Workforce Development News – August 21, 2017

By on August 21, 2017
Where The Robots Are

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Where The Robots Are

“Where exactly automation may displace workers — and where not.”

Giving Feedback The Right Way

“Being a good partner, teammate, or friend to others in work and life means helping them get the information they need to make better decisions going forward — and knowing the impacts that you have on others leads to better decisions.”

Who is Out of The Labor Force?

“Our nation’s labor force participation rate, or the fraction of adults who are either employed or are searching for work, has fallen steadily since 1999. This is a trend that many economists find troubling, as the labor force participation rate is an indicator of household living standards and economic vitality. This new report provides a detailed snapshot of those who remain out of the labor force today.”

HEC-TV Presents: The 2017 State of St. Louis Workforce Report

HEC-TV and the St. Louis Community College Workforce Solutions Group brings the 2017 State of St. Louis Workforce Report to you from St. Louis Community College at Forest Park (1:51:43). The theme of the 2017 report is Right in the Middle – Skills at the Center of the St. Louis Economy. It focuses particular attention on middle skill jobs, those that require education or training beyond high school but not a four-year degree.
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About the State of St. Louis Workforce Report

The report encompasses three key sections: analysis of available governmental data, an employer survey focused on hiring and workforce issues, and Regional Initiatives for Middle Skill Jobs – groups in three different industries engaged in collaborative efforts to educate and train individuals for these opportunities.
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5 Simple Ways to Write about Negative Issues with a Positive Spin

“Have you ever written something only to have the recipient completely misunderstand your intent? Or been accused of abruptness when you thought you were being businesslike and efficient? There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to communicating effectively, but among the most important is tone.”

12 Buzzwords To Say In Your Next Interview

“In a job interview, hiring managers are alert to certain words and phrases that convey knowledge of the position, confidence, and that a person would be a good fit for the company.” And without them, you could be looked over.

Your 5-Minute Guide to Writing an Amazing LinkedIn Recommendation

“Sitting down and writing said recommendation always takes more time than you think it will.”

5 Questions to Help Your Employees Find Their Inner Purpose

“Leaders can’t rely on organizational mission statements to inspire employees. Help employees think about what they’re good at, what they enjoy, what makes them feel useful, what propels them forward, and how they relate to others.”

12 Lessons You Learn or Regret Forever

“Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter.”

It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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