Workforce Development News – Feb. 29, 2016

By on February 29, 2016
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Why Decisions Get Second-Guessed, and What to Do About It

“Leaders strive to be decisive. But all too often their well-reasoned decisions are reopened by bosses and colleagues, or worse ignored, which slows down progress and breeds resentment, confusion, and paralysis.”

HR Gets Creative to Hire Manufacturing Workers

“How the nation’s factories are competing for talent in a tough labor market.”

African Americans: College Majors and Earnings

“While college access has increased among African Americans, they are overrepresented in majors that lead to low-paying jobs. African Americans, who represent 12 percent of the U.S. population, are underrepresented in the number of college majors associated with the fastest growing, highest-paying occupations.”

The Biases That Punish Racially Diverse Teams

“Research shows we assume they have more conflict, even when they don’t.”

‘Legoizing’ Your Learning

“The way people learn is changing. Breaking learning down into short, concise pieces is an effective way to build expertise one block at a time.”

The Recipe for Resume Success

“What Is the Problem You Were Asked to Work On? What Actions Did You Take to Resolve the Problem? What Results Did You Achieve With the Actions You Took? How Did What You Do Help Your Company Make or Save Money?”

Feel the Power: 9 Ways to Feel Confident During the Job Interview

“It is so easy to feel as if you have no control over the interview process and that you have no choice but to follow the lead of the interviewer – unless you take action to claim some of your power back.”

5 Must-Answer Questions to Help You Prepare for an Interview

“They are seemingly simply questions on the surface, but how you answer them and how you handle yourself when responding to each one will show employers a lot about your character.”

What Is Networking and How Does It Help You Find a Job?

“When you consider how much better your chances of landing an opportunity become when a current employee forwards your resume compared to applying on your own, it is clear why it’s important to spend time making connections with people who have the potential to send along your resume for consideration.”

10 Easy Steps That Will Make You a Master Relationship Builder

“Here’s how to make the connections that can accelerate your career.”


“Whether in the city or a rural area, surrounded by nature or man-made things, there is but one constant – the sky. Regardless of our lifestyle or surroundings, the sky is always there above us to put on a show. ‘Skylight’ is a collection of dramatic sky shows, captured from a wide variety of locations over a period of six years.” (Vimeo, 3:16).

You can neither win nor lose if you don’t run the race.” – David Bowie

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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