Workforce Development News – October 17, 2016

By on October 17, 2016
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27 Charts That Will Change How You Think About The American Economy

“The US economy is changing — and not always in the ways people expect. Fewer people are working in the manufacturing sector, yet we’re producing more manufactured goods than ever. In many ways, the US economy is less dynamic than is commonly believed — the number of startups is dropping, people are changing jobs less often, and worker productivity is growing at its slowest pace in decades.”
http://www.vox.com/new-money/2016/10/10/12933426/27-charts-changing-economy

Jobs Requiring Preparation, Social Skills or Both Expected to Grow Most

“Much of U.S. job growth over the past 35 years has been in occupations that require higher levels of education, training and experience.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/10/13/jobs-requiring-preparation-social-skills-or-both-expected-to-grow-most/

What Bad Customer Service Costs Your Business

“Customers reward companies who create hassle-free experiences.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/bad-customer-service/

Getting Reorgs Right

“Don’t wing it. Use this five-step process instead.”
https://hbr.org/2016/11/getting-reorgs-right

‘Job Stealing’ Robots Are An Economic Distraction

“At the national level there is no correlation between adoption of robots and job losses in the manufacturing sector.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/metropolitan-revolution/2016/10/12/job-stealing-robots-are-an-economic-distraction/

Beating Burnout

“How to tell if you have it and what to do about it.”
https://hbr.org/2016/11/beating-burnout

10 Ways to Show the Hiring Manager You’re an Obvious Fit for the Job

“To demonstrate your fit, you need to answer the question on every hiring manager’s mind during the interview: ‘What problem would hiring you solve?’”
Part 1: https://www.recruiter.com/i/5-ways-to-show-the-hiring-manager-youre-an-obvious-fit-for-the-job/
Part 2: https://www.recruiter.com/i/5-more-ways-to-showing-the-hiring-manager-youre-an-obvious-fit-for-the-job/

Professional LinkedIn Profile Tips: A Checklist of 17 Must-Have Items

“Consider your LinkedIn Profile to be equivalent to the front page for the website of you.”
http://maximizesocialbusiness.com/professional-linkedin-profile-tips-checklist-9648/

A Checklist for More Persuasive Presentations

“Here are the questions to ask yourself so you can structure a presentation, from the outset, that defuses potential objections upfront and is so compelling a ‘yes’ becomes far more likely.”
https://hbr.org/2016/10/a-checklist-for-more-persuasive-presentations

Great Content Is Still the Biggest Hurdle

“Content creation is messier behind the scenes than most people realize. Here’s eight ways to keep the bar of quality in a steady place.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/creative-writing-techniques/

Stop Trying to Sound Smart When You’re Writing

“Eliminate fancy-pants words.”
https://hbr.org/2016/10/stop-trying-to-sound-smart-when-youre-writing

So the American economy needs the world, and the world needs the American economy.” – Rodrigo Rato

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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