Workforce Development News – Dec. 4, 2017

By on December 4, 2017
The Future of Work

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5 Ways The U.S. Workforce has Changed, A Decade Since The Great Recession Began

“A smaller share of Americans are in the labor force. The workforce is getting more diverse. There’s more gray in the workforce. Unemployed people are out of work for longer. The shift toward service jobs continues, though more slowly.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/11/30/5-ways-the-u-s-workforce-has-changed-a-decade-since-the-great-recession-began/

What The Future of Work Will Mean for Jobs, Skills, and Wages

“As many as 375 million workers around the world may need to switch occupational categories and learn new skills.”
https://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/future-of-organizations-and-work/what-the-future-of-work-will-mean-for-jobs-skills-and-wages

Room to Grow: Identifying New Frontiers for Apprenticeships

“The number of occupations commonly using apprenticeships can be expanded from 27 to 74. Up to 3.3 million job openings could be filled by apprentices, many of these new fields pay more than current apprenticeship occupations, and many of these occupations are difficult for employers to fill using current channels.”
http://burning-glass.com/research/apprenticeships/

The Manager’s Role in Employee Well-Being

“The success of any well-being initiative hinges on manager support and involvement.”
http://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/222833/manager-role-employee.aspx

The First Step to Fixing U.S. Manufacturing

“While the largest US firms have seen their domestic revenues grow more than twice as fast as the sector average even in the domestic market, their smaller suppliers—the firms that provide them with the materials and components they depend on—have experienced negative growth. Some tier-one suppliers to major manufacturers are performing well, but tier-two and -three suppliers in many industries are struggling.”
https://hbr.org/2017/11/the-first-step-to-fixing-u-s-manufacturing

Why Colleges Should Make Internships a Requirement

“Recent graduates who had a relevant job or internship while in school were more than twice as likely to acquire a good job immediately after graduation.”
http://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/222497/why-colleges-internships-requirement.aspx

9 Signs You Nailed the Interview

“If there’s one thing that drives people crazy when applying to jobs, it’s the uncertainty.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/9-signs-you-nailed-the-interview/

10 Qualities Recruiters Never Want to See in Candidates

“If you’re hoping to ace the interview, the more of these pet peeves you avoid, the better.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/qualities-recruiters-never-want-to-see/

Best Presentation Ever: How to Elevate Any Talk to Make It Motivating, Meaningful and Memorable

“When you give a presentation, do audience members give you their full attention? Do they clamor to ask questions and participate? When your presentation is over, do audience members give you a big round of applause–and afterwards, do a number of people line up to talk to you?”
https://www.inc.com/alison-davis/best-presentation-ever-how-to-elevate-any-talk-to-make-it-motivating-meaningful-memorable.html

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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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