Workforce Development News – July 17, 2017

By on July 17, 2017
Ways Managers Can Be More Inclusive

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4 Ways Managers Can Be More Inclusive

“More diverse teams make better decisions than less diverse teams.”
https://hbr.org/2017/07/4-ways-managers-can-be-more-inclusive

Five Signs Point to Skill Shortages in the United States

“Yes, there are skill shortages. But not everywhere.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-07/five-signs-point-to-skill-shortages-in-the-united-states

The Most Productive Firms (and Their Employees) Are Pulling Away from Everyone Else

“Technology, trade, and labor markets all play a role.”
https://hbr.org/2017/07/a-study-of-16-countries-shows-that-the-most-productive-firms-and-their-employees-are-pulling-away-from-everyone-else

More Competition for Talent Is Leading to Rise in Wages

“Studies show strong hiring expectations for second half of 2017.”
https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/more-competition-talent-rise-wages.aspx

Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers

“Reducing the confusion around college and careers is the way to equip more individuals with the skills they need in the 21st-century economy and offer employers the skilled workforce they require.”
https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/careerpathways/

The Link Between E-Commerce and Warehousing Jobs

“A good part of the growth in general warehousing seems to be tied to Amazon swallowing up any and all warehousing space it can.”
http://www.economicmodeling.com/2017/07/10/the-link-between-e-commerce-and-warehousing-jobs/

6 Communication Tips That Will Make You a Better Leader

“Improve your relationships with other people and boost your team’s productivity and morale.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/6-communication-tips-that-will-make-you-a-better-leader/

Why Companies Should Hire People, Not Resumes

“There are people out there who can transform your organization, but they’re getting filtered out through the recruitment and selection process.”
https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/Pages/Companies-Should-Hire-People-Not-Resumes.aspx

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Shuller

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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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