Workforce Development News – November 7, 2016

By on November 7, 2016
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The Economic Recovery Is Finally Bringing Pay Raises

“The long, slow recovery in the job market is moving into a new phase: from job growth to wage growth.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-economic-recovery-is-finally-bringing-pay-raises/

The October Jobs Report in 15 Charts

“Hiring History, Getting Paid, How Much Hiring, Broader Measures, Men and Women at Work, School WOrk, Industry Shift, Labor Force, Prime-Age Workers, Still Searching, Scheduling Shifts, What Kind of Jobs, Measuring Joblessness, Job-Market Dropouts, and Measuring Slack.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/11/04/the-october-jobs-report-in-15-charts/

Communicating with Employees During a Crisis

“Don’t wait for disaster to strike before figuring out how to communicate with employees during a crisis.”
https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/1116/Pages/communicating-with-employees-during-a-crisis.aspx

How to Deal with a Boss Who Behaves Unpredictably

“Look for triggers and patterns.”
https://hbr.org/2016/11/how-to-deal-with-a-boss-who-behaves-unpredictably

Gender Pay Gap: Two Key Causes

“Reasons for gender pay gap: hours worked and perceptions of hours worked.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/197003/gender-pay-gap-two-key-causes.aspx

HR Key in Helping Employers Achieve Gender Equality

“HR has an unprecedented opportunity to ensure that women are well-represented in their organizations and paid fairly.”
https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/1116/Pages/hr-key-in-helping-organizations-achieve-gender-equality.aspx

5 Great Ways to Shatter Employee Engagement

“Want your employees to quit, or at least slow their productivity and ratchet back their commitment to your organization? Just mix and match these destructive behaviors.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/51912.aspx

Why the Problem with Learning Is Unlearning

“Don’t get stuck in your current ways of thinking.”
https://hbr.org/2016/11/why-the-problem-with-learning-is-unlearning

23 Interview Questions You Should Ask Every Customer Service Candidate

“How can you tell if that smart and eager customer service candidate will be an engaged and productive team member?”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/customer-service-interview-questions/

The 5 Best Questions to Ask in an Interview

“What you ask your interviewer makes a big difference.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-10-31/the-5-best-questions-to-ask-in-an-interview

The Top 5 Unspoken Interview Questions Every Hiring Manager Wants Candidates to Answer

“While no one can predict the future, we actually can foretell the bulk of the questions you’ll be asked at any given interview.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/the-top-5-unspoken-interview-questions-every-hiring-manager-wants-candidates-to-answer/

‘Work-Life Balance’ Makes No Sense

“When you respect every aspect of an employee’s life and allow them to minister to non-work commitments in a guilt-free way, they thrive and produce their best work.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/work-life-balance-makes-no-sense/

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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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