-role-in-the-job-search-infographic/

The Jobs Recovery Is Back On Track

“The good news is that the job market remains resilient despite weak growth overseas and signs of a slowing economy at home.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/the-jobs-recovery-is-back-on-track/

Employers Up the Search for Truck Drivers

“One of the top 10 hard-to-fill jobs is truck drivers. Today there are some 1,876,000 heavy truck driving jobs, an increase of 11% since 2010, and the occupation clearly wants to grow more.”
http://www.economicmodeling.com/2015/05/08/employers-up-the-search-for-truck-drivers/
We have a no-fee training program:
http://www.stlcc.edu/Workforce-Solutions/MRTDL/MRTDL-Truck-Driving-Programs.html

Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness

“How should we react when an employee is not performing well or makes a mistake?”
https://hbr.org/2015/05/why-compassion-is-a-better-managerial-tactic-than-toughness

Seven of the 10 Hardest-to-Fill Jobs are in Health Care

“The average number of job postings is way above the average number of hires, indicating a thirst for talent that businesses can’t seem to find.”
http://www.economicmodeling.com/2015/05/06/seven-of-the-10-hardest-to-fill-jobs-are-in-health-care/

10 Ways To Smarten Up Your Online Writing

“A content marketer offers guidelines for sharpening your Web posts.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49664.aspx

35 Things You Should Do For Your Career By 35

“Because you’ll make your professional future—not to mention day-to-day work life—a whole lot easier.”
http://college.usatoday.com/2015/05/08/35-things-you-should-do-for-your-career-by-the-time-you-turn-35/

A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

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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 is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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