Workforce Development News – December 19, 2016

By on December 19, 2016
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What Great Managers Do Daily

“What makes managers of highly engaged employees different than the rest?”
https://hbr.org/2016/12/what-great-managers-do-daily

Career and Technical Education: Five Ways That Pay Along the Way to the B.A.

“Details the 29 million ‘middle jobs’—jobs that pay middle class wages for workers without a four-year degree and the five major pathways that lead to those jobs.”
https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/career-and-technical-education/

6 Reasons to Get Better at Leading Meetings

“Most people see meetings as a burden, a waste of time, or a general annoyance. But meetings aren’t going away. Rather than dreading your meetings, get better at leading them.”
https://hbr.org/2016/12/6-reasons-to-get-better-at-leading-meetings

Actually, There Are Still Good Blue-Collar Jobs

“There is a kind of blue-collar work that (1) doesn’t require a bachelor’s degree, (2) pays reasonably well and (3) shows no signs of going away.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-11-18/actually-there-are-still-good-blue-collar-jobs

Forget Robots — People Skills Are the Future of American Jobs

“The future of American labor lies in jobs that require empathy and critical thinking.”
http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/forget-robots-people-skills-are-future-american-jobs

6 Ways to Screen Job Candidates for Strategic Thinking

“People who are able to think strategically add value in four ways.”
https://hbr.org/2016/12/6-ways-to-screen-job-candidates-for-strategic-thinking

Here’s The Real Reason I Didn’t Hire You

“Hiring decisions are seldom simple or concrete.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2016/12/17/heres-the-real-reason-i-didnt-hire-you/

How to Prioritize Your Company’s Projects

“The wrong priorities lead to bad decisions.”
https://hbr.org/2016/12/how-to-prioritize-your-companys-projects

Five Annoying New Interview Questions You’ll Hear In 2017

“Too many organizations cling to outdated beliefs that damage their employer brands and drive the most talented job-seekers away.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2016/12/11/five-new-annoying-interview-questions-youll-hear-in-2017/

The Winners Of The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest

“The competition attracted thousands of entries from photographers all over the world with entries in four categories – action, landscapes, animal portraits, and environmental issues.”
http://www.boredpanda.com/2016-national-geographic-nature-photographer-of-the-year-winners/

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedInTwitterGoogle+ArticlesEmail

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