Workforce Development News – June 6, 2016

By on June 6, 2016
Shortage of Skilled Workers

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Why America Has a Shortage of Skilled Workers

“A new perspective on why manufacturing has a skilled workforce problem — and what manufacturers must do to solve it.”
http://www.industryweek.com/skilled-workers

Hiring Really Is Slowing Down

“May was the worst month for job growth in more than five years.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/hiring-really-is-slowing-down/

The May Jobs Report in 12 Charts

“How much hiring, Broader measures, Labor force, Prime-age workers, Tracking slack, Job market dropouts, What kind of jobs, Scheduling shifts, Measuring unemployment, Still searching, School work, and Men and women at work.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/06/03/the-may-jobs-report-in-12-charts-2/

How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

“Questions to ask.”
https://hbr.org/2016/06/how-to-know-if-someone-is-ready-to-be-a-manager

How to Champion Diversity and Inclusion within Your Business

“Today’s businesses need to be both diverse and inclusive, and we’re all just-now learning how to do it.”
http://mashable.com/2016/05/25/diverse-inclusive-company-culture/

What to Say and Do When Your Employee Has Another Job Offer

“Consider the employee’s value — and act accordingly.”
https://hbr.org/2016/05/what-to-say-and-do-when-your-employee-has-another-job-offer

How Men Can Pay a High Price for Taking a Part-Time Job

“When it comes to part-time work, there appear to be penalties for men that are as strong as the penalty for unemployment, while for women we see no penalty.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/05/31/how-men-can-pay-a-high-price-for-taking-a-part-time-job/

8 Ways to Measure Job Search Success

“Go through these questions to assess your employment strategy.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-06-01/8-ways-to-measure-job-search-success

Two-Thirds of College Grads Struggle to Launch Their Careers

“So how can students and their parents, who are about to make one of the largest investments of their life in a college degree, ensure that there is a return on that investment?”
https://hbr.org/2016/05/two-thirds-of-college-grads-struggle-to-launch-their-careers

10 Essentials for A Memorable Presentation

“Public speakers, try these techniques for starting with a bang and sending your audience off with a clear message and a desire to change the world.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/51242.aspx

Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

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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