Workforce Development News – May 9, 2016

By on May 9, 2016
Delegation and Coaching

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The April Jobs Report in 9 Charts

“U.S. employers added 160,000 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5%. Here’s a look into what we can learn by diving into the details of the monthly employment report.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/05/06/the-april-jobs-report-in-9-charts/

The Job Market Cooled In April But Is Still Strong

“Job growth slowed in April. The labor force shrank. The unemployment rate didn’t budge. But take a step back and a rosier picture emerges.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-job-market-cooled-in-april-but-is-still-strong/

For Delegation to Work, It Has to Come with Coaching

“Simply handing off a task will not yield a great outcome, no matter how clear your initial instructions. Getting someone to take on a new task requires analysis, feedback, and incremental adjustments.”
https://hbr.org/2016/05/for-delegation-to-work-it-has-to-come-with-coaching

Infographic | Domino Effect: The Results of a Bad Onboarding Process

“More than half of all disengaged employees say they received little or no training when they joined their companies.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/domino-effect-the-results-of-a-bad-onboarding-process-infographic/

5 Employee Development Stats That Will Scare You

“You took the time to source, recruit, interview, hire, onboard, and train this person – do you really want to lose them and become a statistic?”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/5-employee-development-stats-that-will-scare-you-in-a-good-way/

Improve Your Résumé by Turning Bullet Points into Stories

“Using stories rather than fragmented lists of bullet points to craft your résumé and profile involves closely examining what makes you an exceptional candidate. The focus of this examination is on not just what you did but how you improved an organization, both overall and in specific ways.”
https://hbr.org/2016/05/improve-your-resume-by-turning-bullet-points-into-stories

5 Things You Can Do If You Are Not Getting Interviews

“Despite all the talk about dwindling numbers of candidates, there are still plenty of job seekers out there who find it hard to get interviews.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/5-things-you-can-do-if-you-are-not-getting-interviews/

How To Know Which Skills To Develop At Each Stage Of Your Career

“By mid-career, the hard skills that got you the job won’t be the ones that get you promoted.”
http://www.fastcompany.com/3059358/your-most-productive-self/how-to-know-which-skills-to-develop-at-each-stage-of-your-career

The Rise of Knowledge Workers Is Accelerating Despite the Threat of Automation

“Occupations with cognitive tasks that aren’t routine are adding the most jobs in decades.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/05/04/the-rise-of-knowledge-workers-is-accelerating-despite-the-threat-of-automation/

The Real Reasons You Procrastinate — And How to Stop

“How exactly does procrastination work, and how do you stop it?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/27/why-you-cant-help-read-this-article-about-procrastination-instead-of-doing-your-job/

6 Ways to Brand Yourself by Engaging With Your LinkedIn Connections

“Now that you have a profile that brands you and you’ve started connecting with the right people, you’re two-thirds of the way to your LinkedIn goal. To wrap up your LinkedIn campaign and solidify your powerful brand, all you need to do is engage with your connections.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/6-ways-to-brand-yourself-by-engaging-with-your-linkedin-connections/

5 Times You’re Selling Yourself Short Without Even Realizing It

“Present yourself as the intelligent, qualified, and capable professional that you are.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-times-youre-selling-yourself-short-without-even-realizing-it

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

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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