Workforce Development News – July 25, 2016

By on July 25, 2016
When Transparency Backfires

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When Transparency Backfires, and How to Prevent It

“Openness doesn’t always translate into good behavior.”
https://hbr.org/2016/07/when-transparency-backfires-and-how-to-prevent-it

8 Secrets Of Great Communicators

“Even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2016/07/19/8-secrets-of-great-communicators/

How the 2% lives

“Temping is on the increase, affecting temps and staff workers alike.”
http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21702190-temping-increase-affecting-temps-and-staff-workers-alike-how-2

Can Training Solve the Skills Gap in Manufacturing?

“Manufacturers have regained their footing since from the 2007-2009 recession, and more jobs are available, but there are fewer qualified candidates to fill these roles.”
http://foundrymag.com/opinion/can-training-solve-skills-gap-manufacturing

What if There Just Aren’t Enough Jobs to Go Around?

“A new study examines earnings data to link declining job mobility to lower overall demand for workers.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/07/21/what-if-there-just-arent-enough-jobs-to-go-around/

4 Reasons Why Networking is Difficult, and Solutions for Making it Easier

“Networking can be uncomfortable and almost painful for some people, but it’s something we must all do. The fact remains that networking accounts for roughly 70 percent of jobs landed by job seekers. It is the most successful way of gaining employment.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/4-reasons-why-networking-is-difficult-and-solutions-for-making-it-easier/

Emphasize These 3 In-Demand Skills To Boost Your Career

“71% of in-demand skills are required across two or more job categories.”
http://careersherpa.net/emphasize-in-demand-skills-boost-career/#more-17333

How to Write a Cover Letter for a Job

“Cover letters give you a chance to stand out and share more of you than your resume and application allow.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/write-cover-letter-job/

The Case for Cover Letters

“A few reasons why cover letters are critical to securing a first-round job interview, as well as some thoughts on how they can separate you from the competition.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/a-case-for-cover-letters/

29 Things You Should Accomplish Before You’re 30

“There are a lot of things that you should accomplish before you turn 30 because you have the energy, time, and freedom to do so.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/279275

A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.” – Dalai Lama

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: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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