Workforce Development News – July 5, 2016

By on July 5, 2016
College-Educated Workers Now Dominate the Labor Market

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Employee Recognition: Low Cost, High Impact

“Top performers need to know their efforts are recognized and valued. Employee recognition isn’t one-size-fits-all. Money isn’t the only, or even the top, form of recognition.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/193238/employee-recognition-low-cost-high-impact.aspx

College-Educated Workers Now Dominate the Labor Market

“Those who have a college degree make up 36% of the workforce, compared with 34% for those with only a high school diploma or less.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/06/30/college-educated-workers-now-dominate-the-labor-market/

America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots

“Over 95 percent of jobs created during the recovery have gone to workers with at least some college education, while those with a high school diploma or less are being left behind. The Great Recession decimated low-skill blue-collar and clerical jobs, whereas the recovery added primarily high-skill managerial and professional jobs.”
https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/americas-divided-recovery/

How to Put the Right Amount of Pressure on Your Team

“Tips for turning the heat up or down.”
https://hbr.org/2016/07/how-to-put-the-right-amount-of-pressure-on-your-team

10 Tips for Writing a Professional Resume

“A powerful resume is what gets you to the next stage – the interview. Writing a resume that will land you an interview can be a daunting task, but if you follow these 10 rules, you will succeed.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/10-tips-for-writing-a-professional-resume/

15 Common Mistakes Job Seekers Make – and How to Fix Them

“Resumes, networking, cover letters, interview skills, and your communication with recruiters are all critical to your job search. With so much for you to do, it should come as no surprise that there are a lot of potential pitfalls you might encounter along the way.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/15-common-mistakes-job-seekers-make-and-how-to-fix-them/

How to Answer ‘What is Your Dream Job?’ in an Interview

“Prepare in advance for this commonly asked question.”
http://money.usnews.com/careers/articles/2016-06-30/how-to-answer-what-is-your-dream-job-in-an-interview

9 Signs You’re Successful – Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It

“Real success comes from the inside, and it’s completely independent of circumstance.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/278062

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S Truman

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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