Workforce Development News – October 10, 2016

By on October 10, 2016
American Workforce And The Changing Job Market

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Key Findings About The American Workforce And The Changing Job Market

“The changes reshaping the U.S. workplace are prompting many workers to think about lifetime commitments to retraining and upgrading their skills.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/10/06/key-findings-about-the-american-workforce-and-the-changing-job-market/
Full report:
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2016/10/06/the-state-of-american-jobs/

A Look at The Future of The U.S. Labor Force to 2060

“We look at projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.”
http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2016/a-look-at-the-future-of-the-us-labor-force-to-2060/home.htm

Just 36% of People Entering The Tech Industry Are Women

“Women entering the tech industry are far outnumbered by men and they lose ground on every step of the ladder.”
https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/09/29/just-36-of-people-entering-the-tech-industry-are-women/

Women, Work and Life Well-Lived

“Women and men continue to drop out of the workforce in troubling numbers. We have to figure out how to get people back to work and how to keep them at work. However, many women don’t want what businesses are offering them.”
http://www.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/195992/women-work-life-lived.aspx

September Jobs Report

“American employers continued to add jobs at a modest pace last month, marking six full years of continuous job creation in the wake of the 2007-09 recession.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2016/10/07/september-jobs-report-the-numbers-2/

To Succeed as a First-Time Leader, Relax

“Four things to focus on.”
https://hbr.org/2016/09/to-succeed-as-a-first-time-leader-relax

Every Manager Needs to Practice Two Types of Coaching

“Give better feedback more often.”
https://hbr.org/2016/09/every-manager-needs-to-practice-two-types-of-coaching

Why Engaging Employees Does Not Mean Making Them ‘Happy’

“The role of today’s internal communicator is not to deliver unicorns and rainbows, but to inspire staffers to put forth their best work—solo and in concert with others.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/51774.aspx

Writing a Rejection Letter (with Samples)

“A quick no is better than a long maybe.”
https://hbr.org/2016/10/writing-a-rejection-letter-with-samples

Why Companies Overlook Great Internal Candidates

“Not everyone wants to be a job hopper.”
https://hbr.org/2016/10/why-companies-overlook-great-internal-candidates

The 5 Key Questions To Find Meaningful Work

“In both good times and bad, ask someone what matters most in a job (especially someone 50+) and meaning looms large.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2016/10/04/the-5-key-questions-to-find-meaningful-work/

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

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: LinkedInTwitterGoogle+ArticlesEmail

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