Workforce Development News – June 19, 2017

By on June 19, 2017
Where Manufacturing Is Thriving

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It’s Time to Explode The Myth of “McJobs”

“Despite a familiar narrative, low-skill jobs are not replacing high-skill jobs.”
https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/6/13/15788610/robots-artificial-intelligence-ai-mcjobs-low-skill

Where Manufacturing Is Thriving In The U.S.

“Despite all the concerns raised about factory jobs leaving the country, all but 18 of the country’s 70 largest metropolitan regions have seen an uptick in industrial employment since 2011.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2017/06/12/where-manufacturing-is-thriving-in-the-u-s/

Understanding The Labor Productivity and Compensation Gap

“Sectors with the strongest declines in labor share included manufacturing, information, retail trade, and transportation and warehousing.”
https://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-6/understanding-the-labor-productivity-and-compensation-gap.htm

8 Keys to Nailing Workplace Etiquette

“Being rude or socially oblivious isn’t restricted to millennials, there’s plenty of it to go around.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/8-keys-to-nailing-workplace-etiquette/

How to Communicate Clearly During Organizational Change

“There are three main ways in which leaders too often send confusing signals to their organizations. These failures sew — at best — confusion; and at worst, the opposite of the strategic changes you’ve asked for.”
https://hbr.org/2017/06/how-to-communicate-clearly-during-organizational-change

Smart Answers to 15 Common Interview Questions

“Stand Out with Your Answers to These Interview Questions.”
https://www.job-hunt.org/recruiters/smart-job-interview-answers.shtml

7 Practical Ways to Reduce Bias in Your Hiring Process

“Unconscious racism, ageism, and sexism play a big role in who we hire. The good news is that there are steps you can take to reduce unconscious biases.”
https://hbr.org/2017/06/7-practical-ways-to-reduce-bias-in-your-hiring-process

10 Keys to Writing A Brilliant Speech

“Do your homework, keep it concise, and write from your unique perspective, but with the audience in mind. Follow these timeless tips for speechwriting success.”
https://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/52857.aspx

You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from.” – Ratatoullie

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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