Workforce Development News – April 10, 2017

By on April 10, 2017
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4 Things Your Innovation Efforts Shouldn’t Focus On

“Beware strategic inertia.”
https://hbr.org/2017/04/4-things-your-innovation-efforts-shouldnt-focus-on

Report: Baseline Skills

“The Human Factor: The Hard Time Employers Have Finding Soft Skills”
http://burning-glass.com/research/baseline-skills/

One Slow Month Doesn’t Change The Strong Trend On Jobs

“The U.S. job market has been a bastion of stability in an unstable world in recent years.”
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/one-slow-month-doesnt-change-the-strong-trend-on-jobs/

The Numbers: March Jobs Report

“Job growth slowed sharply across the U.S. economy in March. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level in nearly a decade.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2017/04/07/march-jobs-report-the-numbers-3/

How to Design Meetings Your Team Will Want to Attend

“No, really.”
https://hbr.org/2017/04/how-to-design-meetings-your-team-will-want-to-attend

31 Interview Questions to Ask Before Making Your Next Hire

“A great interview question forces the candidate to think, pushes them out of their comfort zone, and reveals things you couldn’t find on their resume.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/31-interview-questions-to-ask-before-making-your-next-hire/

3 Pieces of Job Search Advice That Don’t Work in Real Life

“Here’s why they don’t work and what to try instead.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-04-03/3-pieces-of-job-search-advice-that-dont-work-in-real-life

14 Must-Have Skills for People Seeking Entry-Level Jobs

“Here are a handful of skills — both soft and hard — that can boost your application almost anywhere.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/14-must-have-skills-for-people-seeking-entry-level-jobs-2017-4

20 Job Search Questions You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask

“Few schools teach students how to find a job when they graduate.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2017/03/25/20-job-search-questions-you-were-too-embarrassed-to-ask/

The 8 Hallmarks of a Top-Tier Employee

“Everyone wants to hire the best – but what, exactly, makes someone ‘the best’?”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/the-8-hallmarks-of-a-top-tier-employee/

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan

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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