Workforce Development News – September 6, 2016

By on September 6, 2016
How to Manage Managers

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How to Manage Managers

“Model the behavior you want to see.”
https://hbr.org/2016/08/how-to-manage-managers

The August Jobs Report in 15 Charts

“How much hiring, Getting paid, Broader measures, School work, Men and women at work, Hiring history, Prime-age workers, Job market dropouts, Tracking slack, Still searching, Measuring joblessness, Scheduling shifts, and What kinds of jobs.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/09/02/the-august-jobs-report-in-15-charts/

10 Facts About American Workers

“Unions, service sector, self-employment, Millennials, women, gaps in earnings, education, teen employment, older workers, and minimum wage.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/09/01/8-facts-about-american-workers/

The Best Jobs Now Require You To Be A People Person

“To land a lucrative job today, hard skills in math and engineering, for instance, may not be enough. As technology allows us to automate more technical jobs, new research shows that people skills — communicating clearly, being a team player — matter more than ever.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-best-jobs-now-require-you-to-be-a-people-person/

U.S. Workers’ Satisfaction With Job Dimensions Increases

“Highest satisfaction is with safety and relations with coworkers. Workers generally least satisfied with stress, benefits and pay.”
http://www.gallup.com/poll/195143/workers-satisfied-job-dimensions.aspx

Learn to Love Networking

“‘I hate networking.’ It’s a familiar refrain. But in today’s world, networking is a necessity–and fortunately, an aversion to it can be overcome.”
https://hbr.org/2016/05/learn-to-love-networking

Video: Reactions to the 2016 State of St. Louis Workforce Report

Discover the insights and reactions to the 2016 State of St. Louis Workforce report focusing on Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Transportation & Logistics by Dr. Jeff Pittman, Chancellor, STLCC; Mike Downing, Director, Missouri Dept. of Economic Development; Hillary Frey, STL Youth Jobs; Dr. Roderick Nunn, Executive Vice President, Head of Education & Employment, Concordance Academy; Mike Eggelston, Federal Reserve Bank; Michael Holmes, SLATE; John Frederick, State & Local Government Relations, The Boeing Company; Dr. Larry Johnson, Provost, STLCC-Forest Park; Barbara Fraser, St. Louis County Executive’s Office; and Jason Overby, Chief Operating Officer, FW Warehousing. Find out more, and download the complete report, at http://STLCC.edu/STLworkforce.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2016/video-reactions-2016-state-st-louis-workforce-report/

An Emotional Connection Matters More than Customer Satisfaction

“Hundreds of ’emotional motivators’ drive consumer behavior. Here are 10 that significantly affect customer value across all categories studied.”
https://hbr.org/2016/08/an-emotional-connection-matters-more-than-customer-satisfaction

11 Interview Questions That Trip Everyone Up

“Prepare but don’t over think the interview. Be honest, clear, concise and always a professional.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/281597

Ten Ways To Guarantee Your Interviewer Won’t Forget You

“The biggest problem job-seekers face after an initial job interview is the risk of being forgotten. Hiring managers have a lot on their minds. They can easily forget your conversation with them. They may have met seven to ten job candidates or more. If you want the job, you can’t afford to just get through the interview. You have to dig into a meaty topic that the manager cares about.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2016/09/03/ten-ways-to-guarantee-your-interviewer-wont-forget-you/

10 Qualities of Authentic People

“There is no better teacher than life and no better leadership lessons than what you’ve learned from experience.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/281683

If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it.” – Willy Wonka

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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