Workforce Development News – July 11, 2016

By on July 11, 2016
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The Jobs Recovery May Not Be Flashy, But It’s Strong

“Job growth may be slowing, but there is no sign that the recovery is nearing its end.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-jobs-recovery-may-not-be-flashy-but-its-strong/

The June Jobs Report in 15 Charts

“How much hiring, Hiring history, Getting paid, Broader measures, Men and women at work, School work, Labor force, Prime-age workers, Still Searching, Tracking slack, Job-market dropouts, Measuring unemployment, What kinds of jobs, Scheduling shifts, and Shift Shares.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/07/08/the-june-jobs-report-in-15-charts/

Meetings That Work for Both Managers and Makers

“They need very different schedules to do their jobs well.”
https://hbr.org/2016/07/meetings-that-work-for-both-managers-and-makers

Strengths-Based Employee Development: The Business Results

“Managers account for 70% of variance in engagement across business units. Strengths-based management practices yield better sales, profit, and customer engagement.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/193499/strengths-based-employee-development-business-results.aspx

Why Some Economists See Faster Wage Growth Around the Corner

“Looking beneath the headline wage figures offers a bit more hope for U.S. workers.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/07/06/why-some-economists-see-faster-wage-growth-around-the-corner/

Don’t Let Your Company Culture Just Happen

“Design it thoughtfully.”
https://hbr.org/2016/07/dont-let-your-company-culture-just-happen

Paid Interns Get More Job Offers, Higher Salaries Than Unpaid Peers

“New data reinforces the notion that internships contribute to a widening income inequality gap.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/07/06/paid-interns-get-more-job-offers-higher-salaries-than-unpaid-peers/

20 Great Questions To Ask Your Hiring Manager

“You’ll make an impression on your hiring manager when you go to a job interview, not only by the way you answer his or her questions but also in the questions you ask your possible next boss.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2016/07/05/twenty-great-questions-to-ask-your-hiring-manager/

Ten Things Never To Reveal Until You Have The Job

“What will get you hired is your ability to figure out what isn’t working well inside the organization right now and then to make it clear that you can dig into and solve that problem.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2016/07/08/ten-things-never-to-reveal-until-you-have-the-job/

10 Things Your LinkedIn Profile Should Reveal in 10 Seconds

“Your profile should answer these ten questions quickly in order to satisfy employers who don’t have a lot of free time to spare.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/278708

5 Choices Every Job Seeker Makes

“These decisions greatly impact how your job search will go.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-07-05/5-choices-every-job-seeker-makes

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” – General Norman Schwarzkopf

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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