Workforce Development News – January 9, 2017

By on January 9, 2017
What We Learned About Management

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What We Learned About Management in 2016, in 19 Charts

“From globalization’s losers, to diversity programs that work, to the most common ways people quit.”
https://hbr.org/2016/12/what-we-learned-about-management-in-2016-in-19-charts

Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

“A process for getting the right people aligned.”
https://hbr.org/2017/01/execution-is-a-people-problem-not-a-strategy-problem

Obama Leaves Behind A Job Market That Is Finally (Mostly) Healthy

“What a difference eight years makes.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/obama-leaves-behind-a-job-market-that-is-finally-mostly-healthy/

December Jobs Report – The Numbers

“The December jobs report marks the 75th straight month of employment growth in the U.S.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2017/01/06/december-jobs-report-the-numbers-3/

America Is Still Making Things

“The mantra that we’ve lost good-paying jobs to China is exactly wrong. We’ve lost the bad-paying jobs to China and gained good-paying jobs.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/01/america-is-still-making-things/512282/

Nationwide, State Budget Cuts Disproportionately Hit Low-income, Minority College Students

“The trend is further widening the racial and socioeconomic divide among different types of universities and colleges, shifting money away from those whose students generally need the most support in favor of the ones whose students generally need the least.”
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/divided-learn-state-budgets-cuts-hit-poorer-minority-college-students/

If Employees Don’t Trust You, It’s Up to You to Fix It

“Four ways to get started.”
https://hbr.org/2017/01/if-employees-dont-trust-you-its-up-to-you-to-fix-it

Trump’s Regulation Rollback: Will Worker Safety Suffer?

“The answer is easy: It’s up to business leaders.”
http://www.industryweek.com/safety/trumps-regulation-rollback-will-worker-safety-suffer

5 Facts About The Minimum Wage

“About 20.6 million people (or 30% of all hourly, non-self-employed workers 18 and older) are ‘near-minimum-wage’ workers.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/01/04/5-facts-about-the-minimum-wage/

9 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer

“If you’re looking for the magic bullet to acing an interview, you’re going to be let down. The secret to a successful interview isn’t really a secret at all — it just takes practice. Of course, you want to make sure that you’re practicing the right thing.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/9-interview-questions/

The Value of Doing Things That Scare You

“Magic happens outside your comfort zone.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/do-things-that-scare-you/

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” – Stephen Covey

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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